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The annual NAFPLION FESTIVAL kicks off on June 23rd and promises lots of music all the way through to July 2nd. Few jazz night on the 26 th edition of the festival.

Already in existance for twenty six 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.

Dimitris Kostouros, Mayor of Nafplion and the artistic director, the well known pianist Janis Vakarelis, welcome you in the festival’s 26th year, featuring 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.

Jazz at the Castle: Espen Berg Trio - Friday June 30th, Palamidi 21:00 -
Espen Berg Trio plays music written by pianist and composer Espen Berg. EBT released their debut album «Mønster» on the Japanese label Blue Gleam in 2015. On that occasion the trio was named «the best in the class of Art of the Trio» by the naJonal Norwegian newspaper Dagsavisen. EBT has made solid appearances at fesJvals all around Europe, and they toured Japan in July 2016. JAZZ JAPAN described EBT as the «best and biggest finding in the first half of this year», while the BriJsh magazine JAZZWISE named their concert with Ole Mathisen at Trondheim Jazz FesJval 2016 a «triumph» and that «it’s the kind of unrepeatable night jazz exists for». EBT was appointed to official NTNU AMBASSADOR of 2016/2017 at this fesJval, and pianist Berg was granted Norway’s biggest jazz award, «JazZJpendiatet», at Molde Int’l Jazz Fesstival the same year.

Jazz at the Castle: George Kontrafouris Organ Trio featuring Stefanos Andreadis - Saturday July 1st, Palamidi 21:00 -
George Kontrafouris, the renowned jazz pianist who has collaborated with legendary names (such as Keith Copeland and Louisiana Red) and his Trio will present a program full of groovy mood and jazz experimentatios to the audience, alongside his fellow musician, the virtuoso guitarist Stefanos Andreadis. Vassilis Podaras plays the drums .

Jazz at the Castle: Tomas Franck New Quartet - Sunday July 2nd, Palamidi 21:00
Featuring Ben Besiakov piano, Daniel Franck bass, Jeppe Gram drums and Tomas Franck on the tenor saxophone.Tomas Franck New Quartet is a band that plays both original music by the bandleader himself and  Jazz-standards in there own versions and interpretations, + jazzoriginals composed by the masters like John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Wayne Shorter, Dexter Gordon and many others. The group has been together for about seven years in this constellation, but Tomas has worked and knowend both Ben and Jeppe for many years in different line ups.– And his brother Daniel is the person except for himself that knows his music inside and out, since he has growned up with it around him and he have played  with Tomas his entire professional life more or less.“What you hear is what you get“… – when you listen to a concert with this TF new 4 you will be in no doubt that it’s the intuitive and spontaneous that is in the front and the music is taking only that direction as what is beeing natural to reacted on in that very moment, – every encounter with this quartet is giving the listener a fresh and new expierience.

At the entrance of the castle Mediterraneo deli and wineries Estate Lantides, Koroniotis and Papantonis will offer the audience a glass of wine.

Last modified on Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:06