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Take Five with Vasilis Xenopoulos

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About Vasilis Xenopoulos

Saxophonist, composer and educator Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz. jny: London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music in jny: Boston and gradually established himself as one ...

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Billy Prim

Billy Prim was born in Larisa , Greece in 1997. He started playing drums at the age of 15. His musical studies include 6 years of classical piano lesson. Billy he finished his basic education in Greece but after all that the music placed him somewhere else. He moved to Hungary and there he studied the drums. During and after his studies Billy was joining several musical projects, recordings and tours with different ensembles of different genres of music. Billy keeps going on with his musical journey, improvement, looks forward to new challenges, experiments for a better and newer experience

Vasilis Xenopoulos

Saxophonist, composer and educator Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight ahead jazz. London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from the Berklee College of Music in Boston and gradually established himself as one of London’s up and coming jazz saxophonists. He has worked with some of the best musicians of the International Jazz Scene as a band leader, a section leader and as a guest soloist at various projects. In 2009 he formed “The Xtet" and their debut album “Loud City" containing 8 original compositions was released on 33Jazz Records in 2011

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre

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Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble
Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre
Athens
March 8, 2019

The Onassis Cultural Foundation and the Stegi site/building in Athens are both offshoots of the Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, a foundation created by ship magnate Aristotle Onassis (1906-1975) to honor the memory of his son Alexander, ...

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Greek drummer and composer Billy Pod releases Drums to Heal Society on Puzzlemusik

Greek drummer and composer Billy Pod releases Drums to Heal Society on Puzzlemusik

Drums to Heal Society—contemporary jazz that draws on elements of free improvisation, pop-electronica and rock to create a sound of unified diversity mirroring human experience in modern society. “Billy is an accomplished composer and arranger with both a great command of his instrument and the sensitivity to create authentic music with others.’’ —Tivon Pennicott, Saxophonist for Gregory ...

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Saxophonist / Composer Konstantinos Papachristou Releases New Contemporary Jazz Album "The Darkness Of A Fairy Tale"

Saxophonist / Composer Konstantinos Papachristou Releases New Contemporary Jazz Album "The Darkness Of A Fairy Tale"

The Darkness of a Fairy Tale is the debut album from Greek composer and saxophonist Konstantinos Papachristou, and describes the journey of a man who receives the “wake-up call" and begins his own inner search for the meaning of life. Konstantinos composed a thematic album of modern jazz music that gains a dark programmatic mood, which ...

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival 2018

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Athens Aqua Jazz Festival
Athens, Greece
July 9-12 2018

Jazz, like many other things, lives a precarious life in post-crisis Greece. Despite a widespread talent, as demonstrated by the numerous jazz musicians from Greece who live and record abroad and overseas, the jazz scene in Greece is fragmented and much ...

Karapatakis / Hildenbrand / Spyridakis

A cross cultural project based to a new sound conception of Gabriel Karapatakis (Cyprus), Hub Hildenbrand (Berlin Germany) and Zacharias Spyridakis (Crete Greece). Since their first concert in Berlin in March 2015 they played together. The chemistry is surprising. The concept of the members of this group behind the music is common and very interesting.They had encountered each other in their travels is a certainty. Their music is decidedly lyrical with accessible nature and attractive themes but might turns energetic with some truly exciting peaks. Gabriel’s, Hub’s and Zacharias’s background knowledge and experience corresponds to configurations that have been internalized over time by a number of different styles

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Sokratis Sinopoulos: Eight Winds

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Ecco un lavoro davvero molto particolare, che prende ispirazione dalla musica tradizionale per realizzare impasti di impianto jazzistico, traendoli per giunta da una regione--la Grecia--la cui tradizione, splendida, è stata piuttosto sottovalutata in questo contesto.

Ne è autore Sokratis Sinopoulos, poco più che quarantenne specialista della lyra, strumento tradizionale dell'area egea, che ha coltivato ...

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Tania Giannouli Ensemble: Transcendence

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Athens-based composer-pianist Tania Giannouli's main area of interest is mixed-media--combining music with poetic texts, visuals, theater plays or art installations. Similarly, Giannouli compositions for her sophomore album Transcendence (after Forest Stories, a duet with Portuguese reed player Paulo Chagas, Rattle Records, 2011) blends elements from her classically-trained background, contemporary music, and European chamber jazz--inspired by the ...