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Zante Jazz Festival 2014

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Zante Jazz Festival is taking place in Zakynthos, on July  18, 19 & 20th of July at Dermatousa Theatre. a musical meeting of jazz and improvised music.

- Next Step 5tet feat,  JD-Walter
"JD Walter may be the most avant garde vocalist in jazz today... He creates meaningful shifts of emotions through extended improvisations, artfully bending elements of sound, pitch, and meaning. In addition, he uses electronic media to generate breathtaking harmonies and sonics…. Walter's innovative approach goes far beyond that of any other singer around today, yet adheres closely to the jazz idiom." -- All About Jazz review  2009 -
More about The Next Step Quintet : http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/1526-the-next-step-quintet.html  - 
& the interview http://jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/1818-the-next-step-quintet-interview.html

- Arionas Gyftakis Trio

- Stavros Lantsias Trio
An eclectic musician in high demand as a pianist and arranger, always active performing with some of Greece’s most respected and acclaimed artists.
More about Stavros Lantsias http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/213-lantsias-stavros.html

- Musicians from Zante

- Felix Schlarmann Trio
Born in Germany, drummer Felix Schlarmann today lives and works in Amsterdam.He holds a master’s degree in jazz drums from the Conservatory of Amsterdam as a student of Martijn Vink. Beside that he studied with John Riley at the Manhattan School of Music in New York City. Felix Schlarmann just released his first album “Counterlife” on Challenge Records in 2014. With the Dutch powerjazz formation BRUUT! he appeared on international festivals all over the globe, like the North Sea Jazzfestival, Tokyo Jazzfestival, London Jazzfestival and many more. He also is a member of Køgging, a new project feat. Jasper Blom called Mechanical Duck and several other formations.As a big band drummer Felix Schlarmann worked with some of the best Dutch Jazz Orchestras and currently plays with the Millenium Jazz Orchestra. In 2009 he was a teacher at the International Summer Jazz Workshop in Prague. Several compositions for percussion are published in the Gretel Verlag, Germany.At Amsterdam’s venue Studio /K Felix Schlarmann runs his own monthly session ‘Jazz in /K’, which features the finest Dutch jazz artists. Also he is the founder and musical director of a new Jazzfestival in the Netherlands, ‘Jazzfest Amsterdam’. During the years he had the chance to perform with great artists like Dick Oatts, Bert Joris, Martijn van Iterson, Cecil Bridgewater, Joel Frahm, Paul Bollenback, Dave Douglas, Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman, Tineke Postma, Ernst Glerum, Anton Goudsmit,Michael Moore, Jiggs Whigham, Deborah Brown, Peter Tiehuis, Luis Bonilla, Ben van Gelder, Frederik Köster, Yuri Honing, Ack van Royen, Harmen Fraanje, Sam Most, Marco Tamburini and many more…

- Maria Manousaki  4tet
An international artist, active in the Jazz and World Music scene.
More about Maria Manousaki http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2807-manousaki-maria.html

- Jean-Michel Pilc Solo
Jean-Michel Pilc creates a huge variety of sounds and evokes intimate emotions, through his sophisticated improvisations on the piano.

- Point 2:  Christos Rafalides & Petros Klampanis
Point Two is the latest project of Christos Rafalides and Petros Klampanis, two jazz musicians based in NYC that originally hail from Greece. They play a mix of original compositions, jazz standards and covers that are given an entirely fresh perspective through this unusual instrumentation. Their fearless brand of music incorporates a world of styles orchestrated by loops, vocals, percussive effects, and whatever techniques this creative duo is inspired to try. With a focus on both performance and education, Point Two has presented concerts across the USA and Greece, and given workshops to university-level students on ensemble playing, polyrhythms and Latin jazz.
More about it http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/2653-point-two.html
More about Christos Rafalides http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/84-rafalides-christos.html
More about Petros Klampanis http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/45-klampanis-petros.html

- Martha Mavroidi Trio
This trio presents a program of original compositions that combine elements of the musical traditions of the Balkans with modern harmony and improvisation. The three musicians draw ideas from the melodic and rhythmic richness of the music of the Balkans and the Eastern Mediterranean

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