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Tigran Hamasyan Launches US Tour

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on October 9, 2018 - 7:00am
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Tigran Hamasyan launches an eight-city US tour in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday. The tour, featuring music from his latest releases, For Gyumri and An Ancient Observer, continues with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Fresno, and San Francisco, culminating in New York City on October 24.


Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan launches an eight-city tour of the United States at The Old Church Concert Hall in Portland, Oregon, on Wednesday. The tour, featuring music from his 2018 EP, For Gyumri, and 2017 album, An Ancient Observer, continues out West with shows in Seattle, Los Angeles, Denver, Fresno, and San Francisco, culminating with his sole East Coast concert, at Sony Hall in New York City, on October 24.

Hamasyan then returns to Europe, performing in his current hometown of Yerevan, Armenia, and in the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, and France this autumn. See below for all of the currently scheduled shows; for all the latest, visit

"As a pianist and composer, he draws inspiration from jazz, folkloric and classical sources, in ways that feel both hypermodern and practically ageless," says NPR. The Huffington Post calls him “one of jazz's most dynamic artists.”

To pick up a copy of For Gyumri on CD, 10" vinyl, MP3, and FLAC, head to the Nonesuch Store now. The EP is also available on Amazon and iTunes , and can be heard on Spotify and Apple Music. Here is the video for the song "Rays of Light," from For Gyumri, directed by Elena Hamasyan:


Oct 10 The Old Church Concert Hall Portland, OR
Oct 12 Earshot Jazz Festival Seattle, WA
Oct 14 Royce Hall Los Angeles, CA
Oct 16&17 Dazzle Jazz Club Denver, CO
Oct 19 California State University, Fresno Concert Hall Fresno, CA
Oct 21 Joe Henderson Lab, SFJAZZ Center (Sold Out) San Francisco, CA
Oct 24 Sony Hall New York, NY
Nov 1 Aram Khachaturian Grand Concert Hall Yerevan, ARMENIA
Nov 15 De Duif Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS
Nov 16 TivoliVredenburg Utrecht, NETHERLANDS
Nov 17 Jazz Brugge Bruges, BELGIUM
Nov 21 Voll-Damm Jazz Festival Barcelona, SPAIN
Dec 1 Marseille Jazz des Cinq Continents Aubagne, FRANCE
Tigran Hamasyan 2016 by Elena Petrosyan c wll w

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