Roxy Soundcheck: Spotlight on Liya Grigoryan

This week’s installment of the Roxy Soundcheck features acclaimed pianist, Liya Grigoryan, who was a recent semifinalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk Competition.


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Musically Yours,


The Roxy Bar Team


NAME: Liya Grigoryan


HOMETOWN: Yerevan, Armenia, Rostov-on-Don, Russia and Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


MUSICAL TRAINING: Music school in Russia, Conservatory of Amsterdam, and the Manhattan School of Music.


FIRST NYC GIGS: Smalls Jazz Club.


MY MUSICAL INFLUENCES: Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Maurice Ravel


WHAT I’M LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW: Igor Stravinsky’s “The Firebird.”


LATEST MUSICAL PROJECTS: There are too many to list. My goal is to play with as many musicians as possible.


FAVORITE PLACE TO GO IN NYC: The Metropolitan Museum.


IN 2022 I HOPE TO: Record my second album.


WHY I LOVE PERFORMING AT THE ROXY BAR: The atmosphere and the crowd.