New York Jazz Workshop Podcast with CJ Shearn : with guest Amina Figarova
Episode 3 of the New York Jazz Workshop Podcast with the great pianist and NYJW faculty member Amina Figarova. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Figarova was inspired to play music at starting at the age of 2, beginning with classical studies and later switching to jazz. She has described herself as a world traveler, who happens to play music. The process of composition began for her as a child as she would sing or play her experiences after being out on walks with her grandfather, just as someone might publish a diary. We spoke about her forthcoming album Blue Whisper due this summer, as well as jazz education. I would like to thank Amina Figarova for generously donating her time to do this podcast.