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Jazz on Tinos 2016 - Mediterranean Waves

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Jazz on Tinos 2016 will be held on August 26, 27, 28 August featuring accomplished musicians from Greece, Germany and Italy. Cultural Fondation of Tinos. 21:30 - Entrance free.
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 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.

Much has changed in Greece since the island’s first jazz festival was launched in 2009. But the identity and the spirit of the 8th Jazz on Tinos festival has remained unchanged. This year’s festival promises yet another high standard programme featuring from traditional to more contemporary and modern forms of jazz, as the Mediterranean Waves carry top-notch Greek and international musicians with inspiring compositions and improvisations to the island of Faith and Art.


Co-organized by The Cultural Foundation of Tinos and the South Aegean Region.



Programme: 26/8

21:30 -  Aggeliki Toumbanaki Duet
    Aggeliki Toumbanaki: voice -     Nikolas Anadolis: piano

Aggeliki Toubanaki is a multitusk vocalist. Since 2007 her interests, revolve around jazz, folk scales and rhythms as much as exploration ofvocal improvisation and extended sounds techniques. In 2008 she creates the project «Aggeliki Toubanaki & the Buzz Bastardz» (global Balkan Bastard jazz) and in March of 2015, she released her debut album (Greece, New York) with original compositions and selected cover in seven different languages. Nowdays, she also presents the “Voice project Jazztronica & Drums” with the drummer Ilias Doumanis. She comes at the 8th Jazz on Tinos with Nikolas Anadolis, excellent new pianist, recipient of the Martial Solal prize at the age of 19 years old.

23:00 - Los Tre
   Angelos angelides: guitar -  vassilis papastamopoulos: bass - leandros fratnik: drums

Los Tre is a funk-jazz oriented trio from Athens, Greece, formed in 2012, mainly influenced by North Africans' and Near East' compositions and music culture. Los Tre music spans across a vast region, from Morocco to Iran.They have been performing in various venues in Athens and gigs all around the country, ever since.The band consists of Angelos Angelides (electric guitar), Vassilis Papastamopoulos (electric bass) and Leandros Fratnik (drums).
Their debut self-titled album "Los Tre" released on June 2014 and the second on October 2015 titled "How To Charm Women". Both albums include original compositions.



Programme: 27/8  -  21:30 - Julia Hülsmann trio
    Julia Hülsmann, Piano -   Marc Muellbauer: Bass  -  Heinrich Köbberling: Drums

It would be hard to imagine German jazz without Julia Hülsmann and her trio, who for 17 years now have never failed to impress, and have helped shape contemporary jazz in their country and beyond.

Pianist Hülsmann’s trio, which also includes bass player Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling, possess a fascinatingly wide range of musical expression, yet their style remains distinctive: essential, condensed but at the same time wonderfully open. Three years after the overwhelming success of their album “The End of a Summer” (ECM, 2008), the trio released their album “Imprint“ (ECM, 2011) which set the trio’s musical character and features great intensity and explicitness. In 2013, the trio, perfectly attuned to one another after numerous concerts in Germany and throughout Europe, issued their album “In Full View“ (ECM, 2013) with the participation of trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Tom Arthurs. Their latest album was released in 2015 under the title “Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann ‘A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America’” (ECM, 2015). Julia Hülsmann is also the winner of the SWR JAZZPREIS 2016.


Programme: 28/8 - Blue Note Organ Trio / George Kontrafouris Trio

21:30 - Blue Note Organ Trio 
    Michael Papadopoulos: guitar -  Leonardo Corradi: hammond organ - Sera Bellos: drums

The Blue Note Organ Trio is a musical project founded by guitarist Michael Papadopoulos in September 2015. The project is a homage to the legendary record label Blue Note Records, which in the 50’s and 60’s (especially between 1952 and 1965) released some of the most classic albums in the history of jazz.
The Blue Note name, in this particular period, is strongly associated with sophisticated aesthetics, great attention to detail, and high quality in every respect: from the leading musicians the label worked with, the signature “warm” sound achieved by recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder in every recording, to the iconic album covers created by graphic designer Reid Miles and which are considered to be as influential in the world of graphic design as the music within is in the world of jazz.
Organist Leonardo Corradi comes from Italy and is considered by many to be a musical prodigy, as he has been voted Italy’s Best Hammond Player, at the age of 18, by the illustrious Italian jazz magazine JAZZiT. Today, 6 years after receiving that distinction, he is an in-demand player who is constantly touring the world with important musicians, such as trombonist Fred Wesley or guitarist Ulf Wakenius. His playing often gets compared to that of two giants of the Hammond organ, Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco. He lives in Rome (when not on tour).
Guitarist and bandleader Michael Papadopoulos is a musician dedicated to studying, preserving, and promoting the jazz tradition; especially bebop and hard bop. Even though he plays guitar, his main influences are horn and piano players, such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Pepper Adams, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Bud Powell, Barry Harris, Sonny Clark, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Hampton Hawes, and many others. He comes from Greece but nowadays he divides his time between Athens, Greece, and Zurich, Switzerland.
Sera Bellos is one of Greece’s busiest and most well-known jazz drummers. He is highly regarded for his versatility, technique, musical taste, and, of course, swing. He is equally at home with bebop, latin jazz, funk, and reggae, even though playing straight-ahead jazz is what he loves most. He lives in Athens and plays with many different bands, teaches both privately and at several music schools, and leads the oldest and most important weekly jam session in the city.
The trio’s repertoire includes compositions by Sonny Clark, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Duke Pearson and many others, and it is continuously expanded both with well-known classics and, perhaps more importantly, forgotten gems.

23:00 - George Kontrafouris Trio

    Giorgos Kontrafouris: hammond organ - Ntinos Manos: double bass -  Panagiotis Kostopoulos: drums

With his impressive discography and countless partnerships, Jazz on Tinos’ artistic director Giorgos Kontrafouris, is a leading Greek jazz pianist and a prominent name on the international jazz circuit. In this year’s festival, he will be performing in Trio with Ntinos Manos (double bass) and Panagiotis Kostopoulos (drums).






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