Elchin Shirinov Trio

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Last Show: Sunday 24 th February 2019

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

The Elchin Shirinov Trio is an exciting project interweaving forward looking arrangements of traditional Azerbaijani music and brand new compositions. The band was initiated by London-based Azerbaijani pianist Elchin Shirinov. His aim was to find creative and versatile musicians who could adapt to a wide spectrum of ideas: from folk inspired melodies to the most modern concepts of jazz improvisation.


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“Elchin has a really good sense of how to orchestrate for the trio setting. In particular he finds a distinct place for the piano and the bass in the music. He doesn’t play any extraneous stuff that the bass is already doing. That makes the listening experience pleasing - It’s transparent. Pleasing to listen to, strong compositions, nice improvising, really good trio playing.”

Brad Mehldau

The choice fell on the Italian-born London-based bassist Andrea Di Biase with his varied set of past experiences in classical, jazz and folk music; and on British drummer Jon Scott with his exciting rhythmic creativity and his thoughtful taste. Over their four years of activity, the trio had the opportunity to play in many renown festivals and clubs across the world such as Sunside Jazz club in Paris, Palmengarten Hall in Frankfurt, Mugam Centre in Baku and many other venues in Moscow, Cannes, Athens, Budapest and Neaples.  

Pianist Elchin Shirinov was tutored by great musical talents such as Aaron Goldberg, Kevin Hays, Jean Michel Pilc. In his formative years, he was influenced by a number of great musicians, most notably Art Tatum, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, nd Brad Mehldau through an intensive analytic work on their music.

Band Lineup

Elchin Shirinov (piano)

Andrea Di Biase (double Bass)

Jon Scott (drums)