LUCY YEGHIAZARYAN, voice
Grant Stewart, saxophone
Pete Malinverni, piano
Paul Sikivie, bass
Steve Williams, drums
Please join us on May 19th at 4pm for Jazz Vespers featuring Lucy Yeghiazaryan. Singing sensation Lucy Yeghiazaryan was born in a small province of Armenia and moved to The United States in 2001 at the age of 11. She has been an active member of the Jazz community in and outside of the country since her teenage years. In New York, Yeghiazaryan can be found playing at Smalls, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Symphony Space and Smoke. Lucy leads a regular Tuesday session at Mezzrow Jazz Club and has a monthly residency at the historic Showman's Jazz Club in Harlem with her organ trio.
Yeghiazaryan has shared the stage with Grant Stewart, Winard Harper, Herold Mabern, Don Braden, Steve Williams, Rodney Whitaker, Terell Stafford, Bernadette Peters, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and many more. She has served as a resident vocalist for the National Armenian Jazz Orchestra for various performance seasons and was one of the 10 finalists in the International Monk Jazz Competition in 2015. Yeghiazaryan is a member of the jazz faculty at Temple University and will release her debut album, BLUE HEAVEN, on Celler Live Records in 2019.
In addition to her work as a straight-ahead jazz vocalist, Lucy plays violin and sings in the acapella group YY Sisters who perform medieval Armenian/modern folk music and enjoy wide recognition within the Armenian community.