The Ionian University celebrates 15 years of a successful Jazz Program, unique in Greek Higher Education, with a new CD and two nights at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall (November 19-20 2011, Thessaloniki Megaron Mousikis).
The new CD "Jazz Now! New Music from Ionian University Jazz Program" published by Jazz&Tzaz Magazine (issue No 224, November ‘11) features original jazz works by 13 Ionian University students and recent alumni many of them with extended academic training in the US and recipients of prestigious scholarships from Fulbright and Onassis foundations.
Produced by Ionian University associate professor Dimos Dimitriadis, lecturer elect George Kontrafouris and JAZZ&TZAZ Magazine this CD presents pieces from five new recording projects three of which are recorded and produced by alumni making their first professional statements as jazz composers and performers and offering a variety of fresh compositional and aesthetic approaches. The remaining two are faculty projects