Vagif Mustafazadeh

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Birthday
16, 1940
Birthplace
Baku, Azerbaijan
Death Date
Dec 16, 1979 (39)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
16, 1940
Birthplace
Baku, Azerbaijan
Death Date
Dec 16, 1979 (39)

About

The architect of jazz in Azerbaijan. He first fused jazz with mugham or traditional Azerbaijani folk music.

Before Fame

He had to be careful playing jazz because it was banned under the Soviet regime. His fame came while he was a student at the Baku State Musical School and later at the Azerbaijan State Conservatoire.

Trivia

His music went international and everyone from Willis Connover to B.B. King jammed with him.

Family Life

His mother taught piano at a local school and was very influential in his musical development.

Associated With

He fathered future jazz artist Aziza Mustafa Zadeh with his second wife, Eliza.