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The annual NAFPLION FESTIVAL kicks off on June 29 and promises lots of music all the way through to July 8. Few jazz night on the 27 th edition of the festival.

Already in existance for twenty seven consecutive years and being awarded as the best festival of its kind by the association of Music Critics of Greece, Nafplion Festival gives a good reason to visit Nafplion.
NAFPLION FESTIVAL is a panorama of unique musical performances staged at some of the city’s major venues: VOULEFTIKON, the first Hellenic Parliament, AGHIOS YEORGIOS SQUARE, the courtyard of St. George’s church, AGHIOS SPYRIDON SQUARE and PALAMIDI CASTLE. NAFPLION FESTIVAL spreads its wings every year with more and more ambitious plans.

JUNE 30 - Palamidi - 21:00 - Jazz at the castle - Tomas Franck Quartet (Denmark)
One of the greatest contemporary jazz musicians, Tomas Franck has a musical strength common to few. His career has brought him closer to a finer sense for the very substance of music. While this is not a process that rewards instantly, probably only a handful of other tenor saxophonists in the world today play with his degree of integrity.

JULY 1 - Palamidi - 21:00 - Jazz at the castle - DIMITRIS KALANTZIS
Dimitris Kalantzis has collaborated with prominent musicians of the Greek and international jazz scene. With the same way that American jazzmen "stepped" to the great composers to create their own innovative projects, Dimitris Kalantzis creates new jazz music that relies and is inspired by great Greek composers.

JULY 8  - Palamidi - 21:00 - Jazz at the castle - Helge Lien piano Trio (Norway )
Helge Lien Trio is a vital and highly original modern jazz trio - It has been said that Helge Lien Trio has a very special ability to spellbind its audience. With their interpretation of the concept of chamber jazz, they have played their way into the hearts of an ever-growing audience. Lyrical, melancholy, but also rhythmical and full of humour – Helge Lien Trio provides great contrasts that are tastefully held together in a cohesive unit by the skilled musicians.


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