Jamila Javadova-Spitzberg

November 21, 2022

FIKRET AMIROV: Diversity of Sounds within the Orchestra

The symphony is one of the most widely performed genres by orchestras worldwide. Initially emerging as an overture to Italian operas, the genre has undergone extended […]
February 28, 2021

Announcing: The Hajibeyli International Composition Competition

The National Music & Global Culture Society, in collaboration with the Azerbaijan-American Music Foundation, announces the inaugural Hajibeyli International Composition Competition to recognize outstanding new full-scale musical works inspired by […]
February 6, 2021

Gara Garayev: Sailing in Stormy Seas

Artists can be compared to ships: some remained anchored in harbors or sailed only in safe, calm seas near the land. Others are brave enough to […]
May 14, 2020

Asaf Zeynalli: “Fantasy in Mugham Style” Contest

The Azerbaijan-American Music Foundation is announcing an online competition for the best performance of the “Fantasy in Mugham Style” for violin and piano by Asaf Zeynalli, […]
March 20, 2020


March 16, 2020, marked the 80th Anniversary of the eminent Azerbaijani jazz pianist Vagif Mustafazade (1940-1979). It is with joy and pride we announce the release […]
February 14, 2020


On April 11, 2018, the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Monterey County, California, gave the world premiere performance of the Concerto for Balaban, Percussion Instruments, Piano, and […]
December 17, 2019

The Iconic, Irresistible Mustache, Fitted Slacks and Leather Jacket: Remembering jazz pianist and composer Vagif Mustafazadeh

Mid-2001, I said goodbye to my favorite city of Amsterdam, The Netherlands where I lived from 1997 and successfully landed in North Texas, USA.  This intercontinental […]
May 20, 2019

Work More, Work Hard and Believe in Your Success The Metropolitan Opera Triumph of Elchin Azizov

What could Puccini’s La Fanciulla del West and Saint-Saëns’ Samson et Dalila have in common? Italian in its origin, the former lines up with Puccini’s verismo style […]
November 2, 2018
AAMF Carmel Klavier

Happy, Full of Music Holidays!

Dear Friends of the American-Azerbaijan Music Foundation, We would like to take the opportunity and end the wonderful 2018 year by launching the AAMF BLOG page […]