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Irini Konstantinidi

With her lyrical, expressive, and impressively clear sound, vocalist Irini Konstantinidi has achieved a very personal and refined interpretation of jazz and has been established as one of the most prominent Greek jazz singers. She is dedicated to exploring the voice as an improvising instrument and as the means of instant creativity in jazz music. Her playful and creative approach to vocal improvisation and jazz phrasing makes her music performance unique. Scat singing is like an extension of her storytelling and imagination. Reviews about Irini have highlighted her vocal brilliance, impressive tonal range, and flexibility. The audience and the press refer to her as the jazz voice of pure crystal that’s very exciting when she's improvising!

Irini’s inquisitive character and growth mindset led her to take a break from her well-established career as a jazz vocalist in her home country and start traveling. So in 2016, she decided to move to Holland, to pursue her dreams of expanding her horizon, network, and academic credentials. During her stay in The Netherlands Irini completed her Master's in Jazz Vocals at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague, in 2018. Collaborating as a lyricist and vocalist in collective jazz projects and discography with The Wonderfall Quartet (2010-2015) in Greece and with Nomadic Treasures (2017-2018) in Holland, she performed in numerous jazz festivals and prestigious jazz venues in both her country and The Netherlands. In the meantime, she started writing her own songs, that would showcase her elegant musical identity.

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“Irini's new album “Nothing to lose” is really good - tunes are nice, the band sounds great, Irini is very relaxed. This music deserves to be heard!” — DAVID LIEBMAN

“It is wonderful, very interesting and Irini's singing is so beautiful and heartfelt!” — SHEILA JORDAN

“Irini Konstantinidi is an excellent performer and a fantastic improviser.” — ERIC INEKE - jazz drummer (NL)

“the vocal brilliance of Irini Konstantinidi is unquestionable.” — JOS DEMOL - JAZZHALO.BE - JULY 20, 2018

“Irini’s voice is pristine; she sings with honesty. Her lyrics speak directly to the listeners

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Game for two-single...

Irini Konstantinidi
2021

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Smile - Single song

Irini Konstantinidi
2021

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Nothing to Lose

Irini Konstantinidi
2021

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Nomadic Treasures

A.MA edizioni
2018

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The Wonderfall...

The Wonderfall Quartet
2014

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Nothing to Lose

From: Nothing to Lose
By Irini Konstantinidi

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