2018 Programme

Saturday 25/08/2018

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 Quartds


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.

Sunday 26/08/2018

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

Alex Christidis - Music, drums
Alekos Orfanos - Piano
Kostas Vazouras - Saxophone
Harris Pantazis - Doublebass
Ara Bogosian - Percussion
Penelope Tzanetaki - Voice

The Jazz for Kids project, designed for kidsaged 5 to …105, will be taking us on 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-based Ioannis 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 Spiros Exaras Jim Politis duet

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.

Monday 27/08/2018

21:30 Manos Saridakis solo piano

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 (The Thing) / grecofuturistic jazz

Manos Theodosakis - Trumpet
Takis Paterelis - Tenor saxophone / flute
Dimitris Tsakas - Alto saxophone
Costis Christodoulou - Piano
Kostas Konstantinou - Doublebass
Serafim Bellos - 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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