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Jazz Chronicles - A new music serie

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Jazz Chronicles - A new music serie –  A tribute to the Greek jazz music scene begins at the SNFCC from September at  Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center  (SNFCC)  Evripidou & Doiranis 176 74, Kallithea - Information: 210-8778396/8 or e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  - entrance free  -

Tilemachos Mousas feat. Satnam Ghai on December 2,2016

The Next Step Quintet on December 9, 2016 at 20:30

Banda Valeu on December 16, 2016

Petros Klampanis group on December 23, 2016 

Voyage Jazz  Band  on December 24, 2016

Jazztronica Drums & Voice Project with Aggeliki Toubanaki & Ilias Doumanis  on December 30, 2016

October 7 - Afrodyssey Orchestra
Afrodyssey Orchestra are the new and unique sound of dance music in Athens Greece. Their name reflects their musical style and genre as it alludes to Africa and the Odyssey as a voyage - adventure.
The band has been influenced by traditional west african dance music and percussion, Jazz, Funk, Psychedelic, as well as Greek music culture.
Musicians, each from different background and musical influences, brought together by a series of events, they now share the same aesthetic style, vibrancy, enthusiasm and musical creativity captivating even the most hard-to-please audiences!
Most of Afrodyssey Orchestra’s music is composed by the band itself and include instruments which are unknown to the wide public, such as the Kamelen Ngoni, which is a type of African harp, and the Balafon, which is an ancestor of the Marimba and Vibraphone. They also play some innovative versions of well-known songs of Afro music and Greek traditional music.

October 14 - Yiannis Kassetas Group
Yiannis Kassetas is considered to be one of Greece's most promising saxophone players and composers.He is the only jazz musician in Greece that has three personal albums at the age of 32.His personal and provocative style of composing has helped him to collaborate with jazz giants from Greece and all over the world,such as George Kontrafouris ,Dimitris Vassilakis,Clarence Penn,Miles Griffith,and others.Actually his second cd's liner notes where written by Award Winning composer Jason Yarde,who also along with Clarence Penn,performed in the cd.Critics have been more than kind with Kassetas's works calling him:"the new star of the Greek Saxophone",or "Best cd of the Year 2009" [HXOS magazine].Yiannis also won the competition for the European Jazz Festival 2009 where he was chosen to perform with his group The Funk Wizards.Also his composition "dive Jazz" was chosen by famous New York singer Miles Griffith to be performed at the historical "Smoke" Jazz Club in NY every sunday!..

October 21 -  Happy Dog Project
Happy Dog Project were formed in Athens in 2000. They begun influenced by musicians and bands such as John Scofield, Beastie Boys, Medeski Martin & Wood, Bill Laswell, James Brown, greek folk music soloists (Petroulas Chalkias), artists of mediterranean/oriental sound (Omar Faruk Tekbilek, Mercan Dede). In time after several live shows, the band created their own blend of sounds mixing funky/hip hop groove with jazz improvisations, timbres from the greek tradition and dub atmospheres. Among funky/jazz instrumentals Happy Dog Project adapt folk music classics from the 60s, 70s and 80s (Manolis Angelopoulos, Rita Sakellariou, Katerina Stanisi, Stelios Kazantzidis) as well as some jazz classics.

October 28 - George Kontrafouris  Baby Trio 
George Kontrafouris (musician with an international career and probably the leading and most restless figure of his generation on the Greek jazz scene) and his Baby Trio, plays his Hammond for pleasure and fun. George Kontrafouris: hammond organ - Kostis Fanaras: guitar - Hector Remsak: drums

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