Azerbaijani Princess of Jazz, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh



" Aziza was born on December 19, 1969, in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, into an immensely musical family: Her father, Vagif Mustafa Zadeh, an established Jazz legend throughout the former USSR, of whom BB. King said "people call me the king of the blues, but if I could play the piano like you do, I would call myself God," was a pioneer in as much as he was the first musician to incorporate the traditional music of his homeland, known as "mugam" into popular Western Jazz music. Mugam, itself a highly improvisational style, refers to a modal system of music of which there exist over 70 types, all defined by their specific pattern of intervals, range, as well as direction of melodic movement and rhythm. With her father as architect of the Azerbaijani Mugam Jazz Movement, and her mother Eliza Mustafa Zadeh (in Soviet times known as Eliza Khanom), herself a professional singer and one of the first women to sing in the new Mugam Jazz style, it was only a question of when and how Aziza would express her musical heritage. Aziza started playing the piano when she was 3 years old, gave her first concerts with 14, and won her first international prizes with 17. Aziza released her debut album, Aziza Mustafa Zadeh, in 1991. Her second album, Always, won her the Phono Academy Prize, a prestigious German music award, and the Echo Prize from Sony. She has since performed in many countries with many jazz and traditional luminaries and released several more albums, the most recent being Contrasts, released in 2006[and Contrasts II- 2007]. Since 1991, Aziza has sold around 15 million albums worldwide.."



Aziza Mustafa Zadeh-It ain´t necessarily so
 At Burghausen Internationale Jazz Fest

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh-Performing Bach's Courante At Burghausen Internationale Jazz Fest Aziza Mustafa Zadeh- Ladies of Azerbaijan
Aziza Mustafa Zadeh-Dance of Fire
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