Jazz greats like Herbie Hancock and Chick Corea cannot praise him highly enough. And rightly so: pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan is a complete orchestra on his own. He captivates audiences with beautiful melodies and unexpectedly refined dynamics. Tigran Hamasyan was born in Armenia in 1987. At the age of three he was playing songs of The Beatles and Led Zeppelin on piano. Later he became enthralled by the fusion of Miles Davis. When Hamasyan was sixteen he, his sister and parents moved to Los Angeles. His compositions on his latest album, A Fable, were inspired by Armenian folk songs and poetry. In addition, the album contains his own, unique interpretations of jazz standards like One Day My Prince Will Come. Hamasyan has appeared at the North Sea Jazz Festival before with a different lineup. This year he is bringing his trio with him with Sam Minae on bass and Nate Woods on drums.