Armen Nalbandian (b.1978 in Manchester, England) is a jazz pianist, composer & humanitarian.
In addition to the piano, he has been known to perform on the prepared Fender Rhodes mechanical piano, and contributes to produce jazz, improvised and experimental music in California. Nalbandian is the composer of over 600 works in addition to having led more than 20 different ensembles in the past few years. Nalbandian's compositions have included music for his trio, string quartets, orchestral music, music for theater, Armenian folk music, and game pieces. His primary ensemble is the Armen Nalbandian Trio.
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June 23, 2014
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May 08, 2014
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April 29, 2013
Armen Nalbandian Publishes First Book: Portrait Of An Artist As A Young...
March 29, 2013
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February 08, 2013
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August 18, 2011
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July 31, 2011
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Armen Nalbandian is a truly great modern musician with an expansive understanding of the jazz tradition and then some. he has a completely open mind and big open ears. his work on prepared fender rhodes is a revelation to someone like me who grew up hearing that instrument in the way it was used in the 70s. armen can massage the jazz and can find the music and beauty in noise. —Matthew Shipp
extemely tuneful and organic music with a real group synergy, plus a wonderful negotiation between accessibility and a true spirit of adventure. highly recommended!
- d.d. jackson
“after hearing armen nalbandian’s new cd, I can say that armen has found a personal voice in expressing a music that is so clearly a part of his soul