2016 best of lists

December 30th, 2016

Best of yearlists 2016

HJW Fundraiser Concert NYC – to generate scholarships.

November 28th, 2016

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Live, Mommaas’ compositions at the Symphony Space in NYC

November 16th, 2016

This Sunday, November 20, four Columbia University ensembles will be performing my music at the Symphony Space on 2537 Broadway (95th street), NYC. The students have worked hard on the music. We had great rehearsals and an inspiring masterclass. This will be very special and I am very honored that I was invited as a guest performing artist.

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Ron Horton – tim Horner Nonet

September 16th, 2016

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CD Release party 55Barc NYC, Tony Moreno quintet ‘short stories’, Mayimba records.

September 13th, 2016

Tony Moreno quintet CD release short stories

CD Release party at JAZZ at the KITANO: WED. JUNE 1

May 20th, 2016

It is finally there, the CD release concert in NYC at JAZZ AT THE KITANO.
The band on the record will be present:
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And, check out this wonderful promo video of the release of SEBASTIAN NOELLE, ‘Shelter”.
The CD release concert will be on Thursday May 26 at THE CORNELIASTREET CAFE.
 

Another GREAT review in All About Jazz + CD release Concerts

April 21st, 2016

We received another incredible review on our new Sunny Side Records release ‘Ballads and Standards’ published on All about Jazz written by Budd Kopman. What a wonderful review, great insights, very well written, and…..which is always nice….. very positive.

Looking forward to our concert at the LEGENDARY Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap PA, the place where Keith made his famous Deer Head inn recording, Sat. April 23. Here Global Motion Trio will be reunited, including Nikolaj Hess and John Hebert. We made our first recording in 1999, aiaiai, time flies.
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Also in the agenda is a CD-release concert , ‘Shelter” released by Fresh Sound records with the great Sebastian Noelle, a great guitarist and wonderful composer. Its a true all star band, including Dan Weiss, Matt Mitchel and Matt Clohesy, may 26 at the Corneliastreet cafe. At the concert Russ Lossing will fill in for Matt Mitchel. Click here to here a sample of the recording.
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Nikolaj and I have CD release concert coming up in Jazz at the Kitano, in NYC, June 1st, with the original band of the “Ballads and Standards” Release. More on this later but please mark you calendar:).

Also look out for the double CD release of Tony Moreno which is another all start group including Jean-Michel Pilc, Ron Horton, Ugonna Ukegwo, and yours truely. The music is incredible, a very special project. Talking about recording, Ron Horton will lead a recording project in June with as theme the music of Andrew Hill. Cant wait to get in the mix with him.

Fantastic DUTCH review ‘Balance and Standards’. 5 stars!!!!!!!

February 23rd, 2016

A fantastic review from Dick Hovenga on my new release as co-leader with Nikolaj Hess ‘standards and ballads’ released by Sunnyside records. Hovenga has supported so many artists, it is really fantastic, please check out his great music website: Written in Music

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COPENHAGEN JAZZ FESTIVAL Febr. 27 & 28 at BARTOF STATION

February 19th, 2016

Looking forward to two concerts with Nikolaj Hess in Copenhagen at the Bartof Station in Copenhagen. On the 27th Quartet, on the 28th duo CD Release. Will be great.

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GRAMMY’S for your consideration

October 29th, 2015

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I am very pleased to announce that one of my recorded solos has made it on the ballot for the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. I am in:

Cat. 31 – IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO: Tenor sax Solo by Marc Mommaas on HEWA. Comp. by Amina Figarova.

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The composition is written by Amina Figarova . It’s a beautiful piece and has a very special vibe. I immediately had a special connection with this piece, which comes across when listening to the track. Have a listen: HEWA

There are three more categories this new Recording “Blue Whisper” is accepted in:
Cat. 33 – Jazz Instrumental Album: “Blue Whisper”
Cat. 61 – Instrumental Composition: “Hear My Voice” by Amina Figarova on the CD “Blue Whisper”
Cat. 63 – Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals: Hewa, composition and arrangement by Amina Figarova.

Lets see what happens, its very exciting.