One of the most successful international bands in the US, which has played the main stage of the Newport Jazz Festival, Chicago Jazz Festival, New Orleans Jazz Festival, Detroit Jazz Festival, and many more. Featuring new original compositions infused with grace and warmth, Amina s music is rooted in the progressive mainstream styles of post beboppers including Miles Davis, Horace Silver, and Herbie Hancock.
...Many of the strongest composer-arranger-orchestra leaders in jazz are women. Think Toshiko Akiyoshi, Carla Bley, Maria Schneider. Amina Figarova has a chance to join their company. All she needs is an orchestra. Figarova's compositions for small ensemble have been brilliant since at least 2005, when she released September Suite, still the deepest, most powerful jazz response to the events of 9/11... by Thomas Conrad for --Stereophile Magazine
Amina Figarova boasts a graceful and erudite piano style, but her second instrument is her band … a first rate jazz pianist. --All About Jazz