Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Coming up on Jamie’s radio show…Tigran Hamasyan

This week, Jamie features Armenian-born jazz pianist Tigran Hamasyan in session at the BBC Maida Vale Studios.

Showcasing songs from his latest album A Fable, Tigran explains how he gravitated towards jazz and traditional Armenian folk music in his childhood in Armenia, and how he returned to these early inspirations for this album.


  1. Who's saying what about Tigran

    "Amazing! Now, Tigran, you are my teacher" - Herbie Hancock
    "A mature and great and rich and deep artist" - Chick Corea
    "Plays piano like a raga, the next Keith Jarrett" - Trilok Gurtu

    Tigran popped into the studios in January to chat and record 4 tracks for Jamie Cullum's Radio 1 programme, airing on Tuesday. Catch him live next Thursday 1 March at St Georges Bristol at 8pm.