Nuance Jazz Band is an Armenian ethnic jazz sextet active since 2009. Founded and led by Garik Saribekyan, Nuance is one of the most recognised and ethnically sounding bands on Yerevan jazz stage.
The current members of the band are
Garik Saribekyan – piano and keyboard Arik Babayan – bass-guitar Albert Ordinyan – percussion Ruzanna Kirakosyan – qanun Artur Yeghiazaryan – saxophone Gevorg Charchyan – drums First time on stage in Alibi club in 2009 the band was recognized as one of the most innovative and ethnically sounding tune on the Yerevan jazz stage.
Nuance Jazz Band has been a regular guest (2012-2015) at annual International Jazz Festival in Yerevan, held on April 30, on the International Jazz Day.
In 2015 , Nuance won “The Best Jazz Composition of the Year” award by local radio station Radio Van, with their composition called “Zartonq”.
In 2016 April, Nuance has performed a concert for the Aurora Prize nominees in Mezzo Classic House Club.
Nuance Jazz Band performs compositions of Komitas, Tsovak Hambardzumyan alongside with Armenian folk music, jazz standards and compositions by Garik Saribekyan.