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What does Jazzical Komitas sound like at the piano? Now you will know, an exploration of the music and the 88 keys with some of the world's greatest Armenian melodies. Komitas - say it, know it, love it!

Live from the Sounds on Oberlin concert series, Raleigh NC, Oct 2021.


Jazzical Komitas
Passion of Fire

Grammy Run 2022-2023

Fall 2021

Jazzical Arts has launched a new organization—Jazzical Komitas: Passion of Fire – with the goal of reaching an international audience and a Grammy nomination/win.   “Jazzical Komitas – Passion of Fire” is an experience like no other.  This acclaimed music, written by Komitas Vardapet, has been recreated in Joel Martin’s trademarked Jazzical® style for a new global audience.  We are off to a great start with initial offerings of $6000 toward our goal of $60,000.  We are reaching out to ask you to consider donating to the Passion of Fire project.

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.

Featuring Armenian mezzo soprano Solange Merdinian, violinist Dr. Nune Melik, and Hamlet Exoyan, 13 year old Dhol percussionist from Yerevan on several tracks along with American symphony players and jazz musicians, Jazzical Komitas will innovate and educate the world with the sublime beauty of Komitas' music and the ethnic folk songs that are the foundation of Armenian art and culture.

This project is at a pivotal stage: the music has been orchestrated, recorded, and is now ready to be mixed and mastered. Your contribution to the project is essential at this juncture in order to release the music globally on January 3, 2022 in preparation to mount a year-long Grammy campaign.

There are additional costs associated with this project:

  • Hiring a full-time public relations and marketing company to promote on radio, television, digital streaming formats, bloggers, newspapers reviews

  • Social media creators

  • Concert touring

Achieving these goals cannot happen without outside financial help, your help and generosity. Your support will help foster a new love, respect and appreciation for Armenia, its culture and arts, its people, and the music that is the driving force of inspiration of a country.

Please spread the good word of Jazzical Komitas to your friends, family, business associates as this project works to win the Grammy Award while bringing the music of Komitas and Armenia to a global audience.

Thank you in advance for your generous support.


Joel A. Martin

Concert/Jazz Pianist, Composer, Producer Jazzical Komitas - Passion of Fire


PS. To donate keep scrolling, all the information is below. Thanks!


Donate to Jazzical Komitas

Fractured Atlas is our fiscal sponsor!

There are a couple ways to donate:

You can donate by credit card online:

If you prefer, you can also donate by check. Please send contributions to:

Jazzical Arts, LLC

c/o Joel A. Martin

 11 Cider Lane

Norwalk CT 06851, USA

Checks should be made payable to Fractured Atlas, with Jazzical Komitas in the memo line.

Jazzical Komitas is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a 501c3 non‐profit arts service organization. Contributions for the charitable purposes of Jazzical Komitas must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” and are tax‐deductible to the extent permitted by law.