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In US, the birthplace of jazz, new listeners are not engaging with jazz music as much as they did in the past and jazz album sales have been dropping - in 2014 they amounted to only 2% of all music album sales. After the turn of the century interest in jazz seemed to have waned, perhaps because many long-time enthusiasts have not engaged much with the advent of digital releases or with the newly emerging trends that cross the boundaries of different music genres.


In his relatively short life, Wynton Kelly, who was born on 2 December 1931, was an exceptional pianist, a greatly underrated talent, an often overlooked musician and someone who did not elbow his way into stardom. His story is «a startling example of the strange irrelevance of merit to fame in jazz». Mild mannered and fun to be with, a genial, laid-back type, an extrovert who liked to joke a lot, he played with most jazz greats of his time.

10 November 2015

Dave Weckl


For the last 20 years, Dave Weckl has maintained a reputation amongst his fans and peers as one of the very finest musicians on the contemporary music scene today. he has received numerous accolades and honors; Modern Drummer inducted Dave into their Hall of Fame and named him "one of the 25 best drummers of all time." 


Dave Weckl at  Philippos Nakas Conservatory on November 10, at 19:00 - 41 HIPPOCRATOUS STR., ATHENS - 210 36340007 - ticket 10 euros -


The rhythms of jazz are deeply rooted in the music of black Americans, but the harmonies and melodies come from largely from classical music.
And perhaps this is the main reason that at each intersection of the two musical styles , the result is a seductive mixture ......


Yamaha, one of the world‘s largest manufacturers of musical instruments, established the Yamaha Music Foundation (YMF) in Tokyo in 1966. The purpose of this foundation is to stimulate interest in the playing and enjoyment of music amongst people from all over the world.


Bob Stoloff Vocal Jazz Wokshops on October 3 & 4, 2015 in Kryoneri Korinthias.   


Welcoming workshops - concerts by the faculty of the Modern Music Dpt on October 1, 2015 with Spyros Panagiotopoulos & Sofia Lazopoulou - Philippos Nakas Conservatory of music Ippokratous 41, Athens -  210 3634000 —  free entrance -


Welcoming workshops - concerts by the faculty of the Modern Music Dpt on September 30, 2015 with Takis Barberis & Ilias Doumanis - Philippos Nakas Conservatory of music Ippokratous 41, Athens -  210 3634000 —  free entrance -

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