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Christos Rafailidis Trio & Closing party with Giorgos Mouchartides

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For the second year the music invites us to Folegandros from July 27 to 29, 2017. July 29 | Christos Rafailidis Trio & Closing party with Giorgos Mouchartides / Pepper - (Anemi Hotel | invitation required)

The Greek internationally recognized jazz vibraphonist, Christos Rafailidis , on stage with 2 special guests  from Brazil and Italy. New York perfume in Folegandro by three jazz masters ! Mike Pope is best described as a rare triple threat in the bass world. An equally capable acoustic and 6-string electric bass guitar player, he is a world-renowned solo artist, sideman, composerand teacher. Additionally, he is a well-respected designer of high-end amplifiers, preamps and onboard active electronics. Raised in Ohio, Mike attended the University of North Texas, ultimately migrating to New York City at the recommendation of Michael Brecker, whom he met during a clinic at the school. Pope hit the ground running and began playing and recording with Michael and Randy Brecker, Chuck Loeb, Mike Stern, Joe Locke, Jeff “Tain” Watts and Al DiMeola.He released two solo albums, Walk Your Dogma and Lay of the Land, while amassing additional credits with Chick Corea, Bill Bruford, David Sanborn, Geoffrey Keezer, and Manhattan Transfer. Connecting with Fodera for a bass in the mid-’90s, he began consulting on their electronics, eventually building the Pope/ Fodera onboard preamp. Mike then branched out to start his own Michael Pope Design, currently selling his acclaimed Flex Core Premium Internal Bass Preamp. His designs are also found in Trickfish Amps. Mike continues to tour in support his critically-hailed third solo release, Cold Truth, Warm Heart. The brazilian-born and New York City–based drummer and composer Mauricio Zottarelli has been on the forefront of the Jazz, Latin and Brazilian music circles for many years. Called a “superb drummer” by JazzTimes Magazine, Zottarelli has become one of the most sought after drummers on the scene since his move to NYC in 2006. A Berklee College of Music graduate, Mauricio is a critically acclaimed and awardwinning drummer, and is credited in more than 80 albums so far in his career. He has worked with dozens of the most important and notable artists of today, crossing over many musical styles: Hiromi, Eliane Elias, Lee Ritenour, Dave Grusin, Esperanza Spalding, Keiko Matsui, Richard Bona, Paquito D’Rivera, Richard Galliano, Chuck Loeb, Cláudio Roditi, Joe Locke, Geoffrey Keezer, Rosa Passos, Dom Salvador, Toninho Horta, Oriente Lopez, and many others. Mauricio has released 4 CDs as a leader, and/or coleader: “Dig Trio” (2003), “7 Lives”(2009), “MOZIK” (2011) and “Glasses, No Glasses” (2014), all of them highly praised worldwide. In 2012 he won the most important music award in Brazil, the “Brazilian Music Awards”, with legendary pianist Dom Salvador. Mauricio is equally active as a teacher and educator, and has taught, performed clinics and workshops in Brazil, USA and Europe - including the California Brasil Camp, Drummers Collective NYC, and Berklee College of Music’s LATINO Program. He is also a columnist for Modern Drummer Magazine in Brazil.



Giorgos Mouchartides, journalist and music producer, is the founder and director of Radio Pepper 96,6.
He started journalism at Soundd & Hi Fi magazine in 1983, where he stayed for about 10 years. At that time he was a guitarist, singer and songwriter of the band The Jay Walkers, who released a record from Virgin Records. In the same period, he collaborated with the magazine Eikones and with the radio program "Radiosynnefoula". He also collaborated with and POP FM Rhythmos, and from 2003 to 2011 he was the Director of Kosmos Radio Program 93.6. In March 2011 he went to the radio station En Lefko. He is currently Program Manager at Pepper 96.6, and presents  every morning his show : ( 10:00 to 13:00) The Bright Side of the Road.

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