Dutch Women of Jazz -- Amina Figarova & Tineke Postma
Friday, May 18, 2012 8:00 PM
MCG Jazz Concert Hall

Amina Figarova Sextet
Born in Baku, capitol of Azerbijan, to a musical family, Amina Figarova is a jazz composer and jazz pianist, currently based in Rotterdam. A graduate of Baku Conservatory and Berklee College of Music, she has gone on to perform at the Chicago, Portland, Rochester and Tri-C (Cleveland) jazz festivals, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, the North Sea Jazz Festival, the Capetown International Jazzfestival (South Africa), Salvador Bahia Jazz Festival (Brazil), JakArt Festival (Indonesia), in Israel, the United Arab Emirates, in Mexico, Canada and throughout Europe.

Tineke Postma Quartet
Tineke Postma is an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist.  During her college years at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, she received two scolarships to study at the Manhattan School  of Music in New York, where she worked with Dick Oatts, David Liebman and Chris Potter. In 2003, Tineke gratuaded with Honors at the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she has been teaching since 2005.Tineke plays energetic modern jazz and is inspired by Wayne Shorter, Cannonball Adderly, John Coltrane, Miles Davis and other great legends, without ignoring her own creativity.