Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. -- Thelonious Monk

Home / Jazznews / Jazz festival in Greece / Summer Nostos Festival 2017
A+ R A-

Summer Nostos Festival 2017

Rate this item
(0 votes)


Summer Nostos Festival 2017 -  from June 18th to June 25th. As part of its broader philanthropic activity and its continuous support to the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) establishes -and supports through an exclusive grant- the open, week-long events that are held every June at the SNFCC. Admission to the events is free for all participants.

This year’s events will take place between June 18th and June 25th, 2017, and the Festival is introduced to the public under the name Summer Nostos Festival (SNFestival), suggesting a collective “return” to all those things and ideas that the arrival of the summer means for each one of us. The establishment of the SNFestival comes as a natural development of the successful open events held in previous years (2016: Metamorphosis. The SNFCC to the World, 2015: Light Up the Night at the Stavros Niarchos Park), both of which received a warm response from visitors.

The Summer Nostos Festival will consist of a continuously enriched cultural, educational and sports program, addressed to people of all ages and interests, aiming to provide an annual creative meeting point, fostering expression and the exchange of ideas.

The central programmatic areas of SNFestival 2017 unfold around music, dance, sports, open discussions, arts and architecture and, of course, include activities for children and families, while the program is complemented by additional events, such as screenings, guided tours and magical happenings! This year’s program will embrace over 75 different events in the course of 8 days, with the participation of 130 international and 160 Greek artists, as one of the Festival’s main objectives is to encourage collaborations between local and international artists, to promote the exchange of expertise and experience, and to set the ground for creative synergies or collaborations

The cultural offering, curated by the SNF Team in collaboration with Limor Tomer, Concerts & Lectures General Manager at the Metropolitan Museum of New York, as well as a team of consultants-experts in their respective fields, includes classical and contemporary classical music, rock, jazz, hip-hop and pop music concerts, performances and installations, lectures and movie screenings with live music, DJ sets, dance and many other events. All the above will activate multiple areas of the SNFCC, both indoors and outdoors, while two stages will be set up at the Stavros Niarchos Park, and a new stage will be set at the Canal.

With particular emphasis on the music program, the line-up will include, among others, artist Leonidas Kavakos in a unique recital, Yo La Tengo, one of the most influential bands from the American indie rock scene, the atmospheric British group The Cinematic Orchestra, the sensual voice of Belgian jazz singer Melanie De Biasio, the pioneering representative of the Greek electronic music scene Lena Platonos, the minimalist group Bang On A Can All-stars, the dynamic performer of the Greek alternative scene Monica in a collaboration with the ERT Symphonic Orchestra, the rapper, slam poet and New York Times and Esquire columnist, Saul Williams, the popular Greek band Melisses, the DJs Alex Cruz and Jonathan Toubin, Dimitris Kalantzis with his quintet and Kamerata. Music journalist Kafka (Katerina Kafentzi), following up on her personal project “Kafka Takes Notes”, will present and coordinate Q&A sessions between the audience and the artists, held before the live acts.

The SNFestival will open on Sunday, June 18th at 18.00, and close on Sunday, June 25th at 24.00.


Dimitris Kalantzis present the performance "Modes & Moods"  & Camerata with special guest Christos Rafalides on June 19, 2017 at 22:00
After the great success of "Mano's", a jazz tribute to Manos Hadjidakis, a new jazz motion-view music by Mikis this time, with references to John Coltrane, the quintet of Dimitris Kalantzis, involving the elite of the Greek jazz scene.
The reference to John Coltrane is clear and underlined. The music of Coltrane, tropical, devout, sub-commanding, perhaps religious.
DIMITRIS KALANTZIS QUINTET: Dimitris Kalantzis, piano — Takis Paterelis, sax — Andreas Polyzogopoulos, trumpet — Giorgos Giorgiadis, bass — Alexandros Drakos-Ktistakis, drums -

Black Art Jazz Collective on June 20, 2017 at 20:30
Wayne Escoffery: sax - Jeremy Pelt: rumpet - James Burton III: Trombonne - Xavier Davis: piano - Vicente Archer: bass - Johnathan Blake: drums -

The all program here

Last modified on Wednesday, 31 May 2017 18:37

Related Video