An afternoon of experimental techniques, free improvisation, and avant-garde styles. Baghirov, born into a musically prominent family in Azerbaijan, played the violin at 5 and soon found his love for jazz leading him to the Berklee School at Umbria Clinics in Italy and the Berklee College of Music in Boston. After graduating from the New York University’s Steinhardt, Masters of Music in Jazz Studies/Saxophone Performance, he has performed in clubs such as Twins Jazz and Twins Lounge, Ellington’s on Eight, Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Galvan, an Arlingtonian, started on the classical guitar at age 6 and by 13 was drawn to the teachings of jazz guitarist John Sessum. He graduated from Berklee College of Music and continued his studies of guitar performance and jazz composition. Chris has performed with Barry Titone (Lionel Hampton) and many others. In 2009 Chris released his first solo album At Night, We Speak, a concept album which combines modern jazz and classical compositional concepts from his many influences. His book Music Theory Field Manual came out in 2013. Galvan is on the jazz faculty at NVC College.
Reception following. Suggested donation to the Tower Restoration Fund $10.
Event begins at 3:30PM
Presented by: Church of the Holy City
Featured Artist(s): Zulfugar Baghirov, saxophone; Chris Galvan, guitar