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Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival 2017 - JazzBeThere

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17 th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival :  23 – 28 May 2017 - Technopolis - Pireos 100 Gazi  -  210 3475518, 210 3453548 - The Onassis Cultural Center meets the Technopolis of Athens on jazz paths ... Two organizations with a strong activity in the music development of the city, present the16th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, for five days full of music.

May 23, 2017

•  Voices of Jazz with
Athens Big Band and Penelope Tzanetakis
The City of Athens Big Band is the municipality's broad jazz music ensemble comprising the four instrument families, namely saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythmic drums, often backed by string and other symphonic instruments.Apart from Louis Armstrong and Benny Goodman, major composers and soloists of the Big Band music genre include Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Woody Herman, Buddy Rich, Tommy Dorsey, Don Ellis and William Russo.The City of Athens Big Band repertoire consists of historic compositions and orchestrations by the pioneers of the Big Band philosophy as well as modern, quality jazz works, oftentimes penned by Greek artists.

 “Jazz Around the World”  Symphonic Orchestra of the Municipality of Athens

• Spiral Trio - The three excellent musicians met in Greece in 2012 and immediately felt a very special chemistry between them, which developed more during their live performances in venues in Athens and in festivals all over Greece. Nowadays Spiral Trio is considered among the most important trios in the greek jazz scene. It is a modern jazz piano trio, influenced by the greatest piano trios of jazz history, keeping at the same time a clear connection with the tradition of jazz playing. Constant interplay together with the high level of their musical and improvisation skills bring the elements of surprise, a wide pallet of musical images and a remarkably rich imagination on the narration. The repertory of the trio consists of original compositions of its members, as well as jazz standards that function as starting points that lead the music to different musical spaces. In 2015 Spiral Trio was awarded with the 1st Prize at the 1st Greek Jazz competition “Apollon” for Jazz ensembles.
Spyros Manesis - Piano, compositions - Arionas Gyftakis - Double bass, compositions - Anastasis Gouliaris - Drums, compositions.    

May 24, 2017

• Sokratis Sinopoulos’ Constantinopolitan lyre and quartet scatter to the eight winds, spiriting us along with them on journeys to different musical crossroads.  Sokratis Sinopoulos was born in Athens, Greece. He studied classical guitar while taking lessons in Byzantine music and folk song at I.Tsiamoulis’ school where he sang with the school children’s choir. In 1988 he started studying Lyra and Lute with Ross Daly and a year later he joined his group “Labyrinthos”. In the last twenty years Sinopoulos has collaborated with composers, musicians and singers from Greece and abroad in various genres, from folk music to jazz, participating in countless concerts and recordings all around the world. In 1999 he was honored with the Melina Mercouri national award for young artists. In 2011 he created Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet. The debut album of the quartet, eight Winds  was produced by Manfred Eicher for ECM records and was released in September 2015. 
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet: Socrates Sinopoulos (lyre), John Kyrimkyridi (piano), Dimitris Tsekoura (bass) and Dimitris Emmanouil (drums).

• Kadri Voorand Quartet (Estonia)
• Amit Friedman (Israel )

May 25, 2017
• De La Puríssima and Luca Ciarla's "Jazz Violin 2.0" arriving from Spain and Italy respectively.
• Dan Bárta & Robert Balzar Trio
(Czech Republic)
• Samuel Blaser & Marc Ducret

May 26, 2017
 Andreas Hourdakis Trio (Sweden)

• Ricardo Toscano Quartet (Portugal) 
• Yuri Honing Acoustic Quartet (Netherlands

May 27, 2017
• Marly Marques Quintet (Luxembourg)
• Miklós Lukács Trio Cimbiosis (Hungary) 
• Grandbrothers (Germany)

May 28, 2017
• Rumba Attack (Cyprus)
• Aga Derlak Trio (Poland)
• Emil, Enver & Friends (Azerbaijan) 
• Portico Quartet (Great Britain).

Technopolis Jazz Festival - 23 – 28 May 2017
Technopolis - Pireos 100 Gazi  -  210 3475518, 210 3453548 

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