Azerbaijan, Baku, /corr. Trend Eldar Huseynzade / To be honest, I was very doubtful that Aziza Mustafazade would wish to meet with journalists. But she made me and my colleagues very happy by granting a general interview. TrendLife correspondent asked her the following questions:
- Ms. Aziza, for a long time, you have not performed in Baku. Do you plan to perform concerts here?
- Yes, I will absolutely perform live in Baku.
- After a long absence, how do you assess the current situation in the Azerbaijani jazz scene?
- I am proud of Azerbaijan and my native Baku city. I am proud that we have such an immense jazz centre. The jazz scene here is at such a high standard due to the large efforts of Mr. Nuri Ahmadov, professor Farhad Badalbayli, Rovshan Nabioglu and others whom I cannot mention. I would like to see more such persons. Our jazz needs it.
- Was it difficult to be Aziza Mustafazade after Vagif Mustafazade?
- Even presently it is difficult to speak of it. In principle, I have been Aziza for a long time. But was it difficult to become Aziza Mustafazade? I was three years and four months old when I performed in Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. My second performance happened in Tbilisi where I received the same medal together with my father Vagif Mustafazade. Probably it is a sign of my destiny. I grew up in the period of the blossoming of Azerbaijan TV and radio and I even participated in the musical formation of the animated cartoon 'Jujalarim'. .
- To be Aziza Mustafazade after Vagif Mustafazade is a great responsibility. Wasn't it hard for you?
- No. it has never been hard for me. Believe me, from my first steps to the end of my final days, I will have had only one wish: to work and do my best for the memory of Vagif Mustafazade.