14.02.2023 | AZAT BAYAZITOV QUARTET | JAZZNIGHTS BY JAZZKOLLEKTIV
20:00 UHR OPENER BAND: AZAT BAYAZITOV QUARTET
“...unfettered imagination, no-limits technique, and heroic sound” – Ted Panken (DownBeat, Jazz Times)
Azat Bayazitov is a Russian-born and New York-based outstanding saxophonist, composer, arranger, and educator.
Azat is a Master degree graduate of the JAZZCAMPUS (Basel, Switzerland), studied with Mark Turner, Larry Grenadier, Jorge Rossy, Guillermo Klein, Domenic Landolf and many others, and GNESINS Russian Academy of Music (Moscow, Russia), teacher Alexander Oseychuk. The winner of international jazz competitions, ex-soloist of ‘Igor Butman Moscow Jazz Orchestra’.
He has been touring in the USA, Canada, Europe, India, South Korea, China, and Russia as well.
In 2015 Azat released his debut album “IF YOU STILL TRUST” (Butman Music records) which was recorded in New York with the participation of Mark Whitfield Jr.
In 2017 Azat Bayazitov decided to move to New York. In 2019 Azat recorded his new album “THE DOORS ARE OPEN” (Rainy Days records) with David Kikoski, Adam Rogers, Boris Kozlov, and Samvel Sarkisyan. The recording session held at Bunker Studio in New York. A new album was released in June 2020 and received many positive reviews and feedbacks from different reputable jazz magazines.
In summer 2022 Azat recorded his 3rd album “EXPECTATIONS” in Basel (Switzerland), and will be releasing Spring 2023.
Azat Bayazitov - saxophone Silvan Joray - guitar Josef Zeimetz - bass Luis Possollo - drums
21:00 UHR OPEN JAZZ JAM SESSION