Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends: A Night of Armenian Jazz Fusion
Join us in welcoming the Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends Band from Armenia for their first official nationwide tour on Friday, April 7th, at St. John Armenian Church! This talented, energetic and young group of fine Armenian musicians will make you dance the night away with their new take on old Armenian folk melodies and tunes with a funky, jazzy twist!
Sevana Tchakerian, accordionist from the famous Collectif Medz Bazar, will be joining the band as special guest for an exciting collaboration.
Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends is an ethno-jazz and folk band based in Yerevan, Armenia. The band was formed in 2011 with the goal of introducing jazz to the tar, immediately standing out as a fresh, modern sound in world music. Although historically heard in traditional Armenian folk music, Voskanyan’s band has given the tar a new identity and, as a result, has created a new genre of music that fuses old and new to produce something wholly unique – an alluring concoction of jazz, folk and rock, all inspired by classical Armenian melodies!
The band has performed in over 10 countries across the globe and is now ready to take on the US and WOW audiences across the country. Tickets are available at: miqayel.eventbrite.com
Curious about what the band sounds like? One look at these YouTube clips and we promise you’ll be sold!