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Aga Zaryan

Primary Instrument: Vocalist

Aga Zaryan

Aga Zaryan born January 17, 1976 - is an internationally recognized jazz vocalist of the new generation. Aga conveys the finest of the history of jazz to today's audiences, continuing the traditions of great artists like Shirley Horn, Carmen McRae and Joni Mitchell. She is known for her distinctive style, class and intimate approach to singing, with a characteristic lightness of phrasing and warm, slightly matte-toned voice. Aga Zaryan has been successful in integrating ambitious artistic goals with popular appeal, recording four albums to date, all of which have earned gold, platinum or multi-platinum status in Poland. In 2008 she was honored with the Polish muisic industry's most prestigious prize - The Fryderyk Chopin Award. She was nominated for the title of Woman of The Year 2008 by Gazeta Wyborcza-Wysokie Obcasy, one of Poland's most influential and widely circulated newspapers. Aga was also named Jazz Vocalist of The Year in the European Jazz Forum Magazine's yearly Jazz Top readers' poll in 2007, 2008 and 2009. She has appeared in clubs and at festivals in Poland, England, the USA, Germany, Israel, France, Norway, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Montenegro, Bulgaria, Turkey, Portugal, Russia and Iceland....
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Awards

'Best Polish Female Jazz Vocalist' Jazz Forum's Readers Awards 2007 & 2008 & 2009 [6] 'Best Poetic Album' Fryderyk Award for 'Beauty is Dying' 2008[4][12] '50 Most Important Ladies of the Capital 2008' - Życie Warszawy (Warsaw press)[5] 'Best New Artist' Mateusz Award - Polish National Radio 3 award for 'Picking up the Pieces' 2007[13][14] Second Prize at the International Jazz Vocalists' Competition in Zamość, PL - 1998 Nominations 'Woman of the Year 2008' - Gazeta Wyborcza magazine (Wysokie Obcasy) 'Wdechy' 2007 'Co Jest Grane' (Whats going on) magazine's Warsaw cultural awards[15] 'Best Polish Jazz Vocalist' Jazz Forum's Reader's Awards 2004 and 2005 'Best Jazz Album' "My Lullaby" Fryderyk 2002[16]
Looking Walking Being

Looking Walking Being
Blue Note Records
2010
Tracks: 1. Cherry Tree Avenue 2. Looking Walking Being 3. Let Me 4. For the New Year 5. The Stars Are as Lonely as Us 6. Seeking My Love 7. February Evening in New York 8. My Name 9. Temptation Game 10. Wanting the Moon 11. What is This Thing Called Happiness 12. The Thread
Personnel: Aga Zaryan: vocals, Michal Tokaj: piano, David Doruzka: guitar, Michal Baranski: double bass, Lukasz Zyta: drums, Munyungo Jackson: percussion. Live at Palladium

Live at Palladium
Warner Music Poland
2008
Tracks: CD 1 1. Seventh Heaven 2. It Might As Well Be Spring 3. Woman's Work 4. Throw It Away 5. Picking Up The Pieces 6. I Hear Music 7. Answer Me CD 2 1. Tender As A Rose 2. Day Dream 3. Here`s To Life 4. Suzanne 5. Never Said (Chan`s Song)/Trust Me 6. Visions
Personnel: Aga Zaryan: vocals, Larry Koonse: guitar, Darek Oles: double bass, Munyungo Jackson: percussion. Beauty is Dying

Beauty is Dying
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego/Cosmopolis
2007
Tracks: 1. Kalinowym mostem chodziłam 2. Warszawa widziana po raz trzeci 3. Wiersz o nas i chłopcach 4. Miłość 5. Żoliborz 6. Umiera piękno 7. Kolęda warszawska 8. Piosenka o Powstaniu 9. Miłość (repryza)
Personnel: Aga Zaryan: vocals, Michal Tokaj: piano, Tomasz Szukalkski: tenor sax, Darek Oles: double bass, Lukasz Zyta: drums. Picking Up the Pieces

Picking Up the Pieces
Polish Radio
2006
Tracks: 1. Day Dream 2. Throw It Away 3. Picking Up The Pieces 4. Woman's Work 5. Answer Me 6. The Man I Love 7. Here's to Life 8. It Might As Well Be Spring 9. Sophisticated Lady 10. Suzanne 11. Tender As a Rose
Personnel: Aga Zaryan: vocals, Larry Koonse: guitar, Darek Oles: double bass, Munyungo Jackson: percussion. My Lullaby

My Lullaby

2002
Tracks: 1. To See A World 2. Waltz For Debby 3. I%27ve Got The World On A String 4. My Lullaby 5. You And The Night And The Music 6. I Put A Spell On You 7. Never Said (Chan's Song)/Trust Me 8. Still We Dream (Ugly Beauty) 9. I Hear Music 10. Polka Dots And Moonbeams
Personnel: Aga Zaryan: vocals, Michal Tokaj: piano, Tomasz Szukalkski: tenor sax, Darek Oles: double bass, Lukasz Zyta: drums.

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