Saturday 25/8
@ 21:30 Tinos Groove Connection & friends
@ 22:30 Nikos Kapilidis Jazz Quartet

Sunday 26/8
@ 19:15 JAZZ FOR KIDS with Alex Christidis & Voyage Jazz Band feat. Penelope Tzanetaki
@ 21:30 Ioannou/ Vafeas quartet
@ 23:00 Spiros Exaras – Jim Politis duet 27/8

Monday 27/8
@ 21:30 Manos Saridakis solo piano
@ 23:00 Pragma (The Thing) / grecofuturistic jazz



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  • P. Klampanis
  • Antonis Andreou
  • Leonidas Sarantopoulos Quartet
  • Swinging Jazz Athenaeum
  • Leonidas Sarantopoulos
  • Jean Michel Pilc
  • Manos Theodosakis
  • Manfred Schoof
  • Manos Theodosakis Sextet feat....

Jazz on Tinos 2018

Jazz on Tinos 2018


10th Jazz on Tinos Festival running at the Cultural Foundation of Tinos
25- 27 / 8/ 2018

It’s been nine years since the “Tinos Jazz Festival” was first launched, in August 2009. Ten years on, the festival – which was renamed “Jazz on Tinos” in 2014 - continues to bring together outstanding Greek, European and American musicians and ensembles, providing them with a chance to exchange ideas and approaches on jazz. This year’s programme will once again cover a wide range of styles including pop to free jazz, remaining loyal to the festival’s artistic director and jazz pianist Giorgos Kontrafouris’s belief that jazz should be accessible to all. The three-night festival will open to all ages on 25th August at the Cultural Foundation of Tinos.

The doors of the 10th Jazz on Tinos festival will open on 25th August at 9:30 pm. The first to take the stage will be the Tinos Groove Connection & friends. This ensemble was formed for the purpose of the festival by musicians who live on the island either permanently or seasonally. They will hand the stage over to the Nikos Kaplidis Quartet.


On 26th August,a JAZZ FOR KIDS event, designed for kids aged 5 to… 105, will take place from 7 pm to 8:15 pm. We’ll be joining Alekos Christidis and Penelope Tzanetaki (voice) on an improvisational musical trip through the history of jazz.

This event will be followed by the Cypriot-based Ioannou/Vafeas Quartet, made up of drummer Ioannis Vafeas, saxophonist Haris Ioannis, pianist Dimitris Miaris and bassist Greg Makamian. They will in turn hand the stage over to the Spyros Exaras and Dimitris Politis, two outstanding guitar players performing in duet.

On 27th August, the stage will welcome pianist Μanos Saridakis,who will introduce us to his new discography. Saridakis will be followed by “To Pragma” (The Thing), one of the most popular jazz projects in recent years. The orchestra grecofuturistic jazz led by Costis Christodoulou will be closing the 10th Jazz on Tinos festivalwith cheerful, energetic sounds, featuring original compositions based on swing and blues traditions, blend with meditational flute and drums and space-like electronic sounds

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