Grammy-winning jazz band will perform in Baku

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By Laman Ismayilova

Grammy-winning jazz fusion band Yellow Jackets will perform a concert in Baku, reports Azernews.

The concert will take place at the State Academic Musical Theater on October 31.

The Jazz Concert is another event organized by Premier Ltd as part of the Jazz Star project.

Since 2005, the project has introduced music lovers to original musicians and their unique works.

Over their 40-year history, Yellow Jackets have recorded 25 albums, received 17 Grammy nominations, won two, played countless sold-out tours, and received worldwide critical and commercial acclaim.

In 1977, Robben Ford assembled a group of veteran session musicians to record his album “The Inside Story”.

Together, they recorded their first album in 1980. However, shortly after this disc, Ford decided to go in another musical direction and moved away from his musicians. While Robben’s popularity waned over the years, a group previously known as the Yellow Jackets flourished. Thus, the modern Yellow Jackets, one of the most influential and beloved jazz bands, were formed.

Over time, the Yellow Jackets have undergone many changes in their lineups. But the unusually high quality of musical skills remained unchanged, which comes as no surprise to those who know and appreciate the band and their work.

The accidentally chosen name took root in the group for a long time and brought it luck and well-deserved popularity around the world.

Yellow Jackets arrives in Baku in its current lineup, which includes: Russell Ferrante – keyboards, synthesizers (1981 – present), Bob Mintszer – saxophone, bass cradle, EWI (1991 – present), William Kennedy – drums, percussion (1987-1999 , 2010-present), Deine Alderson – BAS (2015-present).

Tickets can be purchased at all Baku ticket offices and on iTicket.az.

The event’s media partners are Azernews.az, Trend.az, Day.az and Milli.az.

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