Joel A. Martin
JAZZICAL® is a celebration of creative fusion -- it's the explosive union of classical composition and jazz innovation ignited with a fresh spirit all its own. JAZZICAL® captures the dynamic force of multiple cultures and influences, unleashing a kinetic energy that breaks down boundaries and yields whole new worlds of musical expression.
JAZZICAL® upholds the integrity of both the classical and jazz traditions while creating something new and authentic. No matter the project, classical music is never left at the door - we take it with us!
The future is here, and its namE...
PASSION OF FIRE!
“Nothing short of sensational. Took my breath away…”
- Armenian Bishop Daniel Findikyan after the debut of Joel A. Martin’s “Jazzical Komitas – Passion of Fire” during the Eternal Glory - Gomidas 150 concert at St Vartan Armenian Cathedral, NYC, Dec. 6, 2019.
Coming out in September 2020, “Jazzical Komitas – Passion of Fire” is an experience like no other for a new global audience. The music of Komitas Vardapet, an Armenian priest, musicologist, composer, arranger, singer, and choirmaster, who is considered the founder of the Armenian national school of music, internationally recognized as one of the pioneers of ethnomusicology.
A masterpiece in 4D - all three dimensions of thinking plus feeling. Like fire, there are many layers to this music: red, hot, and painfully beautiful. Jazzical Komitas celebrates the heritage and art of the Armenian people - past, present and future - through music.
To see and hear it is to know the magic of Komitas.
Below are two videos for your primer course in Jazzical Komitas!
Enjoy with love!