Armen Donelian performing Solo Piano in the 2017 Tucson Jazz Festival

Armen Donelian performing Solo Piano in the 2017 Tucson Jazz Festival


"Donelian's sense of touch and control is astonishing. His melodies emerge from the keyboard as if magically summoned, and his harmonies and multiple reharmonizations are full of profound depth and insight." - Jazz Improv

Bring your lunch, hang out, listen to music and have fun! Piano in Bryant Park is such a great idea!

An eclectic musician of Armenian origin, Armen Donelian has appeared internationally as a pianist, composer and bandleader since 1975. He has worked with many of the “greats” including Sonny Rollins, Mongo Santamaria, Chet Baker, Paquito D’Rivera, Jackie Paris, Anne-Marie Moss, Eddie Gomez, Billy Harper, David Liebman, Rory Stuart, Vic Juris, Billy Hart, Marc Mommaas, Reggie Workman, Sheila Jordan, Tyshawn Sorey, Datevik Hovanesian and Night Ark. His piano playing reveals a masterful command rooted in classical and jazz studies, clean articulation, a deft swinging touch, access to a broad dynamic spectrum, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary, and a boundless source of creative ideas. Armen is also a Fulbright Scholar, educator, author and producer of 13 acclaimed recordings. At the Upper Terrace in Bryant Park, Armen plays American and Latin Jazz Standards, Songs from the American Songbook, Armenian Folksongs and his own Original Compositions. Casual and Free!


Piano in Bryant Park
Upper Terrace

Monday, August 21st to Friday, August 25th

Daily from 12:30PM-2:30PM

Situated behind the New York Public Library in midtown Manhattan
Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York City, NY 10018

Admission Free