Tue, May 6th

MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN & FRIENDS BAND

world music TICKETS

Doors 8:45PM
Show 9PM
Advance Price
Door Price FREE
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door


MIQAYEL VOSKANYAN & FRIENDS BAND 
 
 
Celebrated tar-player Miqayel Voskanyan formed the “Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends” ethnic jazz and folk fusion music band in 2011 as a creative outlet for his experimental and self-expressive compositions. 
 
Miqayel Voskanyan has earned quite a reputation in his native Armenia and international music circles. He has managed to create modern, innovative music with an ancient instrument that has historically been limited to traditional folk music. 
 
The band’s genre can be regarded as folk fusion. Their highly distinguishable music incorporates jazz, Armenian folk, rock, funk and elements of world music. Miqayel and his band have successfully created a new musical style with a fresh and modern sound. Their music has resonated with Armenian and international audiences as it conveys a combination of new and old melodies.
 
The six band members include some of Armenia’s youngest and most talented musicians. They are Miqayel Voskanyan (tar), Arman Peshtmaljyan (piano, keyboards), David Melkonyan (alto and soprano sax), Gurgen Ghazaryan (bass), Eduard Harutyunyan (percussion) and Movses Ghazaryan (drums).
 
"Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends" is constantly putting on performances in Armenia and abroad. The band takes part in several international music competitions and festivals. Recently, Band has got invitation to participate in the Made In NY Jazz Competition Concert on May 3, 2014 in NYC. 
 
"Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends" won the "Best Band of the Year" award at the Radio Van Music Awards in 2012. This is a testament to their overwhelming popularity in Armenia. The band is always pushing the limits of expression, nurturing the constant evolution of their sound. "Miqayel Voskanyan & Friends" has ushered a new era in modern Armenian music and their creative energy is unlimited.