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Εlectric guitar professor at the Philippos Nakas Conservatory Apostolos Leventopoulos will present a seminar on the playing style of Wes Montgomery, discussing the thumb technique and its impact on jazz guitar. Also the way that Wes Montgomery approaches improvisation and accompaniment, analyzing at the same time some of his famous pieces. A small concert will follow with the participation of Costas Constantinou (double bass).SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21 AT 19:00 HRS PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONCERT HALL, 41 HIPPOCRATOUS STR.: 210 3634000 - FREE ENTRANCE

18 November 2016

Madeleine Peyroux

“I listened to Billie Holiday a lot in order to learn to sing. She remains one of the extraordinary jazz singers. But my intent is to become my own voice, to be able to interpret these songs in my own way. “     Madeleine Peyroux


Your voice: it’s your instrument. Explore the world of contemporary vocal music in your choice of style: pop/rock/country, R&B, jazz, gospel.. Open to vocalists, singer-songwriters, and instrumentalists who sing, this four-day program will provide you with instruction in vocal technique, style, performance skills, singing with a band, group singing, and a cappella performance. Teachers: Brian Zalmijn - Steven Kowalczyk Santoro, top performers and faculty of Berkee in collaboration with Marina Satti and Sofia Lazopoulou, faculty of Philippos Nakas Conservatory.  Attendance is free. 


French-American singer MADELEINE PEYROUX began her career as one of the street musicians in Paris’s Latin Quarter when she was just a teenager. Last September, The Grammy-nominated vocalist’s released her eighth album Secular Hymn. She talks to Jazzonline.gr few days before her performance in Athens. 


Nikolas Anadolis
is one of only 5 jazz pianists who have been awarded the Grand Prix de la Ville de Paris (=1st prize) of the prestigious Concours de piano-jazz Martial Solal  in October 2010, a worldwide jazz piano contest taking place only once every 4 years. Jazzonline had the opportunity to get  an interview with this very promising young musician who has already been showered with acclaim!

17 October 2016

Mississippi Heat


Straight out of Chicago, Mississippi Heat has been performing and recording pure vintage blues for more than two decades. TRADITIONAL BLUES WITH A UNIQUE SOUND. .

16 October 2016

Sara Gazarek


"Someday, Sara Gazarek is going to be respected as one of the best singers in jazz..." Bob Karlovits - Pittsburgh Tribune.


In a community teaming with startlingly gifted young singers, Sara Gazarek is a stand out. Walking the paths of Ella Fitzgerald, she captivates the audience and converts each live in a unique experience. On her fourth album and debut for the Palmetto label, “Blossom & Bee,” Gazarek and her band have crafted a program of emotionally expansive standards, inspired contemporary fare, and uncommonly memorable originals.


Jazz vocalists, choirs and jazz vocal ensembles around the world. You are invited all to take part in a brand new choir and jazz vocal ensemble festival and competition on the beautiful Island of Corfu, on October 12-16, 2016. Organized by www.interkultur.com and Ionian University Department of Music Studies ( http://music.ionio.gr/gr/) this event will feature US artist and renowned singer-educator Jay Clayton along with international choral experts. You can take part in the competition as well as Jay Clayton’s jazz masterclass/workshop “Sing Free! – Come free your voice”.

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