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Jazz on Tinos 2014 - Tribute to Markos Alexiou

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The sixth edition of the Festival  will be held on August 28, 29, 30 August, with musicians of the Greek jazz scene and one guest from abroad, under the lead of  the artistic Director of the festival George Kontrafouris. Jazz in Tinos will be broadcast live by NEPIT  WEBTV.

This regular summer celebration for jazz music fans is renowned for its relaxed festival-atmosphere. The Tinos Jazz festival is organized by an active cultural foundation, helped by motivated staff members, capable and voluntary, related to a lot of precious friends, and all of this in the heart of the Agean Sea.
The Tinos Jazz Festival presents an outstanding showcase of the jazz music that attracts more and more supporters and Jazz fans from a wide-range of ages and nationalities. The success of the event comes down to the variety of talents and music genres, and to the fact that the festival provides something for everyone. In a short period of time Tinos Jazz Festival has become a unique forum for both contemporary and future jazz. It offers you the opportunity to get familiar with jazz in all its forms, to discover the newest evolutions, to experience the confrontation between styles and artistic views.

The first group with a distinct jazz character in Greece was  Sphinx ,  composed by Markos Alexiou on piano, Lakis Zois on guitar, Giorgos Filipidis on bass, George Trantalidis on drums.  The arranger and pianist M. Alexiou subtly planted the modal melodic sound of Greek traditional music into contemporary jazz playing , Philippidis’ rough and resonant sound on double base and Trandalidis  playing strengthen the European-jazz feeling of this production: a distinctive and original jazz album. Markos Alexiou left us this winter and  The 2014  edition of Tinos Jazz is a tribute to this great musician, as one of the major figure of the Greek Jazz Scene. 

More about Markos Alexiou http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2020-alexiou-markos.html



 August 28, 2014 ( Thursday ) – 21:30

Flying Jazz
- Guitarist and composer Stefanos Andreadis has collaborated with many important musicians in concerts, festivals and recordings for radio and television. With brilliant studies in Greece and the United Kingdom, with a Ph.D. in composition, he is since 2007 a member of the teaching Jazz Music Department of the Ionian University. In May 2010, he recorded with Dimos Dimitriadis, George Kontrafouris and Alexandros Drakos Ktistakis, ((all teachers at jazz music department of the Ionian University) his first personal album which includes 8 songs of his composition. flying Jazz is a modern jazz quartet built around the electronic sound of Hammond Organ.
More about it http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/1732-flying-jazz.html

Jazz singer songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim, from Tel Aviv Israel, with her warm soulful voice, mesmerizing stage presence and virtuosic improvisation skills performs in Jazz venues and festival in Israel Europe as a band leader and also as a guest artist in different projects. Tamuz compose and arrange the repertoire of her band which combines original music, pop and Jazz. In Tinos Jazz Festival she will present her debut album "he music stays in a dream"
Tamuz Nissim, vocals - Giorgos Nazos, guitar - George Polychronakos, drums - Vassilis Stefanopoulos, bass
"Wether in a duet or quartet, this girl with the cat eyes and voice that caresses the soul is a proof that jazz is a living art and that stars are still being born."Linda Baseggio (Athens Digital)
More about Tamuz Nissim - http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2403-nissim-tamuz.html & more about the album http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/2400-the-music-stays-in-a-dream.html

Augusti 29, 2014 ( Friday ) – 21:30

Contemporary vocal jazz quartet from Athens with a fresh "voice" of their own. Their atmospheric compositions, the tight interaction between the group members in combination with the intense improvisational element and the outbursts of energy, create a sonic environment full of intimacy and lyricism, blended with pure dynamism. They just released their second CD HORIZON, which preserves the atmospheric sound of European jazz scene and demonstrates the quartet's major influence by their beloved Esbjorn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.). Irini Konstantinidi | vocals, lyrics Yiannis Papadopoulos | piano Konstantinos Manos | upright bass Thanos Hatzianagnostou | drums, compositions
The Wonderfall Quartet – Irini Konstantinidis, vocals - Yiannis Papadopoulos,  piano - Thanos Hatzianagnostou, drums - Dinos Manos, bass
More about it : http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/2654-horizon-2014.html
The wonderfall Quartet interview about Horizon: http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/2646-%E2%80%9Cthe-wonder-fall-quartet%E2%80%9D-about-horizon.html

"Momo Trio" is an extraordinary ensemble formed by exquisite musicians. The trio plays unique compositions characterized by personal musical flair and great musical talent. Music played by "Momo trio" is defined by their dynamic approach of sound. Their elaborate musical technique resonates with utter simplicity and carries profound clarity along with immense sensitivity, explosiveness and imagination. Truly, they are an extraordinary trio of musicians with a unique musical perspective and impact in the world of music.
George Dousis, piano - Paraskevas Kitsos, bass - Nikos Kassavetis, drums
More about Momo Trio" http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/1721-no-vacancy.html

August 30, 2014  ( Saturday ) - 21:30 - TRIBUTE TO MARKOS ALEXIOU

Pantelis Benetatos has been playing jazz piano  for the last 15 years now having worked with many notable musicians not only from Greece (George Trantallidis, George Phillipidis, George Fakanas, Vassilis Rakopoulos) but international musicians as well (Ralph Peterson, Bobby Watson, Chuck Berry, Trilok Gurtu, David Lynch, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Griffin, and Tony Remy to name but a few) in festivals and music venues all over Greece. He has recurrently been a member of the following well-known Greek Jazz Bands: George Trantallidis Quintet, Jazz Workshop, Mode Plagal, Takis Barberis Quintet, New Edition and many more. Since 1994 he has been teaching jazz piano at Philippos Nakas’ Conservatory in Athens. He is coming to Tinos Jazz festival to present a solo piano.
More about Pantelis Benetatos http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/248-benetatos-pantelis.html

 ”InDuologue” is a musical dialogue between a Voice and a Double Bass that introduces you to an acoustic kind of jazz listening. The two interpreters blend their sounds in such a way that makes their music feel intimate and distinctive, almost as if it was directed to each listener personally.Their duo of voice and bass, according to vocalist Alexandra Lerta, “is a ‘quiet’  sound synthesis without too many ‘bells and whistles’ - a sound that goes straight to the point, straight to the heart, and leaves no room for anything redundant or inessential to be added by the players”. To emphasize this intimacy the album was recorded in a quiet chapel instead of a recording studio. The chapel allowed the sound of the bass to breathe and fully develop. It also allowed direct communication between the musicians, which SnipRecords regards crucial for good quality recording. The combination of the small intimate setting, with the lush acoustics of the chapel results in a distinctive listening experience
Vasilis Stefanopoulos, contrebass - Alexandra Lerta, vocals
More about In Duologue http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/2368-induologue-2013.html
More about Vasilis Stefanopoulos http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/1148-stefanopoulos-vasilis.html
More about Alexandra Lerta http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2375-lerta-alexandra.html

Timo Lassy – George Kontrafouris Special  Duet.
Timo Lassy is one of the leading artists in the vivid Helsinki jazz scene. The composer and sax player was recently noted as a “Rising Star” in the veritable jazz bible Downbeat, and his quintet ensemble, the Timo Lassy Band, was dubbed “one of Europe’s sharpest bands” by The Sunday Times in the UK.
Hot on the heels of the fourth Lassy LP to date, “Live With Lassy” (Schema 2014), the band has taken their no-nonsense cooking session on the road with remarkable results. Constantly selling out shows in his native Finland, Lassy is on the verge of becoming a force to be reckoned with on the international jazz circuit as well. The Timo Lassy Band includes members of several hard-hitting and well-proven ensembles, most notably The Five Corners Quintet, the most successful Finnish jazz oufit to date and also the alma mater of Lassy himself. Live, the Timo Lassy Band excels in getting into the mood of hard- swinging jazz with gusto galore. The band is brimming with innovation, making this music very much “the art of now”.
In Tinos, Timo Lassy will  be on stage next to George Kontrafouris, jazz pianist & organist with an international career and probably the leading and most restless figure of his generation on the Greek jazz scene.  
George Kontrafouris, piano - Timo Lassy, saxophone
More about George Kontrafouris http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/48-kontrafouris-george.html
More about Timo Lassy  http://jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/musicians-in-town/item/2794-timo-lassy.html


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