Jazz on Tinos 2015

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The seven edition of the Festival  will be held on August 28, 29, 30 August, 2015 with musicians of the Greek jazz scene.Line up of the festival this year,Maria Manousakis, Lefteris Christofis Group, Vagelis Stefanoupoulos: Singularity project, Spyros Manesis, and Yiotis Samaras. 

August 28
Spyros Manesis Trio  
Manesis/Gyftakis/Gouliaris : The three musicians met in 2012 and from the first moment the strong chemistry between them was obvious  and it has been developed with their live performances over the years.
It is a modern trio with many influences of the great kind (B.Mehldau, K.Jarrett, P.Bley, B. Evans.) And a clear reference to the tradition of jazz playing.
Recently Manesis / Gyftakis / Gouliaris Trio won the First Prize at the 1st Greek jazz contest, the Apollon Jazz Competition Greece

Maria Manousakis

August 29
Yiotis Samaras Trio feat. George Kontrafouris
One of the best jazz guitar player of the Greek jazz scene. Having played with great musicians in and outside the Greek borders and having taught hundreds of guitar players that currently have a career in Greece and abroad, Yiotis Samaras has without exaggeration shaped the Greek jazz scene and discography.
His trio delivers the jazz tradition with doses of 'electricity' of today , bringing modern aesthetics contacted of yesterday.
Yiotis Samaras, guitar – Haris Charalabous, bass – Dimitris Klonis, drums - 

August 30
Lefteris Christofis Group
The Lefteris Christofis Group is an amazing world music & new jazz Trio that evokes a truly "timbral pandemonium". Musical stories from Lefteris Christofis’ new album will be presented live with the dynamic collaboration these Three virtuosos musicians. The craftsmanship bassist approach of Andreas Kostopoulos, the personal rhythmic aspect of Nikos Touliatos are combined in full harmony with the jazz guitar Grecian style of Lefteris Christofis.The compositional  point of view of Lefteris Christofis adds a new musical perspective beyond the borders of jazz and fusion.
Joe Ferrari in Jazz Improv  writes: “the Greek lyrical guitarist Lefteris Christofis is the kind of an artist who through his music transfers internal images, visions and scenes from the realm of reality and fantasy. …upon further listening I began to hear Mr. Christofis unique voice. He writes wonderful compositions, evocative of a deep emotional landscape”.
The distinguished guitarist Lefteris Christofis is classified by the Benedetto Guitars as " clearly a top (and still rising) player and educator in Europe” and his latest album "Nous Icons" has been released by the legendary Blue Note Records.

Vagelis Stefanopoulos - Singularity Project
The Singularity project is a jazz quintet hosted by pianist and composer Vagelis Stefanopoulos and its personnel is of a multi national character consisted by some of the best jazz musicians living and working in Greece.  The project is an extension of Vagelis Stefanopoulos Trio and  it portrays a variety of styles (European jazz, African music, modern jazz, rock). Like the pianist's previous project its main characteristics is the extensive use of poly-rhythms, lyrical melody lines and sophisticated compositions that although complex in structure and texture they come across as simple and accessible both to a musicians ear as well as the normal music lover.

Singularity Project is:
David Lynch, Soprano & Tenor Sax - Adedeji Adetayo, Guitar - Yoel Soto, Bass - Yiannis Angelopoulos, Drums/sound effects - Vagelis Stefanopoulos, Piano.


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