Musicus Concentus and Something Like This present
I Poeti del Piano Solo
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Sala Vanni, h. 21:15
Born in 1989 in Baku, Azerbaijan, Isfar Sarabski graduated at Boston’s Berklee College of Music before winning the Montreux Jazz Festival’s Solo Piano Competition in 2009, the Honorary Artist of Azerbaijan and the Zirva State Prize the following year. Great-granddaughter of singer Huseyngulu Sarabski, a legendary figure in Azerbaijani music, Isfar signed his recording debut in 2021 with Planet, a mirror of an eclectic idea of jazz, where Afro-American-derived language is mixed with electronic explorations, symphonic echoes and a pianism that may recall Rachmaninov.
His music is an impressionistic jazz, rich in references to the folkloric tradition of his home country and at the same time open to the exploration of electronic soundscapes. Boundaries between genres do not exist for him: Isfar Sarabski’s musical style can sometimes resemble that of Brad Mehldau, but he also explores the classic minimalist approach. Sarabski has a great sense of storytelling and a strong respect for Azerbaijani traditional music.
For the realization of I Poeti del Piano Solo festival thanks also to Anea Italia srl and Credem Euromobiliare Private Banking