2010 Programme

Artistic direction: George Kontrafouris

George Kontrafouris was born in Athens, Greece in 1967. He studied classical piano at the National Conservatory in Athens. At the age of 16, he turned his interest to jazz and took up jazz improvisation classes with Markos Alexiou. He also studied with Jim Beard and Jarmo Savolainen. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Jazz Performance from Sibelius Academy in Finland. He has performed as a pianist and organist with many famous and outstanding musicians including Mark Johnson, Arild Andersen, Marcus Stockhausen, Louisiana Red, Keith Copeland, Andy Sheppard, Ralph Peterson Jr., Bob Brozman, Carla Cook, Alvester Garnett, Stepko Gut, Olivier Gatto, David Liebman, Houston Pearson, Eric Alexander, David Sills, Lou Donaldson, Sam Newsome, Jamie Hadad, Deborah Davies, Benny Golson, Tim Hagans, Bob Shepard, Carmen Lundy, Sheila Jordan, Jukkis Uotila, Wade Mikkola, Takis Paterelis, Stratos Vougas, Dimos Dimitriadis, Lydia Fylipovic, T. Spasov, A. Pacatius. He’s been teaching jazz piano and organ for several years now at the Ionian University, as well as the Athenaeum Conservatory in Greece and the Sibelius Academy in Finland. He’s also run master classes in various schools in Greece, Ireland, Indonesia, and Estonia.

www.myspace.com/georgekontrafouris

Thursday, 26.08.2010

Welcoming words, presentation of the sponsors, screening of Marineta MAK Kritikou's documentary film “Tinos Jazz Festival 2009. The Start”. 

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Friday, 27.08.2010

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Saturday, 28.08.2010

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Sunday, 29.08.2010

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2018 Programme

25/8

21:30 Tinos Groove Connection & friends

Dimitris Xanthos- guitar,

Nikos Giavredellis- bass,

Giorgos Ameralis – piano,

Harald Van Christen – drums

The Tinos Groove Connection ensemble was formed for the purpose of the festival by musicians living in Tinos either permanently or seasonally. They will feature Jazz Rock pieces from the '70s.

22: 30 Nikos Kapilidis Jazz Quartet

Dimitris Papadopoulos: trumpet

Markos Haidemenos: piano

Dinos Manos: double bass

Nikos Kapilidis: drums

Nikos Kapilidis has been a prominent presence on the Greek and European jazz scene for 30 years. After a long break, he fronts a new band of excellent musicians. The quartet will perform compositions by Herbie Hancock, McCoy Tyner, Bill Frissell, Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones and Charlie Haden.

26/8

19:00- 20:15, JAZZ FOR KIDS with Alex Christidis & Voyage Jazz Band feat. PenelopeTzanetaki

Alex Christidis: music, drums

ΑλέκοςΟρφανός: piano

ΚώσταςΒαζούρας: saxophone

ΧάρηςΠανταζής:doublebass

ΆραΜπογοσιάν: percussion

ΠηνελόπηΤζανετάκη:voice

The Jazz for Kids project, designed for kidsaged 5 to …105, will be taking uson a musical journey through the history of jazz, while promoting creativity, innovation and solidarity. Music and rhythm will be used to experience multiculturalism and the universal language of emotions.

21 :30 Ioannou/ Vafeas quartet

Ioannis Vafeas: drums

Charis Ioannou: saxophone

Dimitris Miaris: piano

Greg Makamian: bass

Cypriot-basedIoannis Vafeas (drums) Harris Ioannou (sax) are both master’s degree graduates from the Berklee College of Music Boston and have been members of the teaching staff of the University of Nicosia ever since 2009. Vafeas and Ioannou boast an extensive experience and a rich history of appearances at major festivals and concert halls throughout Europe and America. They formed their quartet with two young talented musicians, pianist Dimitris Miaris and bass Greg Makamian.

23 :00 SpirosExarasJimPolitisduet

World renowned jazz guitarist & composer Spiros Exaras has worked with world famous jazz and pop artists such as Mariah Carey, Shirley Bassey, Mark Murphy, Dave Valentin, members of Spyro Gyra and members of Canadian Brass, to name just a few. He has released four albums as a leader and written original music for film and theater.

Jim Politis, a virtuoso Greek jazz guitarist, is the founder and lead guitarist of the Ethnic/Gypsy Jazz band “The Ghost Notes”. He has shared the stage with Stochelo Rosenberg of the “Rosenberg Trio” and Greek jazz pianist George Kontrafouris, among others, and appeared in international venues and festivals.

In Tinos they will perform songs ranging from classic to modern jazz, along with original compositions.

27/8

21:30 ManosSaridakissolopiano

Manos Saridakisis one of the best-known musicians of the Greek jazz scene. In 2001, he moved to New York, where he worked as a professional musician for 10 years. He collaborated with heavyweights of the jazz scene, such as David Liebman, Ralph Peterson, Ron McClure and appeared as a sideman in Birdland, Blue Note NYC etc. In 2006, he was ranked among the 25 best jazz pianists in the world in the "Thelonius Monk Competition". Since then, he has been a part of numerous collaborations, recordings and television appearances both as a leader and sideman. His new record was released under the title «The Greek Real Book | Volume 1”.

23:00 Pragma(TheThing) / grecofuturisticjazz

ManosTheodosakis, trumpet

TakisPaterelis, tenorsaxophone/flute

DimitrisTsakas, altosaxophone

CostisChristodoulou, piano

KostasKonstantinou, doublebass

SerafimBellos, drums



"Pragma" (The Thing) is a jazz orchestra founded by Costis Christodoulou, a talented Greek pianist. Although based on swing and blues traditions, To Pragma creates its own original sound, wandering through various music paths and blending meditational soundscapes of flutes and drums with electronic space-like sounds, making for a bright and cheerful atmosphere.

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