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Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival 2014

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The "Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival" will host the most representative bands in the genre, with an international career and recognition, performing a wide range of styles. The "Technopolis" City of Athens is the center of the world for the fourteenth consecutive year and invites everyone in athens technopolis jazz festival. Entrance free - Lives start at 21:00 -  Pireos 100 - Gazi

May 29, 2014
20.00 – 21.00 Athens Big Band
http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/musicians/item/252-athens-big-band.html

21.00 – 22.00 Egy Kiss Erzsi Zene (Hungary) 
A musical amalgam of classical jazz rock  with elements of central European and Balkan songs involved with punk technical , unintelligible language blends humor and strong . The result is truly charming and fascinating.The group counts now  18 years in the Hungarian jazz scene and  five delectable album discography .

22.00 – 23.00 Tamuz Nissim Quartet feat. Shauli Einav (Israel)
Jazz singer songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim, from Tel Aviv Israel, with her warm soulful voice, mesmerizing stage presence and virtuosic improvisation skills performs in Jazz venues and festival in Israel Europe and NYC as a band leader and also as a guest artist in different projects. Tamuz compose and arrange the repertoire of her band which combines original music, pop and Jazz. In December 2013  she published her debut CD "The Music Stays in a Dream" and her composition "Broken Promises" was featured in CD collection published by greek magazine Jazz & Jazz (is. of November 2011, No 224). More about it : http://jazzonline.gr/en/cd-releases/item/2400-the-music-stays-in-a-dream.html 

23.00 – 00.00 Singularity Project (Greece)
Vagelis Stefanopoulos belongs to the new generation of the greek jazz scene.  In 2012 he released his debut CD with his Trio “Sailing on a marsipus”, an allegorical journey into the world of contemporary jazz where Modern European jazz, African rhythms and classical music meet. Vagelis Stefanopoulos has led various projects of different musical styles and he presentsnow  his last project : Singularity Project
More about it:  http://www.jazzonline.gr/en/articlesinterviews/interviews/item/2482-vagelis-stefanopoulos-about-singularity-project.html

Video of the bands on the Jazzenda: http://jazzonline.gr/en/jazzenda/item/2699-athens-technopolis-jazz-2014.html


May 30, 2014
21.00 – 22.00 Rembrandt Frerichs Trio (Holland)
The music of Rembrandt Frerichs is influenced by the American jazz tradition. We could describe his music as  modern jazz that includes elements of classical, improvisation, world music. Frerichs teaches jazz piano on the conservatory of Tilburg

22.00 – 23.00 Ximo Tebar Band (Spain)     
Apart from being one of the most experienced musicians in modern Spanish jazz scene, the virtuoso guitarist Ximo Tebar regarded as creator modernises further a peculiar "Mediterranean Sound". He has worked with big names such as Johnny Griffin, Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Tete Montoliu, Lou Donaldson, Tom Harrell. He has participated in all the major jazz festivals in Spain and Europe,

23.00 – 00.00 Lylit – Loscher Duo (Austria)
After experimenting with sound and a treasure trove of songs, the said artists, transformed their work space into a world stage to share their melodic compositions and personal stories, with people of all backgrounds.  Lylit – Löscher are not afraid to combine their electronic know-how with the singer-songwriter touch of the acoustic guitar and striking vocals.  The pairing impresses, combined with the touching clarity in the lyrics and music; they aren’t afraid to proudly say they stand for art with content, remixed with a pinch of humor and lots of personality.  Lylit and Loescher are truly a dynamic duo.

Video of the bands on the Jazzenda:  http://jazzonline.gr/en/jazzenda/item/2700-athens-technopolis-jazz-festival-2014.html


May 31, 2014
21.00 – 22.00 Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen (Luxembourg)
Pianist Michel Reis, bassist Marc Demuth and drummer Paul Wiltgen, three of Luxembourg’s most up and coming jazz musicians, formed the Reis-Demuth-Wiltgen Trio in 1998 while still in High School. The group performed on a regular bases in and around Luxembourg for a couple of years. Now reunited since 2011, this impressive collective of individual talents is once again eager to share their experiences as well as their new compositions with their audience. Each band member composes music for the Trio and aims to create a fresh and forward-thinking overall sound, which is strongly influenced by popular music and the singer/songwriter genre. The core of it all remains modern jazz, which profoundly enriches the compositions and improvisations without ever burdening them.

22.00 – 23.00 Lama Trio (Portugal)
Lama is a trio of Susana Santos Silva on trumpet, flugel and electronics; Gonçalo Almeida on contrabass plus effects and loops; and Greg Smith on drums. Their album Oneiros (Clean Feed 240) gives us a good hearing of what they are about with eight pieces, six by Almeida and one apiece by Silva and Smith a kind of  electro-acoustic jazz

23.00 – 00.00 Symmetry (Cyprus)
Marios Toumba (piano), Michael Messios (bass) and John Vafeas (drums).
The trio plays original compositions or standard . All three musicians are graduates of the prestigious Berklee College and have long experience in many genres of music ( among which is one and Greek art songs ) . But the main road is their expressive modern jazz. Symmetry stand out as one of the best jazz figures of Cyprus.

Video of the band on the Jazzenda: http://jazzonline.gr/en/jazzenda/item/2701-athens-technopolis-jazz-festival-2014.html



June 1, 2014
21.00 – 22.00 Niccolo Faraci (Italy)
Bassist, composer and  sound designer with interesting musical projects in the modern Italian jazz scene, Niccolo Faraci and his trio show a deeper artistic / internationalist / eco etc. reflection which finds an outlet in music

22.00 – 23.00 OakTree (Belgium)
The group OakTree emerged through the music of cellist meeting Annemie Osborne, the accordionist Thibault Dille and singer Sarah Klenes who initially set up a program that included jazz standards along with original compositions and free improvisations. the OakTree currently embraces jazz and pop, French chanson and Latin, classical and Balkan music etc.

23.00 – 00.00 Ilhan Ersahin's Wonderland feat. Hüsnü Senlendirinci (Turkey)
A great Turkish saxophone player, who was born in Stockholm and studied in the USA. A musician who embraces contemporary American jazz and its ideology, but who also considers Middle-eastern and Balkan culture as a main ingredient of his music and manages to incorporate it in his own compositions and creations in a very natural way. His music ranges from traditional Turkish and gypsy music up to contemporary electronica.  A special place in his music range is reserved for his work with the groups titled “Instabul Sessions” in whose music we can find some of the most beautiful and charming faces of contemporary world jazz. The case of Ilhan Ersahin is one of the most peculiar and worth mentioning ones in today’s jazz scene. The Wonderland story began twelve years ago, when Ersahin met Husnu Senlendirici, one of the main exponents of the gypsy/balkan musical tradition, an impressive feat for a musician under 40 years old. He is a Turkish celebrity from a traditional musical family whose fame stems more from his musical acumen than from his frequent TV appearances.

Video of the bands on the Jazzenda: http://jazzonline.gr/en/jazzenda/item/2702-athens-technopolis-jazz-festival-2014.html



Last modified on Friday, 30 May 2014 06:58

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