PAPHOS MUSIC LOVERS OPEN MEETING – all welcome

Thursday 14 November 4pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available with 25% discount

Reservations: Tel: 99298018, Email: info@paphosmusiclovers.com

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Since its formation in September 2018, Paphos Music Lovers Cultural Association has provided free publicity to over 300 local concerts and organised 45 of its own concerts. With over 50 Volunteers, a Board of 8 and over 5,000 supporters PML aims to improve the cultural life of Paphos and constantly seeks new volunteers with a wide range of skills to help with their valuable and exciting work. Come long to the meeting and learn more of our activities and plans for the future, all welcme.

Directions: From the Harbour car park walk along the left side of the coast road away from the harbour and the venue will be found on the left, just past Captains Bistro, upstairs above an optician’s shop. MARE MARE CAFÉ BAR RESTAURANT, Poseidonos Avenue, Myra Complex, harbour area, Kato Paphos 8008. Tel: 26931987. Email: maremare.cafe@yahoo.com.

JAZZOLOGIA CYPRUS BIG BAND – The World of Jazz

Monday 18 November 8.30pm

Markideion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €15 / €10

Box Office: www.rialto.interticket.com

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

A show retracing the history of jazz in the 20th century, featuring classic pieces from the 30s and onwards, Latin and modern rare tunes by European composers, as well as adaptations of traditional Cypriot songs, arranged by Cypriot composer Aris Antoniades. With the participation of renowned jazz singer Yiorgos Kalopaidis.

The Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band was created in October 2016 by renowned saxophonist George Krasidis. The whole project is a collective, voluntary effort of 19 great musicians with a common characteristic of their love of jazz music and more specifically Jazz Big Band. The repertoire of the Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band consists of historical compositions and orchestrations by the pioneers of Big Band Music but also more contemporary works written for orchestras of this particular type. Also, traditional Cypriot songs will be heard arranged by Cypriot composer / arranger Aris Antoniadis for Jazz big band. In this series of concerts the great singer George Kalopedis is taking part. The Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band has been known for its presence in a number of Festivals and Performances in Cyprus, such as the Cultural Capital of Paphos 2017 Jazz Encounters, the Old Port Jazz Festival 2017, the Jazzologia at Pattice Theater 2018, Faneromeni 2019, the Summer Concerts in Cyprus. Technopolis 20, Paphos et al.

Musicians: Giorgos Krasidis (tenor sax - band director), Achilleas Tomasidis (alto sax), Alexandros Papacharalambous (alto sax), Nicholas Georgiou (alto sax), Marios Papares (tenor sax), Simos Tziakouris (tenor sax), Aris Kyriakides (baritone sax), Elias Ioannou, Michalis Michael, Fedonas Dimitriou, Christos Loizides (trumpet), Nikos Koukouvinos, Burkhard Fischer, Michel Verwer, Igor Babcinetchi (trombone), George Issa (guitar), Nikolas Genethliou (piano), Ioannis Karseras (bass), Marios Gregoriou (drums).

Directions: The theatre is next to the Karavella bus station in the upper town, just off the Polis Road behind the petrol station. MARKIDEION MUNICIPAL THEATRE OF PAPHOS, 27 Andrea Geroudi Street, Paphos. Tel: 26932571.

REUNION TRIO - Jazz evening with Ioannis Vafeas (drums),

Michael Messios (double bass), Charis Ioannou (saxophone)

Friday 22 November 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

As the years are passing by, and after many years of collaboration and friendship, the three experienced and well-known jazz artists, Ioannis Vafeas (drums), Michael Messios (double bass) and Charis Ioannou (saxophone), join forces again in a trio setting with a repertoire that comes from the golden period of jazz - late 40’s through the 60’s. They are all graduates of the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA, with numerous collaborations in CDs, recordings, theatre productions and performances in various venues and festivals in Cyprus and abroad.

Ioannis Vafeas (drums) is a professional drummer and educator. He studied Jazz music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and did his master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the Boston Conservatory. The years that followed found Ioannis busy in the music industry performing, recording and teaching music. He performs regularly in major festivals, concert halls and prestigious jazz clubs all over the world. Vafeas attended festivals and Venues in Germany, Poland, England, Lebanon, Greece, Kuwait, Italy, the U.S, Serbia and shared the stage with great artists and Symphony Orchestras. He has numerous collaborations in cd’s, recordings and theatre productions. Since 2002 Vafeas is teaching Music in public schools. He’s been teaching Jazz Music at private universities in Cyprus since 2009. His credits also include drum seminars on soiling and brush playing in various universities and music schools. In April 2017 he released his first album entitled “Bridge of Locks” with the IOANNOU/VAFEAS quartet. He is the Artistic Director of the non-profit organization A. VAFEA JAZZ Projects. He is endorsing Zildjian Cymbals since 2009. www.ioannisvafeas.com

Michael Messios (double bass) attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA with a scholarship. He studied music composition, and jazz performance. His return in Cyprus found him busy in the music industry as a member in various ensembles. The Petsteppers, Charis Ioannou Trio, Cyprus big band, Tassos Stylianou Trio, where he performs and composes. He has participated in major Jazz Festivals like the Krakow Jazz Festival in Bologna, the Kuwait Jazz Festival, Mitrovica Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Crete Jazz Festival and played in prestigious jazz clubs like the VORTEX in London. In 2013 he created his own band with the name “Michael Messios Symmetry Band” which performs his compositions only. His music is influenced by Contemporary and traditional Jazz and distinguished for its strong melody, harmony, complicated rhythms and motives. Messios is an endorsing artist of the “ASHDOWN AMPS”. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCevNgSXnk0BWFEyozFx3pzw

Charis Ioannou (saxophone) was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1976. In 1997 he was enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied saxophone performance and Jazz Composition. Charis won the Woodwind Achievement Award in the last year of his studies in Boston and in 2001, after graduation, he moved to New York where he stayed for three years. While in New York, Charis earned his Master’s Degree in performance from the New York University and in the meantime performed and taught around the state. Charis left the United States in 2005 and moved back to Cyprus. The return to his homeland country found Charis collaborating with various musicians and appearing in all the major clubs and festivals around Cyprus as well as various venues around the world including performances in Greece, Kuwait, Germany, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, England, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and the U.S.A. Charis has also collaborated with the American Embassy in Cyprus in a Bi-Communal Jazz program called Jazz Futures through which he has appealed all over Cyprus performing alongside the group of Ari Roland and Chris Byars for 6 years during the period 2007-2013. In 2015 he led BopCy, a quartet with all Cypriot musicians and won the 2nd place in the first Greek Jazz Competition held in Athens in the same year and appeared in Syros as part of the International Jazz Day 2015. Charis is currently teaching the saxophone and the jazz idiom at the University of Nicosia as well as making guest faculty appearances in workshops held in Italy, Lebanon and Greece and continuing to perform and record as a leader as well as a sideman in Cyprus and abroad. https://www.facebook.com/charis.ioannou.1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKgwqIoemRQ

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20

TWO FOR THE ROAD: The Chet Baker Project

Katherine Petrou (vocals), Elias Ioannou (trumpet),

George Bizios (guitar), Ioannis Karseras (double bass)

Wednesday 4 December 8.30pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available

Reservations: Tel: 99298018 / 26931987

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Part of the Paphos Music Lovers/Mare Mare First Wednesdays Jazz Series.

The project is based on a quartet with vocals, trumpet, guitar and bass focuses on aspects of the jazz repertoire that have become popular as a result of Chet Baker’s renditions with an emphasis on both his trumpet and singing years. The music is presented in arrangements and orchestrations written by Cypriot guitarist George Bizios with a heavy dose of improvisation. The ensemble strives for diversity of approach on each song in an attempt to offer an interesting musical experience for both the audience and themselves.

Here's a little review Sarah Fenwick wrote for their concert at her jazz club ‘It's not often a jazz singer and a guitar duo comes along who can interpret the depth of feeling Chet Baker brought to his music, so it was a pleasure two enjoy Brussels-based vocalist Kate Petrou and guitarist George Bizios ‘Two for the Road’ performance last night at Sarah's Jazz Club. The duo's fresh song arrangements get it just right, adding their personal influence while keeping enough reference to the originals so the audience could relate to beautiful songs like ‘I Fall in Love Too Easily’. Australian-Cypriot Kate’s soprano voice is pure, mellow and sweet, her delivery is natural and delicate, observing the emotions while exhibiting a strong sense of musicianship in terms of timing, pitch and dynamics. Having studied opera, she can pack a powerful vocal punch if needed and she showed her versatility last night, easily marrying her voice to the jazz genre’s more conversational style. Guitarist George Bizios commits to each note, making the best of it, combining fluid licks with lingering emphasis at key harmonic moments. His playing brings to mind fire and water – liquid solos inter-playing with heart-stopping breaks and a sudden blazing note catching the attention and emotions. Trumpeter Elias Ioannou is always a pleasure to listen to, he is an excellent trumpet player who’s dedicated to jazz and it shows in his playing. Importantly, Elias Ioannou did not follow Chet Baker’s influential trumpeting style of long-drawn out notes played with a mute. He paid tribute in a different way, keeping his own clean-noted runs and dynamic phrasing while bringing a new interpretation to the notes, even when played with a mute.

Directions: From the Harbour car park walk along the left side of the coast road away from the harbour and the venue will be found on the left, just past Captains Bistro, upstairs above an optician’s shop. MARE MARE CAFÉ BAR RESTAURANT, Poseidonos Avenue, Myra Complex, harbour area, Kato Paphos 8008. Tel: 26931987. Email: maremare.cafe@yahoo.com.

PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 5 December 8pm

Phoenix Social Club Paphos

Entrance: Free to members, €2 for non-members

Information: Tel: 26273076 / 99908241. wwwpaphosmusiclovers.com.

Paphos folk night is on the first Thursday of the month and includes folk, world music, light pop and country & western. A sound system is provided and recitations, drum machines and backing tracks are not allowed. Intending performers should pre-book their spots with Phil Willcock. Tel: 99908241. Food is available.

Directions: From the roundabout at Kings Mall take the east exit, opposite Tombs of the Kings road. At the traffic lights by the big church, turn right. At the T junction turn right. The venue will be found one block along on the right, on the corner - THE PHOENIX SOCIAL CLUB, 5 Ikarou Street, Kato Paphos. Tel: 26272524. Email: info@phoenixclubpaphos.com. www.phoenixclubpaphos.com. Facebook: @ThePhoenixSocialClubPafos

DULCIMER DUO Die Gäste

Friday 13 December 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Straight from Belarus, the music duet, Tatiana Sushchenia and Vera Shetska, present a completely different concert at Technopolis 20, playing the Belarusian folk instrument dulcimer. With a sound that suits to the Christmas spirit, the duo will offer a diverse repertoire: classical music, international music, modern music, music from movies covers. Do not miss the opportunity to listen to an instrument that you don’t have the opportunity to listen very often, from two professional virtuoso musicians, winners of International competitions, as well as Laureates of the Special Fund of the President of the Republic of Belarus for the support of talented youth.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.

THE LOUKAS LOUKA JAZZ PIANO TRIO PLAYS CHRISTMAS STANDARDS

Friday 27 December 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Loukas Louka Jazz Piano Trio invite you to a festive concert, to enjoy all the Christmas Standards. In a Christmas jazzy music mood, Loukas Louka (piano), Marios Spyrou (drums) and Ioannis Karseras (bass) promise you a beautiful jazz music evening, a few days before New Year’s Eve.

Directions: Head into town from the Debenhams roundabout and turn right just before the Makarios statue, over the crossroads then right again just past the big white court building, and the venue will be found 200M on the right with parking on the left. TECHNOPOLIS 20 Cultural Centre, 18 Nikolaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20.