the jazz worldof Vagif Mustafazade
Vagif Mustafazade, best-known as the founder of the jazz-mugham style, left an indelible mark on Azerbaijani music of the 20th century with his work. The house in Icherisheher where he was born now functions as a house museum of the famous musician. This house museum also exhibits the memories of Aziza Mustafazade, the jazz maestro’s daughter who is also a world-famous musician.
The museum displays photos, posters, various documents, a student card, gramophone records and household items that belonged to Vagif Mustafazade. Among the museum's most valuable exhibits is Vagif Mustafazade's piano – which was also Aziza Mustafazade's first piano – as well as a radio on which the composer used to listen to his favourite jazz musicians, despite the genre’s prohibition in the USSR. Visitors can also see a tape recorder and several albums next to it belonging to the jazzman's family. Vagif Mustafazade's musical performances are played on a tape recorder in the background. Tourists can listen to them and view the photo albums.
The museum welcomes visitors every day except Mondays from 10:00 to 18:00.
For additional information:
The Vagif Mustafazade House Museum
Address: 4 Vagif Mustafazade Lane, Apartment 9
Tel: +99412 492 1792