Armen Donelian

In 22 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Asia, the Middle and Far East, ARMEN DONELIAN has performed and recorded since 1975 as a featured solo pianist, leader of his own quintet and trio, and with Jazz legends including Sonny Rollins, Chet Baker, Paquito D?Rivera, Mongo Santamaria and Billy Harper.


Called ?A pianist with a crystalline touch, but a penchant for avant gardism? (New York Times), Armen Donelian has performed in the Bilsak, Burlington, Caramoor, Cinco de Mayo, Hennessey, Istanbul, Jacksonville, Jazz Jamboree, Jerusalem, Montreal, Nemu-no Sato, Oshanitsky, Ottawa, Pori, Portsmouth, Toronto Harbourfront, Veneto and Yerevan Jazz Festivals.


Armen Donelian is composer of more than 90 works, and has produced ten critically acclaimed recordings for the Sunnyside, Playscape, Odin and Atlas labels. His most recent CD release, All Or Nothing At All (Sunnyside), is a live concert with the outstanding Dutch saxophonist/composer Marc Mommaas, recorded in New York City in 2003.



Armen Donelian is a Fulbright Senior Scholar for work in Armenia, Finland and Switzerland. He has received six Jazz Performance Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts for concerts and master classes. A faculty member at New School University since 1986 and William Paterson University since 1993, Donelian has taught at conservatories in Copenhagen, Iasi, Jyv