The Armenian Navy Band\’s European Tour

Cologne, Germany – The
Navy Band
will be touring with its 12 piece band in the spring of 2004. The
Armenian Navy Band is composed of twelve of the finest of Armenia’s contemporary
musicians, ranging in age from 20 to 45. The Armenian Navy Band’s compositions
are all originals of Arto Tunçboyaciyan which, he insists, “have the sound of
my life
“. This music is founded on Armenian and Anatolian musical traditions
and infused with jazz and contemporary culture. Arto’s compositions embrace
sounds from generations past as well as present. This is what he calls “avant-garde
” As such, the Armenian Navy Band represents the synthesis of Arto’s
musical journey and life experiences.The band members are Arto Tunçboyaciyan – percussion, vocals, bular; Anahit Artushyan –
kanun; Armen Ayvazyan – kemanche; Armen Husnounts – tenor & soprano sax; Ashot
Harutiunyan – trombone; David Nalchajyan – alto sax; Tigran Suchyan – trumpet;
Norair Kartashyan – blul, duduk, zurna; Vardan Grigoryan – duduk, zurna; Arman
Jalalyan – drums; Vahagn Hayrapetyan – piano, keyboards; Vardan Arakelian –
bass. The Armenian Navy Band has recorded a new album, Sounds of our Life –
Part I: Natural Seeds
, that will be released by German label Heaven and
Earth in  March 2004.

Tour dates:

14.04.2004 Sevilla/ Spain
27.04.2004 Köln/ Germany
30.04.2004 Leopoldburg/ Belgium
06.05.2004 Bornem/ Belgium
07.05.2004 Lokeren/ Belgium
08.05.2004 Kortrijk/ Belgium