A musical band would accompany the winner of the 43rd Montreux Jazz Competition in the concert. It would be held with the support of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation. The band, including Isfar Sarabski on piano, Makar Novikov on double bass, Alexander Mashin on drums, Shahriyar Imanov on tar and ud, Umida Abasova and Osman Eyyublu on violin, Ilgar Rzayev on viola and Aleksey Miltikh on cello, will perform in Majestic Hotel's Diane salon on February 2.
Isfar Sarabski, who began playing the piano at the age of seven studied classic piano for eleven years at the Bulbul Music School. He graduated from Baku Music Academy. His early influences included Louis Armstrong and Dizzy Gillespie, while Keith Jarrett, Brad Mehldau, Bill Evans, Oscar Peterson, and the central figure of Azerbaijani jazz Vagif Mustafazadeh have inspired Sarabski to compose his own music. AzerNews.