European winner Yessaï Karapetian was born in Armenia in 1993 and graduated from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique in Paris.
After graduating he received a full tuition scholarschip to pursue a Master of Music Degree in Contemporary Performance at the Berklee College of Music, which he managed succesfully.
Yessaï convinced the jury with the romantic, ferocious and bridge-building music that he put forward.
The jury said:
‘yet again the level of musicianship among the finalists was incredibly high. Taking that into consideration it is even more impressive that Yessaï managed to stand out with his expressive style and entrancing compositions. We are proud to be able to offer the award to a very deserving winner!’
In January 2022, Yessaï is set to release his new album ‘YESSAÏ’.
Tour Dates ‘RISING STARS’ Jazz Award Tour 2022
|July 1, 2022||Love Supreme Festival, Glynde, GB|
|July 7, 2022||Jazzopen Stuttgart, D|
|July 9, 2022||Kongsberg Jazzfestival, NO|
|July 13, 2022||Festival de Jazz de Vitoria-Gasteiz, E|
|July 17, 2022||Umbria Jazz, I|
|July 18, 2022||Nice Jazz Festival, F|