2016 Programme

Friday 26/08/2016

21:30 – Aggeliki Toubanaki duo

  • Aggeliki Toubanaki : Voice
  • Nikolas Anadolis: piano

Aggeliki Toubanaki is a multitask vocalist. Since 2007 her interests, revolve around jazz, folk scales and rhythms as much as exploration of vocal improvisation and extended sounds techniques. In 2008 she creates the project «Aggeliki Toubanaki & the Buzz Bastardz» (global Balkan Bastard jazz) and in March of 2015, she released her debut album (Greece, New York) with original compositions and selected cover in seven different languages. Nowadays, she also presents the “Voice project Jazztronica & Drums” with the drummer Ilias Doumanis. She comes at the 8th Jazz on Tinos with Nikolas Anadolis, excellent new pianist, recipient of the Martial Solal prize at the age of 19 years old.

23:00 - Los Tre

  • angelos angelides: guitar
  • vassilis papastamopoulos: bass
  • leandros fratnik: drums

Los Tre is a funk-jazz oriented trio from Athens, Greece, formed in 2012, mainly influenced by North Africans and Near East compositions and music culture. Los Tre music spans across a vast region, from Morocco to Iran.They have been performing in various venues in Athens and gigs all around the country, ever since.The band consists of Angelos Angelides (electric guitar), Vassilis Papastamopoulos (electric bass) and Leandros Fratnik (drums). Their debut self-titled album "Los Tre" released on June 2014 and the second on October 2015 titled "How To Charm Women". Both albums include original compositions.

Saturday 27/08/2016

21:30 - Julia Hülsmann trio

  • Julia Hülsmann, Piano
  • Marc Muellbauer: Bass
  • Heinrich Köbberling: Drums

It would be hard to imagine German jazz without Julia Hülsmann and her trio, who for 17 years now have never failed to impress, and have helped shape contemporary jazz in their country and beyond. Pianist Hülsmann’s trio, which also includes bass player Marc Muellbauer and drummer Heinrich Köbberling, possess a fascinatingly wide range of musical expression, yet their style remains distinctive: essential, condensed but at the same time wonderfully open. Three years after the overwhelming success of their album “The End of a Summer” (ECM, 2008), the trio released their album “Imprint“ (ECM, 2011) which set the trio’s musical character and features great intensity and explicitness. In 2013, the trio, perfectly attuned to one another after numerous concerts in Germany and throughout Europe, issued their album “In Full View“ (ECM, 2013) with the participation of trumpeter, flugelhornist and composer Tom Arthurs. Their latest album was released in 2015 under the title “Julia Hülsmann Quartet w/ Theo Bleckmann ‘A Clear Midnight – Kurt Weill and America’” (ECM, 2015). Julia Hülsmann is also the winner of the SWR JAZZPREIS 2016. http://juliahuelsmann.de/

Sunday 28/08/2016

21:30 - Blue Note Organ Trio

  • Michael Papadopoulos: guitar
  • Leonardo Corradi: hammond organ
  • Sera Bellos: drums

The Blue Note Organ Trio is a musical project founded by guitarist Michael Papadopoulos in September 2015. The project is a homage to the legendary record label Blue Note Records, which in the 50’s and 60’s (especially between 1952 and 1965) released some of the most classic albums in the history of jazz. The Blue Note name, in this particular period, is strongly associated with sophisticated aesthetics, great attention to detail, and high quality in every respect: from the leading musicians the label worked with, the signature “warm” sound achieved by recording engineer Rudy Van Gelder in every recording, to the iconic album covers created by graphic designer Reid Miles and which are considered to be as influential in the world of graphic design as the music within is in the world of jazz. Organist Leonardo Corradi comes from Italy and is considered by many to be a musical prodigy, as he has been voted Italy’s Best Hammond Player, at the age of 18, by the illustrious Italian jazz magazine JAZZiT. Today, 6 years after receiving that distinction, he is an in-demand player who is constantly touring the world with important musicians, such as trombonist Fred Wesley or guitarist Ulf Wakenius. His playing often gets compared to that of two giants of the Hammond organ, Jimmy Smith and Joey DeFrancesco. He lives in Rome (when not on tour). Guitarist and bandleader Michael Papadopoulos is a musician dedicated to studying, preserving, and promoting the jazz tradition; especially bebop and hard bop. Even though he plays guitar, his main influences are horn and piano players, such as Charlie Parker, Sonny Stitt, Dexter Gordon, Hank Mobley, Pepper Adams, Lee Morgan, Donald Byrd, Bud Powell, Barry Harris, Sonny Clark, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Hampton Hawes, and many others. He comes from Greece but nowadays he divides his time between Athens, Greece, and Zurich, Switzerland. Sera Bellos is one of Greece’s busiest and most well-known jazz drummers. He is highly regarded for his versatility, technique, musical taste, and, of course, swing. He is equally at home with bebop, latin jazz, funk, and reggae, even though playing straight-ahead jazz is what he loves most. He lives in Athens and plays with many different bands, teaches both privately and at several music schools, and leads the oldest and most important weekly jam session in the city. The trio’s repertoire includes compositions by Sonny Clark, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Horace Silver, Duke Pearson and many others, and it is continuously expanded both with well-known classics and, perhaps more importantly, forgotten gems.

23:00 - George Kontrafouris Trio

  • Giorgos Kontrafouris: piano
  • Ntinos Manos: double bass
  • Panagiotis Kostopoulos: drums

With his impressive discography and countless partnerships, Jazz on Tinos’ artistic director Giorgos Kontrafouris, is a leading Greek jazz pianist and a prominent name on the international jazz circuit. In this year’s festival, he will be performing in Trio with Ntinos Manos (double bass) and Panagiotis Kostopoulos (drums).

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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