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Jazz Big Day:  Concerts, workshops, happenings and a shop selling records, books and memorabilia -  Vass.Sophias & Kokkali, Athens  -210 7282333 - GROUP BOOKINGS   210 7282367 -  

Once again the Concert Hall is opening its doors to the world of jazz, following up on the major success of the tribute to Latin jazz staged in 2010. This year’s event will be showcasing Greek music, with a programme featuring some of the most important figures from all the various eras and movements. There will also be eminent musicians from other countries; including famous American pianist Kenny Barron and trailblazing Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. For a whole day the Concert Hall will echo to the thrilling sounds of jazz music!



The bars will be open throughout the event

WORKSHOPS
10 – 10:30 a.m. Minas I. Alexiadis
10:30 – 11 a.m. Dimos Dimitriadis
11 a.m. – 12 m. Gilad Atzmon
2 – 4 p.m. Kenny Barron
(There will be no charge for admission to the workshops)

Μάρκος Αλεξίου tribute - 16:00 - 16:50
with Olga Filippa, Grrgory Flessas, Diamantis Stratos. Aleka Kanelidou, George Katsaros, George Kontrafouris, Sofia Noiti, Irodotos Sakelariou, George Trantalidis, Alexis Alexiou, Lakis Zois. 
 

 



12:00  Alekos Christidis – Jazz for Kids !
- Banqueting Hall - A journey through the world of jazz — An interactive musical presentation of the history of jazz from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century - 8 people on stage : storytellers - musicians & dancers for an 80 minutes show for adults and children. Antonis Ladopoulos, saxophone — Alekos Christidis, drums — Manos Loutas, Contrebasse — A‘lekos orfanos piano - Penelope Tzanetakis voice. and the Dance Kids from Arte Dance Kids. 
More about Alekos Christidis http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/166-christidis-alexander.html
Special price for students, children and young people of 25 and under, as well as for adults escorting any child of 15 and under: € 8 - General admission: € 14 - Tere will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.





18:00  Minas I. Alexiadis – Come Back Project
  - Banqueting Hall
Prices: Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8 - Zone B: € 12 -  Zone A: € 20 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.
More about Minas Alexiadis http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2634-alexiadis-minas-i.html

 


18:00 Dimos Dimitriadis Quintet
- Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall
Dimitriadis is regarded as a key figure in musical education in Greece. He is the founder of the unique and highly successful Jazz Studies Program at the Ionian University in Corfu, where he holds the position of Associate Professor of Saxophone and Head of Jazz Studies, the first academic position given to a jazz musician in this country.His international training and strong performance skills, have brought him to record and perform next to some of the leading jazz musicians 
Dimos Dimitriadis Interview  http://jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/2647-dimos-dimitriadis-interview.html
Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8 - Zone B: € 12 - Zone A: € 20 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.




19:30 Alekos Vretos Quintet
- Dimitris Mitropoulos Hall
Oud player Alekos Vretos knows jazz and this time around he will be presenting a concoction of Arabic, jazz and Latin music along with a hefty helping of improvisation. While his quartet works a tight show, Vretos allows his fellow artists to let their creativity shine through. The result is an explosive, interactive atmosphere which echoes his belief that there is an innate human need for music.The show will feature compositions from Vretos' new CD Mergin as well as works by other composers of jazz and Arabic music, including Wayne Shorter, Ara Dinkjian and Anouar Brahem, among others. Vretos will be releasing his new CD very soon. Alekos Vretos Interview http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/2460-alekos-vretos-interview.html
About Alekos Vretos http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/1710-vretos-alekos.html
Prices: Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8 - Zone B: € 12 - Zone A: € 20 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.



19 :30 - Gilad Atzmon & The Orient House Ensemble feat. Takis Paterelis
- Banqueting Hall
Gilad Atzmon has been called "surely the hardest-gigging man in British jazz. His albums often explore the music of the Middle East and political themes. He has described himself as a "devoted political artist." More about Gilad Atzmon http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/musicians-in-town/item/590-gilad-atzmon.html -  More about Takis Paterelis http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/89-paterelis-takis.html
Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8 - Zone B: € 12 - Zone A: € 20 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.




21:00 - Kenny Barron Trio -
Alexandra Trianti Hall
Kenny Barron  is consequently considered one of the most important and influential mainstream jazz pianists since the BeBop era. Kenny Barron’s unmatched ability to mesmerize audiences with his elegant playing, sensitive melodies and infectious rhythms is what inspired the Los Angeles Times to name him “one of the top jazz pianists in the world” and Jazz Weekly to call him “The most lyrical piano player of our time.”
More about Kenny Barron  http://jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/musicians-in-town/item/2609-kenny-barron.html
Kenny Barron Interview http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/2703-kenny-barron-interview.html
Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 6,5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8,5 - Zone C: € 11 - Zone B: € 20 - Zone A: € 28 - Grand Tier: € 40 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.




21:30 - Martha Moreleon Project
– Atrium
Martha Moreleon Brazilian & Latin Project Songs from Latin America in a Jazzy mood The musicians: Stella Gouskou-piano Gregoris Danis-guitar Dimitris Christopoulos-bass Angelos "Anjo" Polichronou-percussions Demian Gómez-drums Martha Moreleon-vocals
More about Martha Moreleon  http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2616-moreleon-martha.html 
Entrance free





23:00 - George Kontrafouris Baby Trio
- Banqueting Hall -  
George Kontrafouris (musician with an international career and probably the leading and most restless figure of his generation on the Greek jazz scene) and his Baby Trio, plays his Hammond for pleasure and fun. More about George Kontrafouris Baby Trio - http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/202-baby-trio.html
Prices: Students, young people, unemployed, individuals with special needs: € 5 - Families having many children, +65: € 8 - Zone B: € 12 - Zone A: € 20 - There will be a 10% discount on purchases of tickets for two different concerts, and a 20% discount on purchases of tickets for three or more concerts.




24:00 – Jam Session with Crazy People Music
- Banqueting Hall  -  entrance free
The Crazy People Music is a set of five fabulous musicians who play Jazz with groovy and funky .mood . Antonis Andreou, Dimitris Tsakas, Yiorgos Georgiadis, Alexandre Drakos Ktistakis, Dimitris Sevdalis - 
Free entrance

Last modified on Sunday, 01 June 2014 06:42

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