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"She has a technique and musicality that bests most performers of her generation, and her understanding of the "great American songbook" makes pretenders pale in comparison."
30 March 2017

Harold Mabern


The magic of the legendary "Mr. Big Hands" of jazz -  Harold Mabern credits Errol Garner, Phineas Newborn, Ahmad Jamal and Bud Powell as his main mentors, but the influence of Blues pianists like Memphis Slim can also be detected in his playing. In Mabern’s own words: “… I think of myself today as a blues pianist who understands jazz.”

25 March 2017

Bill Frisell


One of the leading guitarists in jazz since the late 1980s, Frisell's eclectic music touches on progressive folk, classical music, country music, noise and more. He is known for using an array of effects to create unique sounds from his instrument.


Harp and improvisation with Felice Pomeranz on March 23, 2017 at 19:00 at PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONCERT HALL 41 IPPOKRATOUS STR., Athens - 210 3634000 - entrance free -  workshop & masterclass.

18 March 2017

Kenny Garrett


The fiery alto player and former Miles Davis sideman delivers with his 5tete a program of original, driving tunes dedicated to various influences.


 John Scofield pays tribute to country greats. John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’s  and is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. 

22 February 2017

Music Soup Interview


Music Soup ‘s debut album “Cut To The Chase” has been chosen as The Best Greek Jazz Album of the year 2016 by both Readers Poll & Critics Poll. This is quite an achievement !  But you could tell something was happening. From the first day, the album got excellent reviews abroad and it was released by Tony Monaco, a master in the Hammond  organ in jazz.  Jazzonline.gr to has met  Evgenia Karlafti & Nestor Dimopoulos for a little chat about this great success.

10 February 2017

Lizz Wright


 “It would not be hyperbolic to describe Lizz Wright as an awesome talent “ The New York Times .


It may come as a surprise to many that Greece loves jazz. But it is a fact ! Athens is  at the heart of Greece’s jazz scene, showcasing internationally renowned performers while fostering home-grown talent and a style of jazz that is uniquely its own. Discover jazz clubs, concerts and cafés in Athens with Jazzonline.gr

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