Ashot Parunakyan is one of the most experienced jazz pianists of the county. The bands led by him in the 70’s-80’s were rather popular. His current quartet has existed for quite a while, some 15-20 years. Band members have come and gone, but the core has remained the same. Also the same are the style and the performance manner: traditional, classic jazz.
Ashot Parunakyan’s Quartet has participated in many jazz festivals in various cities of the CIS: Krivoy Rog, Murmansk, Tbilisi, Novosibirsk, Odessa, etc. During the Murmansk festival the quartet was awarded the title of a laureate, and was later invited by composer Yu. S. Saulski to perform in Moscow after the band’s more than successful performance at the Odessa festival.
Last year the quartet recorded and released an album with both jazz standards and original material by band members.
Ashot Parunakyan – piano
Aran Parunakyan – tenor saxophone
Vardan Vardanyan – bass
Hayk Amyan – drums.