Hampstead Jazz Club Presents

Elchin Shirinov Trio

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

PizzaExpress Live in partnership with the Hampstead Jazz Club, proudly present a jazz pianist, composer and arranger Elchin Shirinov. He was included in All About Jazz's December 2022 poll of the top 200 favourite living pianists in the world. From 2018 to Oct 2022 he was a member of the famous jazz double bassist Avishai Cohen's trio, during which time he recorded 3 albums as part of the trio and toured internationally at festivals and venues such as Blue Note New York jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s jazz club, Blue Note Tokyo jazz club, Tokyo Jazz festival, Jazz a Vienne, Jazz in Marciac, Elbphilharmonie Hamburg, Berlin Philharmonie concert hall, Paris Jazz festival, London Jazz Festival, Barbican.

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"The pianist is Elchin Shirinov, the thoughtful but forceful Azerbaijani musician who played on both Two Roses and Arvoles...Cohen's vivacious bass improv and Shirinov's contrastingly imperturbable lyricism glow through this fine set - and if the new tunes add few surprises to the leader's signature songbook, the playing is incandescent.”

John Fordham, The Guardian

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"Shirinov's performance was suave and confident, melting into the lower tones of Cohen's bass. His piano solo in the central number ‘Shifting Sands’ was a moment of calm within an electrifying set.”

Izzy Blankfield, London Jazz News / London Jazz Festival Review 2021

"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. His record is a strong achievement - pleasing to listen to, strong compositions, nice improvising, really good trio playing."


Band Lineup

Elchin Shirinov (piano)

Andrea Di Biase (double Bass)

Dave Hamblett (drums)