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Tinos Jazz festival 2011 - August 25,26,27,28

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The third international jazz festival of Tinos is dedicated to ladies of jazz, with a repertoire ranging from traditional jazz standards to more contemporary and modern jazz. A superb musical journey on feminine side of jazz

The Tinos Jazz Festival has been organized by the Cultural Foundation of Tinos since 2009. Based on the organization’s idea of making jazz accessible to all, with a programme featuring from folk to free jazz, the festival has grown to become a meeting place for musicians, a place for sharing ideas and inspiration of jazz .

The third jazz festival of Tinos is dedicated to ladies of jazz. From August 25 to August 28, jazz musicians from Greece, England, Canada, France, Finland and Puerto Rico will meet at Tinos for a great musical journey on feminine side of jazz. The Finnish band   Kvalda, Juliet Kelly (England) & D. Vassilakis Quartet, the Voyage jazz quintet,   Shekinah Rodz latin jazz quartet (Puerto Rico - France), the Third Attempt Trio, Leto Vogiatzoglou ( Greece) Tanya Kalmanovitch (Canada) & Lucia Paleologos,   and Anne Paceo, ( France) with   George Kontrafouris   the Festival's Artistic Director, Professor at the Ionian University, and jazz pianist with an international career,   invited us to a program that ranges from traditional jazz to more modern forms.

Free entrance

25/08/2011 - 21:30 - Juliet Kellly & Dimitris Vassilakis Quartet

Juliet Kelly voice - D.Vassilakis, sax - G.Polychronakos, drums - M.Loutas, bass - M.Saridakis, piano
Becoming a jazz singer seemed an unlikely prospect for Juliet who discovered her natural talent for singing at a local music workshop whilst studying for a degree in economics.   She had never sung in public before but it wasn't long before she was completely hooked.     Within a year she had auditioned for and been accepted on to the postgraduate jazz course at London's prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since then, Juliet has released three critically-acclaimed albums that have garnered excellent reviews from critics in the UK and the US as well as widespread radio airplay.     She has worked with exceptional musicians including award-winners Seb Rochford, Courtney Pine and Tony Kofi and performed with Courtney Pine at the Barbican for the Jazz Britannia concert broadcast on BBC2 television. Several tours have taken Juliet and her Glam Jazz style to venues around the UK, Germany, Italy, Greece, Russia and America.
She has opened for several high profile acts including Georgie Fame, Take 6, Ahmad Jamal and Ron Carter.   Her songwriting ability has also been widely praised and she took honours in the jazz category of the 2004 International Songwriting Competition.Juliet’s newest project entitled Inspired:   Celebrating the Divas of Jazz is a tribute to the jazz singers past and present who have inspired and influenced her.   Including songs from Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Astrud Gilberto, this performance not only showcases some popular favourites but also introduces some lesser-known gems.

25/08/2011 - 23:00 - Tanya Kalmanovitch & Loukia Paleologou

Tanya Kalmanovitch viola. Loukia Paleologou voice, Costis Christodoulou piano
Violist and violinist Tanya Kalmanovitch performs modern jazz, classical music and free improvisation. Actively performing in New York City since 2004, she has been named “Best New Talent” by All About Jazz New York. Tanya’s debut recording with her quartet Hut Five was hailed by the Montreal Gazette as “an exceptional recording, one of the more engaging recordings heard in some time” and was garnished with a number of stars by DownBeat magazine. Her latest recording, Heart Mountain, with pianist Myra Melford, was released in May 2007 to international acclaim, topping a number of critics' "Best of 2007" lists and garnering French jazz magazine Jazzman's prestigious "Choc" award. Tanya has performed in Europe and North America with a diverse range of artists including Mark Turner, Benoît Delbecq, Mark Helias, Dominique Pifarély, Andy Laster, Tom Rainey, Ernst Reijseger, Mat Maneri, and the Martin Hayes, John Cage and Shujaat Husain Khan.Tanya teaches regularly at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London UK and the Koninklijk Conservatorium in Den Haag NL, and is a member of the faculty of the department of Creative Improvisation at Boston’s New England Conservatory. She frequently presents workshops on improvisation for string players, classical musicians, jazz musicians, and musicians in general in the Netherlands, Ireland, the United States, and the Czech Republic. She is also the Canadian representative to the International Association of Schools of jazz.

26/08/2011 — 21:30 - Lito   Vogiatsoglou

Lito Vogiatzoglou piano - Lefteris Andriotis cretan lyra — Alexandre Paraskevopoulos el. Bass — Christos Asonitis drums.
Pianist and composer Lito Vogiatzoglou has a significant path in the field of jazz. She appeared in the Greek discography in the 80s, when she return to Greece after ten years on the French jazz scene. With his quartet she represented Greece during the 6th European Jazz Festival in 2006 (Technopolis Municipality of Athens). More recently, in May 2009 she performed on the side of French musician Michel Portal, a concert called "window on the harmonies of jazz" where she played original compositions. With the main weapon the melodic composition, Leto Vogiatzoglou never stopped composing, and despite the few public appearances her music is distinguished by her inner strength and sensitivity

26/08/2011 — 23:00 - Voyage Jazz   Quintet

Penelope Tzanetakis voice — Antonis Ladopoulos, saxophone —Alekos Christidis, drums — Manos Loutas, Contrebasse — Αlekos orfanos piano
An interesting meeting of some great   jazz musicians of Greece in the third jazz festival of Tinos, with the talented Penelope Tzanetakis that despite a relatively recent appearance on the jazz scene, received a warm public ovation, charmed by its interpretation and his unique voice. In 2002, Penelope Tzanetakis won a scholarship to the Berklee College of Music and the third prize at the Festival Voix skills "Sarandev" in Dobrich, Bulgaria. In 2005 she graduated from the jazz department of the Ionian University and then moved to New York where she participated in seminars with John Blake and played in various clubs. In 2007, she returned to Greece, and performed with various groups (Penelope's Cruise, Oleg Chaly Trio Hammond, Cool Jazz Quartet, etc.). In 2010 she participated in Betty Carter's Jazz Ahead in Washington DC. Currently, she teaches while preparing her first album featuring her own compositions.

27/08/2011 — 21:30 - Kvalda

Aili Ikonen, voice - Antti Kujanpää, piano - Jori Huhtala double bass — Hanne Pulli drums
Kvalda's music has been described as "Nordic "and is influenced by traditional music. Kvalda   combines jazz and free expression into a fresh and modern blend of music. Kvalda won the international competition Young Nordic Jazz Comets Nordic 2004 - and participated in many festivals including Jazz Pori Keitelejazz, Jyväskylä Summer Jazz, Jazz Bar, Jazz-Espa, UMO Jazz Fest, and abroad in   Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Czech Republic and Greece.
Aili Ikonen is currently studying jazz and folk music at Sibelius Academy. She has been featured as a soloist for UMO Jazz Orchestra and Jyväskylä Big Band. Aili received the jazz club Jazz Bar's reward for the Musician Of The Year in 2003. She is also a member of the Finnish association of female jazz musicians, Jazzsiskot.
Hanne Pulli   leads her own group Hanne Pulli & Space Machine and plays also with Heikki Summanen Quartet. Hanne is a member of the Finnish association of female jazz musicians, Jazzsiskot. Hanne received Jazz Bar's Musician Of The Year -reward in 2003, alongside with Aili. In 2004 she received the prize for the Best Soloists in the Finnish competition for big bands. In 2005 Hanne was elected as the Artist of the Year by Pori Jazz Festival, and during the same year she received the Nokia Young Talent -student grant and was elected as a first Finn in history to the IAJE's Sisters In Jazz -ensemble

27/08/2011 -   23:00 - Shekinah Rodz latin jazz quartet

Shekinah Rodz, flute, voice -   Lionel Fortin, piano — Olivier Gatto contrebasse - Nikos Kapilidis, drums
Singer, Flutist, saxophoniste, dancer totally at ease in Salsa: she performed with Ruben Bladès, Luis "Perico" Ortiz, El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico; great in Latin Jazz with Danilo Perez, or R&B with Jennifer Holliday & Sonny Emory as well as in Jazz with Slide Hampton, Shekinah Rodz proposes us a mix of all her influences in a Latin Jazz Quartet where shines her accompanists Lionel Fortin, Olivier Gatto, Nikos Kapilidis. The Salsa, Jazz, Brazilian, Cuban standards performed with charm, talent, passion a very colorful musical firework full of life and joy. Shekinah Rodz was raised in Caguas, Puerto Ricowhere she studied classical saxophone. In 2005, she moved to Atlanta to pursue her Masters Degree at Georgia State University. After completing her first year in Classical Saxophone, Shekinah was surrounded with great jazz musicians in Atlanta, and she fell in love with Jazz. As a consequence Rodz changed her major to Jazz Saxophone studying two more years at GSU completing her Masters Degree in Jazz Studies. In addition to touring and playing extensively throughout the US, Rodz has made teaching a priority in her professional career. In 2006 she started teaching in CanZion Institute, Atlanta, where she teach, voice, music theory, ear training, arrangement, harmony, music education and is the director of the choir until today.

28/08/2011 - 21:30 - Third Attempt Trio

Βάσω Δημητρίου κιθάρες, τζουράς - Μιχάλη Ευδαίμονα, ηλεκτρικό μπάσσο -   Καλλίστρατο Δρακόπουλο τύμπανα/κρουστά
The music performed by the trio Third Attempt is based on improvisation, and is mostly   compositions or adaptations of one of its members. "Our music style contains references of electric jazz, from contemporary Greek reality that we share with the world ....." Vasso Dimitriou was born in Thessalonique, where she studied classical guitar harmony and jazz. She continued her studies in Los Angeles where she earned a scholarship. She has worked with the American composer / Argentinean Emilio Kauderer, singer, songwriter Donovan Leitch, Nana Simopoulos, Gus Pappel Big Band, Ted Greene, Theo Kapilidis David Oakes, John Stowell, John Abercrombie, Pat Metheny, Carl Schroeder. Back in Greece in 2000, she worked as a professor at George Fakanas music school and Polyrythmia, music school of George Metallinos. Since then, she continues her career   as a musician but also an arranger (Orchestra of the municipality of Patras). She was a partner/member of few Greek jazz bands: David Lynch, Duet, Jazz Utopia, Urban Clay and founding member of the Third Attempt and Trip2Thyme.

28/08/2011 - 23:00   Anne Paceo & friends

Anne Paceo drums, Andreas Polyzogopoulos trompette, George Kontrafouris Hammond Organ
Anne Paceo is the new smile of French jazz. She has succeeded at the age of 26 to sweep many of the French Jazz Awards, and to be selected to play in New York in the first part of the Libération Music Orchestra Charlie Haden, (which stated: "She impressed me immensely with her talent, musicality, proficiency ans her dedication to her art form. As founder of the Jazz Program at the California institute of the arts, I have the opportunity to teach many musicians from around the world. And I can easily say she is on the top percentile of the musicians I teach. Her distinct style and sound make her unique. ") In 2010 she join   'European Youth Orchestra. She has   2 CD with her trio of "Triphase" while playing as a sideman with Christian Escoudé, Rhoda Scott, China Moses, Bloody Mary, Dan Tepfer, Raphael Imbert, Alain Jean Marie, Stephane Kochoyan ... She come to Tinos jazz festival with George Kontrafouris who has a very personal "language" in the way  he handles his Hammond, and the trumpeter Andreas Polyzogopoulos strong personality of the PolyQuartet, who was selected also for the European Youth Orchestra in 2010.   Explosive trio!


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