Performing just one night at the Sheldon Community Arts Hangar!
Amina Figarova on Piano: Hailing from Azerbaijan, this New York City based pianist is an internationally recgnized composer, pianist and bandleader. Amina is the leader of the Amina Figarova Jazz Sextet, featured at the Newport Jazz Festival and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. The sextet also frequents clubs, such as Dizzy’s in NYC and Snug Harbor in NOLA
Bart Platteau on Flute: Growing up in Belgium, his career began as a classical percussionist for the Belgium National Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Orchestra of the Royal Opera in Brussels. From 1998-2010, Bart was the Head Professor of Flute Major Jazz Performance and Ensemble at the Rotterdam Conservatory. He now lives in NYC and tours worldwide with the Amina Figarova Sextet.
Juhn Damberg – Vibes, Percussion, Composition: John currently resides in Anchorage, where he is the leader of the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet, co-leader of JoMaLa and Instructor of Percussion at UAA. John has performed in a wide variety of musical settings nationally and internationally including: origional Latin and jazz ensembles, recording studio dates for Motown Records, with the Detroit, Seattle and Anchorage Symohony Orchestras and Broadway touring shows.
Bob Andrews on Bass: Originally from Iowa, Bob has traveled throughout the USA and Canada, performing, studying and teaching in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, Dallas, and Los Angeles. His list of performing credits include jazz combos, big bands, rock, country, funk, Latin and pop bands, the Cedar Rapids Symphony and Chamber Orchestra, as well as television, radio and album recording sessions.
Cameron Cartland on Drums: From Anchorage, Alaska, Cameron studied at the Berklee College of Music, UAA and in Brazil. He regularly plays with the John Damberg Latin Jazz Quintet and has had the opportunity to play with many internationally known visiting artists. In addition to being a performer, Cameron is an educator, teching private and group lessons in percussion since 2000.