Komitas Jazz Night with Joel Martin 18 May 7pm

Komitas Jazz Night with Joel Martin

Date: May 18th at 7pm

Place: St. Andrew Armenian Church

11370 South Stelling Road Cupertino, CA 95014-5023.

Joel A. Martin is a Norwalk CT-based pianist, producer, composer, and arranger who has collaborated with, and/or written music for, Grammy Award-winners Alan Menken, Kathleen Battle, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, cellist Eugene Friesen of the Paul Winter Consort, and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers, among many luminaries.

3.5 years ago his musical journey crossed paths with Armenia. On March 10, 2022 Joel released his 9th CD “Jazzical: Komitas – Passion of Fire” paying homage to Armenia’s cultural and artistic icon, Komitas Vartabed. This acclaimed music has been recreated in Joel Martin’s trademarked Jazzical®️ style for a new global audience with a world tour being planned in support of this project as well as a national campaign to win the Grammy in 2024.

Armenian Culture Day Golden Gate Park 26 May; 1pm

▪    May 26 – Armenian Culture Day in partnership with the Hamazkayin Armenian Cultural and Educational Assoc. Works by Armenian composers, including the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto featuring principal trumpet Mark Nemoyten.

Concert starts at 1pm

The GOLDEN GATE PARK BAND (GGPB) 2024 Summer Concerts – 142nd Season.

The GOLDEN GATE PARK BAND (GGPB) 2024 Summer Concerts – 142nd season opens on Sun., April 28 and will continue on Sundays through Oct. 6, 2024. There will be special concerts on July 4 (Thurs.) and Sept. 2 (Mon.) Labor Day. Additionally, a myriad of San Francisco / Bay Area cultural organizations and heritages will be showcased throughout the season. The music of Poland, Armenia, Scotland, Hungary, Ukraine, Mexico, Ireland, and Spain will be showcased at dedicated concerts. Performances for Juneteenth and LGBTQ+ Pride will be featured in June, along with an August performance in celebration of first responders. Families will also enjoy the dedicated Mother’s Day and a special concert for Kids, and a concert featuring music of Disney. 
All concerts that feature music of specific nationalities or cultures include costumed guest performers, dancers, singers, and speakers who will enlighten and entertain.

GGPB HISTORY:          https://goldengateparkband.org/about/

FOR INFO CALL:  415 596-1741 or visit  https://goldengateparkband.org

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:  https://goldengateparkband.org/calendar/


Schedule as of 3-27-24 – Info will be updated at  https://goldengateparkband.org/calendar/

All concerts start at 1:00 pm 

* All concerts are on Sundays except July 4 – Thurs., and Sept. 2 – Mon. (Labor Day).

(25 Concert dates) All themes and repertoire are subject to change.

Job Announcement: Youth & Family Engagement Director (Part-Time)

Job Announcement:

St. Vartan Armenian Church, Oakland, CA

Youth & Family Engagement Director (Part-Time)

Join us as the new Youth & Family Engagement Director at St. Vartan Church Armenian Church in Oakland!

Your role involves leading and creating engaging youth activities, coordinating spiritual programs, recruiting participants, managing communications, and maintaining event calendars for our youth, aged 3-17. For the full job description, visit http://www.stvartanoakland.org. Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and share this opportunity.

YOUTH FORUM 2024 Armenia: Deadline May 31




AGE: 18-24

Hamazkayin SF Nigol Aghpalian chapter’s board will send one candidate for free (airfare included) to Armenia to Forum 2024, July 13-24. Ages 18-24

After receiving the candidate’s applications, the board will decide the young student who will express a clear and convincing commitment to bring his-her support to Hamazkayin SF Nigol Aghpalian chapter on her or his return from Armenia.

To apply, write to us:


RSVP by May 31, 2024

We look forward to your application!

Forum link: Hamazkayin Forum.org

Hamazkayin Student Cultural Forum was incepted in 1994 by the second Hamazkayin General Assembly in Dzaghgatsor, Armenia. Its main goal is to bridge Armenian students from all over the world. It is aimed at bringing together Armenian students in an Armenian atmosphere, to convey the Armenian past and present, history and traditions, together with our complex existence, and our concerns and opportunities for preserving our cultural values. The Forum is also a medium where the social and national problems of the Armenian youth, as well as the Armenian student’s duties to his nation are discussed.

Several famous lecturers from Armenia and the diaspora provide their input for the Forum’s academic programs. The lectures are based on the themes of Armenia history, literature, cultural wealth, folk traditions, music, and theater. Activities include Armenian folk dance, sculpture, and publishing. The students publish an information bulletin on their day-to-day activities.

The most important part of the Forum is the round-table discussions, during which the students discuss various issues and problems, thus creating a true bond among those coming from Armenia and the various communities in the diaspora.

The Forum is an excellent opportunity for many students from Armenia and the diaspora to meet, exchange their knowledge and experience, to develop close ties, and to enjoy unforgettable moments. When necessary, the organizing committee financially assists the participants. The Forum also creates an atmosphere where young people are trained as group guides and take on positions of responsibility. Lectures are often translated into foreign languages to be comprehensible by every participant.

At The Youth Forum you will;

  • Immerse yourself in a friendly environment in Armenia
  • Gain new perspectives on Armenian culture through workshops
  • Participate in various activities designed to expand your awareness of Armenia & Armenians
  • Discuss issues of Armenian identity with others who share it with you
  • Visit the sights of Armenia

Hamazkayin SF Nigol Aghpalian Board

Check our new and innovative website: Hamazkayinsf.com

Hamazkayin Facebook: Hamazkayin SF Nigol Aghpalian

The Big Bad Armo Show in The Bay

Written and Created by Lory Tatoulian

Sunday, June 2, 2024 – 6:00 PM – Bayfront Theater, Fort Mason Center San Francisco, CA

The Big Bad Armo Show

Written and Created by Lory Tatoulian 

Starring: Mary Basmadjian, Helen Kalognomos, Ludwig Manukian, Lory Tatoulian and Johnno Wilson and MORE special guests. 

Sunday June 2nd

6 PM  (5 PM cocktails )

In collaboration with The Strobia Foundation 

Bayfront Theater

Fort Mason Center

2 Marina Blvd, Bldg B

San Francisco, California 94123

Located in the Marina District between Fisherman’s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge.


$60 General Admission and $80 premium seats. Inquire about special student prices. 

92.8% in English

Amote: appropriate for mature ages

For more information: www.lorytatoulian.com