December 19, birthday of Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (b. 1969)

Since July, I have been concentrating solely on female composers.  You can read about that in my post from July 19.  If I can’t find one born on the calendar day, I won’t post.  On with today’s composer.

Aziza Mustafa Zadeh is an Azerbaijani musician being a singer, composer, and improviser. She fuses a traditional Azerbaijani improvisational singing form, mugham, with classical, jazz and avant-garde styles as well. Click here for a brief UNESCO description of Mugham. Both her parents were musicians, and her dad Vagif is noted as the first person to realize the similarity of Mugham and jazz quality. So he was kind of the Chick Corea of Azerbaijan. He died in 1979 and Aziza’s mother gave up her own career in order to foster her daughter’s.


Mozarts Jazz Ballade

Holiday Blessings


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One Response to December 19, birthday of Aziza Mustafa Zadeh (b. 1969)

  1. kvennarad says:

    I think she would have gotten on well with Brubeck.


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