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“Jazz + Praxis" 2014

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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, the festival will be held on May 29, 30 & 31  in the ambient space of the atrium of the Old Municipal Hospital an ambitious program brings four jazz band. Big names and established artists on the program of «Jazz + Praxis 2014".

Day 1
Angeliki Toubanaki & Alekos Orfanos – Tribute to Frank Zappa
An approach of this legendary musician who seeks to convey the real and unique essence of Frank Zappa.
More about Angeliki Toubanaki http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/2446-toubanaki-aggeliki.html
More about Alekos Orfanos http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/312-orfanos-alexander.html


Vassilakis Trio & Sassa Papalambrou
Songs from Vassilakis discography on Candid Records, new material and unreleased songs sung by Sasha Papalamprou and soon to be released first album.
More about Dimitris Vassilakis http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/88-vassilakis-dimitris.html

Day 2
Harris Lambrakis Quartet
Nick Sidirokastritis: drums - Dimitris Theoharis: piano - Dimitris Tsekouras: bass - Haris Lambrakis: ney - The Haris Lambrakis Quartet was established in 2006 and has since appeared in major festivals in Greece and abroad. Centerpiece of the music is the modal jazz, and its obvious influences from John Coltrane, the world music and improvised music. With references to the East, the quartet is inspired by jazz harmonies, rhythms and melodies that refer to the 1960s and 1970s.

Andreas Polyzogopoulos Quartet
Andreas Polyzogopoulos - Heart of the Sun - "An approach to melodic and psychedelic world of Pink Floyd, from a quartet who move between jazz and electronic music. "
Andreas Polyzogopoulos trumpet -  Costis Christodoulou keyboards -  Vasilis Stefanopoulos double bass -  Srdjan Ivanovic drums
More about Andreas Polyzogopoulos  http://jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/78-polyzogopoulos-andreas.html & and about Heart of the Sun http://jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/1530-heart-of-the-sun-tthe-music-of-pink-floyd.html
Andreas Polyzogopoulos Interview  http://jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/1901-andreas-polyzogopoulos-interview.html

Day 3
Senegalese kora master Ablaye Cissoko and German trumpeter Volker Goetze have created a warm, engrossing, transcendent sound. A mix of  West African ideals and ECM-style production values.
Goetze and Cissoko first crossed paths while performing in the African-European Jazz Orchestra, opening shows for Youssou N'Dour in 2001. Their friendship blossomed from there, but it took a good number of years before they explored their musical partnership on record. Sira (OliqSound, 2008) hinted at the possibilities inherent in this pairing, but both men were still feeling each other out at that point. Since the release of that album, they've had the opportunity to perform together on numerous occasions, deepening their connection and furthering their abilities to complement one another.
Goetze uses his brandy-glazed trumpet tones to warm up the environment and enhance the emotional resonance in Cissoko's playing, but it's Cissoko who create the environments themselves. He takes on the role of the griot—telling stories, setting scenes and providing oral history through music—while Goetze acts as the colorist, shading around the borders of the pieces.


Last modified on Monday, 19 May 2014 17:41

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