Date: April 14, 2015
“Quartet Diminished”, an Iranian Jazz quartet plans to celebrate the International Jazz Day during a two night concert on May 8 - 9, 2015, at Niavaran Cultural Center in Tehran.
According to jazzday.com, in November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. International Jazz Day brings together communities, schools, artists, historians, academics, and jazz enthusiasts all over the world to celebrate and learn about jazz and its roots, future and impact; raise awareness of the need for intercultural dialogue and mutual understanding; and reinforce international cooperation and communication. Each year on April 30, this international art form is recognized for promoting peace, dialogue among cultures, diversity, and respect for human rights and human dignity; eradicating discrimination; promoting freedom of expression; fostering gender equality; and reinforcing the role of youth in enacting social change.
Founded by Ehsan Sadigh in 2013, “Quartet Diminished” is composed of Ehsan Sadigh (Electric Guitar), Maziar Younesi (Piano, Voice), Peter Soleimanipour (Sax, Clarinet) and Rouzbeh Fadavi (Drums).
According to Hermes Records` website, “Quartet Diminished aims to create musical moments based on its members` individual or collaborative ideas, which range from ethnic folk music to completely original compositions. The quartet strives to the creation of soundscapes that reflect their contemporary view towards music and promenades from the 70’s psychedelic music to native folk dances, from the 20th century’s Avant-garde to contemporary jazz, from entirely defined compositions to completely improvised moments. After successful performances in Tehran, Bratislava, Vienna and Budapest, Diminished meets its audience in Tehran once more.”
According to ILNA, during the two-night event, the band`s latest album entitled “Station One” will also be released by Hermes Records.