Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Talks About 'StandArt' in New Video Ahead of North American Tour

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Tigran Hamasyan kicks off a North American tour with music from his new album of American standards, StandArt, at The Opera House in Brooklyn on Wednesday, followed by shows in Bentonville, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, Ottawa, and Toronto. "Out of all the so-called jazz standard repertoire, there are a number of compositions that really have a special place in my heart,” he says in a new video about the making of the album. "It was a true blessing to record this project with Matt Brewer with Justin Brown as the trio and have guest appearances of Ambrose Akinmusire, Mark Turner, and Joshua Redman."

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Tigran Hamasyan kicks off a seven-city North American tour featuring music from StandArt, his new album of American standards, at The Opera House in Brooklyn this Wednesday, November 9. The tour, with Hamasyan's StandArt band mates, bassist Matt Bewer and drummer Justin Brown, then stops in Bentonville, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ottawa, culminating at Koerner Hall in Toronto on November 19. See below for all of the currently announced dates; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

To coincide with the tour launch, Hamasyan has released a short video about the making of StandArt, which you can watch below.

“Out of all the so-called jazz standard repertoire, there are a number of compositions that really have a special place in my heart,” Hamasyan says in the video. “To me they are timeless, beautiful melodies that have been with me since I was a child. I wanted to take the melodies of these standards and apply ideas that I have been developing in my earlier recordings …”

He goes on to say: “It was a true blessing to record this project with Matt Brewer with Justin Brown as the trio and have guest appearances of Ambrose Akinmusire, Mark Turner, and Joshua Redman. I’m really grateful and happy that there’s a documentation of this process.”

TIGRAN HAMASYAN ON TOUR

Nov 9 The Opera House Brooklyn, NY
Nov 11 The Momentary Bentonville, AR
Nov 12 Royce Hall Los Angeles, CA
Nov 15 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
Nov 16 Admore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
Nov 18 National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON
Nov 19 Koerner Hall Toronto, ON
     
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Tigran Hamasyan: 'StandArt' making-of video
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    Watch: Tigran Hamasyan Talks About 'StandArt' in New Video Ahead of North American Tour

    Tigran Hamasyan kicks off a seven-city North American tour featuring music from StandArt, his new album of American standards, at The Opera House in Brooklyn this Wednesday, November 9. The tour, with Hamasyan's StandArt band mates, bassist Matt Bewer and drummer Justin Brown, then stops in Bentonville, Los Angeles, Boston, Philadelphia, and Ottawa, culminating at Koerner Hall in Toronto on November 19. See below for all of the currently announced dates; for all the latest, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    To coincide with the tour launch, Hamasyan has released a short video about the making of StandArt, which you can watch below.

    “Out of all the so-called jazz standard repertoire, there are a number of compositions that really have a special place in my heart,” Hamasyan says in the video. “To me they are timeless, beautiful melodies that have been with me since I was a child. I wanted to take the melodies of these standards and apply ideas that I have been developing in my earlier recordings …”

    He goes on to say: “It was a true blessing to record this project with Matt Brewer with Justin Brown as the trio and have guest appearances of Ambrose Akinmusire, Mark Turner, and Joshua Redman. I’m really grateful and happy that there’s a documentation of this process.”

    TIGRAN HAMASYAN ON TOUR

    Nov 9 The Opera House Brooklyn, NY
    Nov 11 The Momentary Bentonville, AR
    Nov 12 Royce Hall Los Angeles, CA
    Nov 15 Berklee Performance Center Boston, MA
    Nov 16 Admore Music Hall Ardmore, PA
    Nov 18 National Arts Centre Ottawa, ON
    Nov 19 Koerner Hall Toronto, ON
         
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