ASA: Armenian Students Association

JOIN NEW YORK ASA AND TIGRAN MARTIKYAN JAZZ QUARTET TO CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ARTSAKH INDEPENDENCE

For immediate release:

Contact:
Alec Gevorkyan   - agevorkyan@hotmail.com
Tigran Martikyan - tm276@hotmail.com

JOIN NEW YORK ASA AND TIGRAN MARTIKYAN JAZZ QUARTET TO CELEBRATE THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY OF ARTSAKH INDEPENDENCE.
				
TIGRAN MARTIKYAN
As always Tigran Martikyan and his quartet members will be performing their 
own new compositions as well as some songs of the great Komitas. 

QuArTeT MeMbErS- - - - - - 

	Loren Stillman-alto,soprano sax 

Thomas Morgan -Double Bass 
	
	Danny Weiss-Drums 

Tigran Martikyan-piano 

WHEN:	MAY 9, 2003 (FRIDAY)
WHERE:	The Living Room @ 84 Stanton St. 
	(corner of Stanton & Allen) 
	East Village/Bowery. 
	Take (F) train to 2nd avenue station
TIME: 	8:00-9:00pm (SHARP!)

No Cover! 
$5 tip jar donation. 

For more information about 'The Living Room' you may visit 
http://www.livingroomny.com/
PHONE:(212) 533-7235/37 

For further information about Tigran Martikyan, 
you may also visit http://www.tigranmartikyan.com 

For more information about the NY ASA, 
please visit NY ASA website http://www.asainc.org/newyork









Contact Info: Alec Gevorkyan	 
Email: agevorkyan@hotmail.com

For Immediate Release:

NEW YORK, NY - The New York Armenian Students' Association would like to 
invite you to an evening of jazz with Tigran Martikyan Quartet celebrating 
the tenth anniversary of Artsakh independence.  Tigran will be performing his 
own compositions and the music of Komitas, one of the greatest pioneers of the 
Armenian music.  

The event will take place at the Living Room, May 9th, 2003 from 8:00PM to 9:00PM (sharp).  
There is no cover charge, however a $5 donation is suggested.

The Armenian-born pianist, Tigran Martikyan, combines his unique interpretations of jazz 
with the music of his native country, Armenia, and other medieval melodies forming a uniquely 
beautiful blend of old and new. His music challenges conventional barriers; he weaves a sound 
that is both lyrically vibrant with diversity, and his technique renders it a fresh yet 
elegant finish. 

Tigran has been playing piano professionally since he was eight years old, although he studied 
cello, which was his main instrument. Besides Cello and piano, Tigran started to learn the 
accordion without taking any lessons, which he was able to master it in a short period of time.
He also picked up the guitar and dhol when he was five years old. 

At the age of 16, Tigran immigrated to the US, at the same year he won the 2nd prize in a song 
writing competition at the LA Inner City Cultural Community Center. In 1999,he was one of the five 
finalists at the 19th Annual Jacksonville Jazz Festival piano Competition as well as at the 
Third Annual Armenian Awards Festival in 2000. Tigran had placed 2nd at the 
Fourth International Jazz Soloist Competition in Monaco, France in 2002, at the same year he was 
selected as one of the candidates for the Martial Solal Jazz International piano Competition in Paris, 
where he successfully entered semifinal round. 

Tigran has earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Southern California, and Master of Music at 
Manhattan School of Music. At the same time, recognition for his talent in the field grew steadily. 
His many awards include: The Manhattan school of Music Scholarship, 
the Hilton Head Jazz Society 10th Annual Scholarship, eight honors from the Los Angeles City College and 
merit scholarship from USC School of Music and Armenian General Benevolent Union. 

The New York Post introduced him as one of New York's most promising young jazz musicians. 
The Post described him as a "hot prospect in biz, earning respect from his contemporaries and whispers 
about potential greatness." He appeared in Jazz Discovery on television several times, in which Chick Corea 
described his music as "intellectual" 

Dick Katz, who has worked with greats from Benny Goodman to Buck Clayton, says he likes the way Martikyan 
brings "ethnic features from his culture" into the usual jazz mix. Katz adds: 
"In this day and age of cookie-cutter students, I have found him to be refreshingly individual." 

Tigran is currently working on the second recording, which will be sure to engage the listeners in the 
diverse, yet elegantly blended music.  His ambitions for the future include involvement in film and 
theater projects. 

The Living Room is located at 
84 Stanton St, 
(corner of Stanton & Allen; East Village/Bowery).  
New York, NY

You can take (F) train to the 2nd avenue station.  
For more information about 'The Living Room' you may visit 
http://www.thelivingroomny.com 

Phone#: (212) 533-7235/37

For more information about Tigran Martikyan please visit www.tigranmartikyan.com. 
For more information about other events in the New York/New Jersey area please 
visit http://www.asainc.org/newyork/events.shtml