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3rd International Jazz Summer Academy and Jazz Festival, Paros July 19 to July 26, 2013
Athena Perantinou  and Arts Culture Europe  are presenting the  3rd  edition of the International Jazz Academy and Festival to be held in the wonderful setting of the traditional village of Lefkes on Paros, from July 19 to July 26, 2013.

The organization of the event is a collaboration between  Athena Perantinou the co-founder and Director of Paros Jazz Academy and Jazz in Paros Festival and Marc Buronfosse, musician / teacher at the  Paris National Conservatory of Region  - artistic director  of the  Paros Jazz Academy &  Festival  and Arts Culture Europe, a  nonprofit organization for the promotion  of music and arts in Europe.

The Paros Jazz Academy consists of a team of experienced teachers and artists all with international backgrounds that will be sharing their knowledge and passion for music with students from around the world.

 The duration of the academy is five intensive days of jazz lessons and is catering for the needs of musicians and singers with some experience in the genre, who would like to deepen their knowledge and understanding of Jazz, as well as improve their technical aptitude and skills under the guidance of professional musicians and experienced teachers.

Daily lessons will include seminars on the use of musical instruments (electric and acoustic bass, saxophone, piano, trumpet, harp and drums), vocal lessons, group and workshop sessions.

The Academy provides a holistic approach to music, therefore every morning in open air, an hour is dedicated to Qi Gong, a warm up in the style of the Shaolin monks from South China, to strengthen the muscles of the body with relaxation of the ligaments which is also associated to working on concentration.

All students have the opportunity also to practice in Jam sessions, organized in the evenings at the Albatross Hotel.

If you want to take part in the Jazz Academy you can obtain an application form by visiting our website, where you will also find information on the cost of the program.

The program of events is as follows:

Sunday July 21 in Marpissa 9:30pm
KAIMAKI QUARTET featuring:Stéphane Tsapis - piano, compositions   (France/Greece) - Andreas Polyzogopoulous - trumpet, flugelhorn   (Greece) - Marc Buronfosse - double bass   (France) - Joe Quitzke - drums   (Sweden)

Monday July 22 in Paros Park Amphitheater 9:30pm
PARIS PAROS PROJECT QUINTET - invites ANNA LAUVERGNAC - Anna Lauvergnac - vocals   (Italy)  - Vasilis Gouzios - tenor saxophone   (Greece)   - Andreas Polyzogopoulos - trumpet, flugelhorn   (Greece)  - Stéphane Tsapis - piano   (France/Greece)   - Marc Buronfosse - double bass   (France) - Joe Quitzke - drums   (Sweden)

Wednesday July 24 in Lefkes Amphitheater 9:30pm
POETRY and JAZZ   - Creation featuring: Christos Georgousis - poetry   (Paros) - Dimitra Marangozis - piano   (Canada) - Vasilis Gouzios - tenor saxophone   (Greece) - Antonio D'Angelo - flute   (Italy) - Students of Paros Jazz Academy

Thursday July 25 in Piso Livadi 9:30pm
PJA STUDENTS' CONCERT - A concert by the students of the Paros Jazz Academy on the terrace of Brazil Bar at the port of Piso Livadi

Friday July 26 in Naoussa New Marina 9:30pm
BUGLE OF THE SEA TRIO - Konstantina Andreakou - piano     (Greece) - Rena Tsaki - piano     (Greece) - Dimitra Marangozis - piano     (Canada) -  

JAM SESSIONS AROUND THE POOL T ALBATROSS HOTEL beginning 9:30pm on Friday July 19, Saturday July 20 , Tuesday July 23 - Open to all musicians.

For further information contact Athena Perantinou tel: 0030 6934338578, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Marc Buronfosse, artistic director of the Academy and Festival, e-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

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