2014 Programme

Thursday 28/08/2014

21:30 - Flying Jazz

  • Stefanos Andreadis, guitar
  • Dimos Dimitriadis, saxophones
  • Yiannis Papadopoulos, hammond organ
  • Alexandros-Drakos Ktistakis, drums

Guitarist and composer Stefanos Andreadis was born in Athens, where he studied guitar, harmony, counterpoint, fugue, jazz improvisation, Byzantine theory and composition. He took a masters in musical arts in 2002 and a doctorate (DMA) in composition in 2005 under Dr. Nicholas Sackman. As a jazz guitarist, he has performed with numerous leading musicians and been involved in many concerts, and international festivals, as well as recordings for radio and TV programs. He was awarded the Hallward prize for Composition in 2003 (UK) for his work entitled Nemesis; the same year, he made it to the finals of the Auros International Competition (USA). Stefanos Andreadis has been appointed artistic director of the Ionian Conservatory. His latest album, which was released recently by FM records under the title “Flying Jazz” has been receiving outstanding reviews both by critics and the audience.

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23:00 - Tamuz Nissim

  • Tamuz Nissim, vocals
  • Giorgos Nazos, guitar
  • George Polychronakos, drums
  • Vassilis Stefanopoulos, bass

Jazz singer, songwriter and pianist Tamuz Nissim from Tel Aviv (Israel) started her musical education at an early age with classical piano. At 14, she moved to singing jazz in the music department of her High school. She was soon recognized as one of the most promising voices of the vibrant Israeli Jazz scene; which awarded her a scholarship from the American Israeli Foundation She moved to Europe in 2007 to study at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague (NL), where she took a Bachelor degree in Performing Arts.

With her warm soulful voice, mesmerizing stage presence and virtuosic improvisation skills, Tamuz performs in numerous Jazz venues and festivals around Israel and Europe, both as a band leader and as a guest artist in different projects. She composes and arranges her band’s repertoire, combining original music, pop and Jazz. Her debut CD "The Music Stays in a Dream" (released in 2013) has received outstanding reviews.

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Friday 29/08/2014

21:30 - The WonderFall Quartet

  • Irini Konstantinidis, vocals
  • Yiannis Papadopoulos, piano
  • Thanos Hatzianagnostou, drums
  • Dinos Manos, bass

In its fourth year on the Greek jazz scene, the quartet made its debut in 2011 with a first album composed by drummer Thanos Hatzianagnostou with lyrics written by jazz vocalist Irini Konstantinidi.. In 2013 the song-writing duo and founders of the band decided to give a fresh orientation to the quartet, by working with two very young and promising jazz musicians: pianist Yiannis Papadopoulos and upright bass player Konstantinos Manos. The new Wonderfall Quartet recorded their second album «Horizon» in November 2013 (released April 15th, 2014). Atmospheric sound, powerful improvisations, lyricism and outbursts of energy are the components of the quartet's musical identity.

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23:00 - Momo Trio

  • George Dousis, piano
  • Paraskevas Kitsos, d.bass
  • Nikos Kassavetis: drums

“Momo Trio” is an extraordinary ensemble formed by exquisite musicians. The trio performs unique compositions with personal flair and great musical talent. “Momo Trio”’s music reflects a dynamic approach of sound. Their well-crafted techniques resonate with utter simplicity, profound clarity, though with immense sensitivity, explosiveness and imagination. Truly, they are an extraordinary trio of musicians with a unique musical perspective.

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Saturday 30/08/2014


  • Pantelis Benetatos

Pantelis Benetatos has been playing jazz piano for the last 15 years and has worked with many leading musicians both from Greece (George Trantallidis, George Phillipidis, George Fakanas, Vassilis Rakopoulos) and abroad (Ralph Peterson, Bobby Watson, Chuck Berry, Trilok Gurtu, David Lynch, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Griffin, and Tony Remy to name but a few), taking part in festivals and music venues all over Greece. He has been a recurrent member of the following well-known Greek Jazz Bands: George Trantallidis Quintet, Jazz Workshop, Mode Plagal, Takis Barberis Quintet, New Edition and many more. He has also been teaching jazz piano at Philippos Nakas’ Conservatory in Athens since 1994. At Jazz on Tinos 2014, he will be featuring compositions by Markos Alexiou as a solo pianist.

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22:15 - InDuologue

  • Alexandra Lerta: Voice
  • Vasilis Stefanopoulos: Double Bass

”InDuologue” is a Voice and Double Bass dialogue that introduces you to an acoustic kind of jazz. The two interpreters blend their sounds in a distinctive, intimate way that makes their music feel as if it were directed to each listener personally. They give well-known standards such as Blue Skies, Tin Τin Deo, Bye Βye Βlackbird their very own, truly original interpretation, providing a sense of calmness and familiarity.

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23:30 - Timo Lassy – George Kontrafouris Duet

  • Timo Lassy, saxophone
  • George Kontrafouris, piano

With his impressive discography and countless partnerships, Jazz on Tinos’ artistic director Giorgos Kontrafouris, is a leading Greek jazz pianist and a prominant name on the international jazz circuit. In this year’s festival, he will be performing in duet with Timo Lassy, one of Finland’s front-line jazz artists. Lassy was recently noted as a rising star by Downbeat (the bible of jazz). His latest album, ”In With Lassy”, is a relaxed effort in the vein of the classic “cooking session” tradition of modern jazz.

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2018 Programme


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.


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

Alex Christidis: music, drums

ΑλέκοςΟρφανός: piano

ΚώσταςΒαζούρας: saxophone


ΆραΜπογοσιάν: percussion


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.


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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