Tigran Trio (Armenia)
Trained as a classical and jazz musician, Tigran Hamasyan draws on such influences as Armenian folk music, rock, beatbox and poetry. Nonesuch Records will release MOCKROOT, Tigran's label debut early in 2015.
With four critically acclaimed albums and an unceasing touring schedule, the Thelonious Monk Piano Competition winner has acquired a dedicated international following and accolades from the likes of Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock and Brad Mehldau.
The Times of London said of his 2013 release Shadow Theater, "Armenian folk, electronic loops, heavenly voices and indie rock energy vie with Hamasyan’s rippling piano to create a dramatic, deeply melodic music unlike anything else you’ll hear this year.”
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