The Armenian Navy Band was founded by the percussionist/vocalist of Armenian descent, Arto Tunçboyaciyan. Music is a fundamental element of his life, by which he tries to communicate his greatest values:"love, respect and truth".
The group is composed of twelve Armenian musicians, among the best that live in Armenia at the moment. The compositions are all original of Arto Tunçboyaciyan which -using his words - "have the sound of my life".
This music is pervaded by sonorities taken from the Armenian and Anatolian tradition fused with elements coming from different musical experiences, amongst them jazz.
Arto's original compositions express the sound of the past generations along with today's life; this is what he calls "avant-garde folk". We can say that the Armenian Navy Band represents the synthesis of Arto's musical journey and life experiences. As an ensemble with particular virtuosity, it also has great ability in performing live music and compositions taken from the tradition and from the current culture of Armenia.
The musicians of this ensemble range from ages 20-45. The instruments vary from traditional: duduk, zurna, kemanche, kanun to contemporary: trombone, alto sax, tenor, soprano sax, trumpet, bass, drums, keyboard and piano. This ensemble together with the unique vocals and percussion and sazabo of Arto creates a musical journey of the past and present, bringing the sound into the future.
01.: They Love Me 15 Feet Away
02.: Rooster Run
03.: My Aunt Mary Doesn't Care About My Jacket
04.: Shadows Of Clean Spirits
05.: Can Money Buy Royalty
06.: Love Respects Truth
07.: Blue Chestnuts
09.: Don't Go Far Away From Yourself
10.: ANB Sailing Song
11.: One Up One Down Sometimes Make A Left Turn
12.: New Apricot
13.: Let's Have Fun At The Border
* Arto Tunçboyaciyan - Percussions, vocals, sazabo
* Anahit Artushyan - Kanun
* Armen Ayvazyan - Kemanche
* Armen Hyusnunts - Tenor & soprano sax
* Ashot Harutiunyan - Trombone
* David Nalchajyan - Alto sax
* Tigran Suchyan - Trumpet
* Norayr Kartashyan - Blul, duduk, zurna
* Vardan Grigoryan - Duduk, zurna
* Arman Jalalyan - Drums
* Vahagn Hayrapetyan - Piano, keyboards
* Vardan Arakelyan - Bass