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News: Recording

Pianist Markos Chaidemenos New Album 'Caravan' — Available now!

Pianist Markos Chaidemenos New Album 'Caravan' — Available now!

Markos Chaidemenos is a jazz musician who discovered his love for piano at the age of 16 (2005) and his passion for jazz at the age of 22. Although he earned his first bachelor at Informatics & Telecommunications in National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, he never worked in the field. After Chaidemenos mastered the classical ...

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Irini Konstantinidi

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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

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Yiannis Papanastasiou

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 Yiannis Papanastasiou is an alto & soprano saxophonist, an educator and a composer who lives in Athens. He studied jazz saxophone at the Athenaeum Conservatory and has been an active member of the Greek jazz scene since 1997, performing & recording with the Yiannis Papanastasiou Quartet & Trio, Buzz Sextet, Jazz Upstairs Orchestra, Paraskevas Kitsos Sextet, Pocket Band Quintet, Apostolo Kalt Orchestra, Buzz Bastardz, Lito Voyiatzoglou Quartet, Oh! My Garden, Apurimac, many other bands, world renowned musicians and has appeared in several albums. Yiannis is an astute musician, a fine composer, a versatile saxophonist who has played in various contexts and is at home with bebop, hard bop, cool and modal jazz

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Thanos Stavridis

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Thanos Stavridis was born in Langadas, Thessaloniki. He took his first steps in learning accordion at the age of six. He studied music theory and holds degrees in Harmony, Counterpoint and Fugue. He also attended saxophone courses and reached the diploma level. He graduated from School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki with a degree in Ethnomusicology. His Graduate Thesis is entitled “Accordion and its technique as used by music troupes of Eastern Rumelia refugees in Greece”.

In his early undergraduate years he began playing accordion professionally at many music stages and haunts of Thessaloniki, performing rebetiko and various other genres of Greek music

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Nikos Koulouris

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Artist Biography Nikos Koulouris, mostly known for his passionate Saxophone performances, is a Saxophonist - Professor of Saxophone, Music Producer and Composer based in Athens, Greece. As an educator, he has been a distinguished professor of Saxophone at the “National Conservatory” of Greece since 2005 and at “Phillipos Nakas Conservatory” since 2018. He has been teaching both Classical and Modern-Jazz Saxophone. As a music soloist he has performed in Theatrical Performances, as well as in clubs, live stages, auditoriums. He has performed in concerts with the “Big Band” and the “Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens”

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Article: Take Five With...

Take Five with Vasilis Xenopoulos

Read "Take Five with Vasilis Xenopoulos" reviewed by Vasilis Xenopoulos


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

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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

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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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Article: Live Review

Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre

Read "Eve Risser L' ensemble ensemble at Stegi Onassis Cultural Centre" reviewed by Henning Bolte


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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News: Recording

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 ...


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