Miqayel Voskanyan & friends is a Yerevan, Armenia – based folk fusion, conteporary folk jazz music band. Formed in 2011, the band has managed to create modern, innovative music in Armenia with an ancient armenian instrument tar, that has historically been limited to traditional folk music. The band plays mostly original compositions, which are strongly influenced by the Armenian folk music. Their highly distinguishable music is a concoction of jazz, fusion, folk, rock, contemporary ethnic and elements of world music. The original and unique compositions are authored by band leader Miqayel Voskanyan and also by the band members.
In 2013, "Miqayel Voskanyan & friends" won the "Best Band of the Year" award at the Radio Van Music Awards.
In spring 2014, the band received a special invitation to perform at the Made In New York Jazz Competition Gala Concert in New York City. On May 3, 2014 the band got a great opportunity to play at the BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center NY with legendary jazz artists Randy Brecker and Lenny White. In the summer of the same year, the band received an invitation for representing Armenia at Caucasus Cultural Festival held in Seoul ( South Korea).
At the end of 2014 they recorded their debut CD album.
In June 2015 "Miqayel Voskanyan & friends" band had the honour to represent Armenia at the MIDEM festival in Cannes , France. In August 2015, the band took part in International Ethnic Festival Krutushka at Kazan city ( Russia). Now the band is working on their second CD album called Nightology.
7pm doors | 8pm show | $20 adv. | $25 day of