Did you know that city of Gabala annually organizes jazz festivals in the most fashionable way? Gabala International Music Festival is a prestigious event that attracts millions of jazz nerds every summer from every corner of the world, and participants are famous artists like Dmitri Yablonsky (Grammy nominated conductor), Yuri Bashmet, Olga Ermakova, Janna Gandelman, Noel Budai, Marco Vogel, Talia Erdal, Isfar Sarabski, etc. During the festival musicians usually perform in the open air. The artistic director of the Festival is Mr. Farhad Badalbayli – a well-known Azerbaijani pianist and composer who’s won many international competitions and has performed in places as Carnegie Hall.
But jazz is not the only music genre we are famous for. Mugham is eternal part of Azerbaijani traditions, people and music. Moreover, it’s a spiritual music of our country. The International Mugham center which is located by the Seaside Boulevard normally hosts gala concerts of mugham music.
Every year Sea Breeze Hotel & Resort hosts International Summer Music Festival Zhara on the coast of the beautiful Caspian Sea where take part famous stars from CIS countries. These stars include Ani Lorak, A’Studio, Loboda, Anzhelika Varum, Valeriya, Valery Meladze, Viagra, Grigory Leps, Jasmin, Lolita, Leonid Agutin, Sergey Lazarev, Filip Kirkorov, Timati and many more. Azerbaijani national singer and widely popular performer Emin Agalarov is one of the initiators and main organizers of the International Music Festival Zhara. Don’t miss your chance to spend 4 days with top Russian singers and witness impressive performances of foreign guests.
Every year round Haydar Aliyev Palace hosts concerts of world famous singers from post-Soviet countries, Turkey, Israel, Canada, US and several singers from European countries. These performers include Lara Fabian, Ajda Pekkan, Diana Krall, Alla Pugacheva, Lolita, Larisa Dolina, Tarkan, and many more.
In the framework of Formula-1 European Grand Prix, organizers invited renowned singers like Enrique Iglesias, Pharrell Williams, Tarkan, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Dua Lipa who delivered fantastic performances on the stage.
If you’re a fan of theatre and culture, you should no doubt pay a visit to Baku Marionette Theatre where you’ll see melodies of Azeri speech, traditional costumes, ornaments and dances of Azerbaijani people. It’s a magical experience!
On the other hand, if you’re into ballet, State Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre is a definite MUST STOP while in Baku. This place is literally a heart of Azerbaijani art. Here you can watch excellent ballet performances and shows.
In case you’re into classical music like symphonic orchestra, Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall is the place for you to visit. The Hall usually hosts country’s symphony orchestras under control of well-known conductors such as Byron Fidetzis.
Another marvelous hall that hosts both music and sporting events is the modern symbol of Azerbaijan - Crystal Hall where performed world famous artists like Jennifer Lopez, Shakira, Rihanna, stars of Sanremo Music Festival. It’s a place worth seeing!
And you know what the trick is? All these mentioned places are also historical and cultural heritage of Azerbaijan and most of them are considered valuable architectures where tourists pay a visit just to see the building itself.
Music is a symbol of peace. LETS GO invites all the fans from all over the world to Baku to enjoy these dynamic events. We would be more than pleased to organize an exclusive tour for you and assist you in purchasing tickets to the upcoming concerts, shows and theaters. Our professional drivers will escort you to all the Music Halls and provide all the assistance.