Jeffrey Werbock in Concert
Musician and teacher Jeffrey Werbock will present a musical and educational program at the intersection of East and West, joy and sorrow, antiquity and modernity, mind and mysticism. His music is based on traditional Azerbaijani mugham played on oud (fretless wood face short neck lute), tar (fretted skin face long neck lute) and kamancha (skin face spike fiddle). Azerbaijani mugham is monophonic modal music, highly microtonal, meter free, densely ornamented, composed of complex melodic lines that are somewhat improvised according to the eastern tradition of theme and variation.
Mr. Werbock has been giving presentations for over three decades and has performed at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, Asia Society, World Music Institute, and universities across the English-speaking world. He has been awarded an honorary degree by the National Music Conservatory of Azerbaijan, in Baku, and was recently sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of Azerbaijan to perform a solo concert.
For more information about the musician and the music, please visit www.mugham.net.