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Jazz Praxis 2015

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A  celebration of jazz - The three-day of Jazz Music “Jazz + Praxis” in Patras International Festival organized every year  by the Cultural Organization of Patras Municipality has marked a significant route of high artistic result and great response by the musical public. This year three nights, from June 11 to 13, 2015 in the ambient space of the atrium of the Old Municipal Hospital an ambitious program brings four jazz  band.  entrance 10 euros/night or 22 euros for the 3 days.

June 11 - 21:00 
-Claude Bolling Jazz Suites
Andreas Zafeiropoulos, piano - Vona Ghilnka, flute - Vilen Karapetian, bass - Leonidas Pliatsikas, drums 
Four renowned musicians-teachers of the Municipal Conservatory of Patras  join forces and present  a tribute to a multifaceted personality of the musical firmament, the French composer, pianist, arranger, producer and actor Claude Bolling.
-Alekos Vretos Quartet
Alekos Vretos, outi - Dimitris Sevdalis, piano - Periklis Trivolis, bass - Kostas Meretakis, percussions
Greek oudist, pianist and composer Alekos Vretos  has  been merging jazz, Arabic, Greek and Latin music in a masterful blend of sounds from traditional instruments, such as the oud or the nay, vs. the modern ones.
As a  bandleader, Alekos has  developed a unique  atmosphere  for  his  music: keeping  traditional   sound in  the front  line, he expands it  through  jazz  improvisation  and  exploding  rhythmic development.

June 12 - 21:30 
Marius Neset Quartet
Marius Neset, sax - Heine Bugge, accordeon - Anton Eger, drums - Phil Donkin, bass -
"Marius Neset combines Brecker’s power and Jan Garbarek’s tonal delicacy" John Fordham, GUARDIAN (UK) -
“… saxophonist Marius Neset is a marvel. He makes his instrument dance like a gazelle and soar like an eagle, and he’s an ingenious composer too”. Ivan Hewitt, TELEGRAPH (UK)

June 13 - 21:30 
Alfredo Rodriguez Trio
Alfredo Rodriguez, piano - Reinier Elizarde Ruano, bass - Michael Olivera, drums
At the forefront of a new generation of Cuban pianists, 26-year-old Alfredo Rodriguez possesses a sublime and soulful virtuosity. 
"The Cuban jazz pianist/ composer and Quincy Jones protégé reveals a jaunty, restless vitality..." USA Today - Young Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez sounds the way Monk might have sounded if he had been born in Chick Corea’s body and raised on a diet of Bach, Chopin and Stravinsky in a Havana conservatory."San Jose Mercury News.


Last modified on Friday, 22 May 2015 18:07

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