PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 6 June 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

 

GARDEN OPENING - Ioannis Vafeas Trio feat. Dimitris Papadopoulos

Summer Jazz Music Concert Series

Sunday 9 June 8.30pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Three important musicians of the Cyprus Jazz Scene, the bassist Michael Messios, the pianist Christos Yerolatsitis and the drummer Ioannis Vafeas unite forces to form Ioannis Vafeas Trio. Their aspiration is to add- each one from his artistic point of view-their personality and talent by bringing sound of the original face of jazz music today. Vafeas and Messios have a long background together characterized by superb musicianship and creativity. Their common understanding and connection – on and off the stage – enables them to easily interact and bring their enthusiasm to their audience. The young and talented jazz pianist Christos Yerolatsitis who just returned to Cyprus from the Netherlands, completes the trio with his talent and energy. The three artists have been performing at important festivals and concert halls in their homeland and around the world for many years. This time, the meet the Greek trumpet soloist Dimitris Papadopoulos on stage and they are promising an exciting, interesting and full of energy and talent night. Dimitris Papadopoulos is a member of the Athens Big Band and one of the most active members of the Greek Jazz Scene.

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

Christos Yerolatsitis (piano) is a Cypriot pianist, keyboardist and composer. With an interest in various music genres, Christos’s music can be characterised as colourful, intuitive and diverse. Christos moved to The Netherlands in 2008 where he lived for 9 years. Soon after his arrival he got into the Dutch jazz scene and performed all around the country with well-known artists, such as Benjamin Herman, John Ruocco, Simon Rigter, Ben van den Dungen, Ben Van Gelder and others. In 2016 he appeared in the biggest theatres of the country with the “Eef van Breen Group” in cooperation with the extremely successful theatre production “Borgen”. In 2017 he moved to Mumbai where he got employed as the head of the Piano department of the True School of Music, one of India’s biggest music schools. During his stay in India, Christos has performed with many bands in music festivals and jazz clubs and shared the stage with names such as Ranjit Barot (John Maclaughlin’s drummer) and Erik Truffaz (trumpet) as well as Indian Carnatic musicians like Sabir Khan (Indian Sarangi player) and Bangalore Amrit (Indian Khanjira). Christos is currently based in Cyprus working with various International bands as a leader and a sideman. https://trueschool.in/people/christos-yerolatsitis-copy/ Dimitris Papadopoulos (trumpet) is a fabulous Greek trumpet soloist. He is a member of the Athens Big Band and one of the most active members of the Greek Jazz Scene. He graduated from the Athens Conservatory where he’s been teaching Jazz Trumpet since 2013. He counts numerous and very important collaborations with jazz musicians all over the world and participated at many recordings covering all the genres of Jazz. Some of his collaborations in Greece are with Dimitris Kalantzis, Sami Amiris, Takis Paterelis, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Tony Lakatos, Dimos Dimitriadis, Giannis Apatriantafyllou, Giorgos Trantalidis, Nikos Kapilidis, Love Affair Big Band, Latin All Stars Del Palenque, Bellevue Cadillac, Kostas Konstantinou, Athens Jazz Legacy Quintet and many more.

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 Nikilaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20

 

MOOD INDIGO - New York Sessions

Summer Jazz Music Concert Series

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Wednesday 19 June 8.30pm

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Mood Indigo are back from New York, presenting a new repertoire inspired by the energy and music of New York City. After performing at various clubs in Manhattan with many great musicians, Mood Indigo are excited to share their experiences with the audience in Cyprus, including Paphos. Enjoy one of the most original, vintage jazz bands on the island, for one night only at the garden. Their repertoire will take you on a journey in times of old, a long gone era of classic swing, performed in unique arrangements. Beautiful songs composed by the likes of Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Duke Ellington, and songs sung by Billie Holiday, Anita O'day, Sarah Vaughan and others. Join Mood Indigo for their own interpretation of this exquisite music: Irene Day (voice), Greg Makamian (double bass), Marios Toumbas (piano), Ioannis Vafeas (drums).

Irene Day Athanasiou (vocals) is a jazz singer, composer and band leader. She has performed next to Jazz master Freddy Redd, and with musicians such as; Chris Byars, Pasquale Grasso, Ari Roland, Vahag Hayapertian, Phil Stewart, Charis Ioannou, Marios Toumbas, Stefano Doglioni, and Ioannis Vafeas. After living in Toronto for 21 years, Irene Day moved to Cyprus and created Mood Indigo. In 2018 Mood Indigo opened the Dusseldorf jazz rally festival in Germany as the band of honor. Irene was interviewed on WDR news and Inge Hufschlag - A journalist, described Irene as “Coming from the island of Gods, she is other worldly, and touches hearts like Audrey Hepburn.” In 2017 she released her own personal album entitled “Journey out of Slumber.” with arrangements by Chris Byars. Internationally, Irene Day has performed in USA, Canada, Germany, Armenia and other countries, at various Jazz Festivals & clubs. In 2019 she lived in New York City and performed at clubs in the city. Over the years she has attended the Chris Byars and Ari Roland seminars, the Barry Harris jazz workshops, and the Marion Cowings vocal workshop at Smalls Jazz club. Irene holds a BA in classical voice performance and has studied under Annie Ross, Marion Cowings, and Ian Garrete.

Greg Makamian (double bass) has performed next to Jazz master Freddie Redd at Smalls Jazz Club (NYC), and with musicians such as Chris Byars, Grant Stewart, Pasquale Grasso, Vahag Hayrapetyan, Charis Ioannou, Alexia Vassiliou, Pete & Will Anderson, Felix Lemerle, Pete Van Nostrand, Phil Stewart, Zaid Nasser, Kevin Blanqc. He has performed in USA, Canada, Germany, Armenia, Greece at various clubs and festivals (Smalls Jazz Club, Mezzrow, Fat Cat, Swing 46, Technopolis Jazz Festival, Cafesjian Arts Centre, Dusseldorf Jazz Rally etc). In 2019, Greg lived in New York City, performing at clubs in the city. Over the years, he has attended the Chris Byars & Ari Roland Jazz seminars, the Barry Harris Jazz workshops, and has attended various Double Bass master classes. He holds a BA in Jazz performance. Makamian created Mood Indigo along with singer Irene Day. The band is one of the most active bands on the island. In 2017 Mood Indigo represented Cyprus at the 26th Dusseldorf Jazz Rally in Germany with great success and very good reviews. Marios Toumbas (piano) has a Bachelor of Music, Cum Laude, in Music Synthesis (Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts) and a Master of Music with Honors in Jazz Studies (New England Conservatory of music, Boston Massachusetts). He was a student of internationally renowned jazz educator Charlie Banacos and famous jazz pianist Danilo Perez. He has performed all over the world with famous jazz musicians such as electric bassist Anthony Jackson, saxophonist Tony Lakatos and guitarists Jeff Richmond and Brett Garsed. He has also performed at international Jazz Festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally in Germany. Concert venues include the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sun City Music Hall in Johannesburg and Megaron Mousikis in Athens, Greece. He has been an instructor of jazz music at European University Cyprus since 2009. He is also a teacher of the international Association Jazz Education Abroad which teaches Jazz all over the world.

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

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 Nikilaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20

 

IAN G TRIO

Friday 21 June 8pm

Kissonerga Amphitheatre Paphos

Free Entrance, donations to support local arts projects welcome. There is no on-site bar but Julies Bar is just around the corner! Part of Summer Sounds organised by Paphos Music Lovers.

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of Summer Sounds organised by Paphos Music Lovers.

The Ian G Trio will perform Jazz/Bossa Nova, Jazz/Funk and Blues, covering songs by artistes including Sonny Rollins, Al Jarreau, Sting, Jazz Crusaders, Tony Bennett, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, George Benson, Billy Taylor and Bobby Hebb. Songs featured include: St Thomas/I Got Rhythm, Roof Garden, Body and Soul, Georgia On My Mind, Moondance, This Masquerade, Englishman In New York, Sir Duke, Sunny, Soul Shadows. I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free.

Directions: The venue will be found next to the Kissonerga Community Council offices, which are located just off the central point, near Julies Bar, turn in at the Pharmacy.

 

PAPHOS BIG BAND - MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Saturday 22 June 7pm

Darcy’s Pegeia Paphos

Tickets: €25 including dinner at 7pm and concert at 8.30pm, plus DJ Moses. Raffle in aid of Paphos Kidney Association.

Box Office: Tel: 99136289

Ticket Outlets: Darcy's, Carmine’s Pegeia, Computer SOS Chlorakas

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Part of Summer Sounds organised by Paphos Music Lovers.

The Paphos Big Band was formed in 2016 by David Locke under the musical direction of George Morfitis to recreate the fabulous big band sounds of the 1940’s. Big band music was inspired by the great Duke Ellington Band and developed during that flourishingly creative era of song writing by many others. Woody Herman, Count Basie, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Buddy Rich, Stan Kenton and many more and of course, the legendary Glenn Miller.

The songs written during that era, many of them for Broadway stage shows and Hollywood films, have been encapsulated in what has come to be called The Great American Song Book written by legendary songsmiths, the likes of Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Irving Berlin Richard Rogers etc. Such was the quality of the writing that many of the songs were taken up by jazz musicians and became what are now called Standards for that genre.

Our programme will include some of the songs from great movies of the past: there have been so many over the years. The band have included selections from a wide spectrum of music including West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Grease, Blues Brothers, Pink Panther, James Bond as well as doffing our cap to Basie, Miller and Ellington on the way. The 18-piece band with (five saxes, four trumpets, four trombones piano, bass, guitar and drums supporting our vocalists) will provide an insight into a fabulous period of musical creation. The band members combine young and old from student to veteran and cross international boundaries from UK to Cyprus via Ireland Chile and Greece all playing together to make a great evening of legendary music.

Directions: On the main road from Pegeia towards Agios Georgios. DARCY’S RESTAURANT & LOUNGE, St Georges Avenue, Pegeia. Tel: 26936926. Email: darcys2018@gmail.com, Facebook: @donaldcyp.

JAZZ THE 3 OF US

Summer Jazz Music Concert Series

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Friday 28 June 8.30pm

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The music trio Jazz The 3 Of Us had their first performance last summer at Technopolis 20 stage, a successful event that left the best impressions. This summer they return for one more concert. The band features the deep friendship between the three musicians, Loukas Louka on the keys, Stefanos Pontos on the bass and guitar, and Philipp Psillides on the drums. They have been active in the Cypriot jazz scene during the last 10 years and have had many performances as members of various other jazz ensembles in various music scenes around Cyprus. Their repertoire includes well-known Jazz standards, mainly in swing and bossa nova, but also lesser known tracks in Jazz Rock, Latin and Funk styles. A main characteristic of this trio, in addition to the well-known experimentation with melody and rhythm in jazz improvisation, is also the experimentation with different combinations of instruments and sounds on keys, such as the combination of the organ, the guitar and the drums without the bass.

Loukas Louka (piano) is a Cypriot pianist and music teacher. He started studying classical piano from the age of 8. At the age of 22, he begun studying jazz piano with Cypriot jazz pianist Marios Toumbas and later he had lessons on jazz improvisation with Cypriot jazz guitarist Giannos Savvides. He participated for about 2 years in the Jazz Ensembles of the European University under the instruction of Marios Toumbas and also attended the “Jazz Futures” workshops that took place in Nicosia from 2008 until 2011, under the instruction of great jazz musicians from New York, such as Sacha Perry, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Ari Roland and Chris Byars. In 2012, he succeeded taking the ALCM diploma in Jazz Piano of London College of Music. Since then, he has performed as a member in several jazz combos during various events in Cyprus. Loukas is currently teaching music in elementary schools and also performing jazz music in several jazz venues all around Cyprus.

Philipp Psillides (drums) is a Cypriot professional drummer and instructor. He studied Jazz through the “Jazz Futures,” a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy, were he had the opportunity to play with and learn Jazz from New York musicians. By the age of 21 he was offered a scholarship at the University of Nicosia, were he majored in Jazz Performance-Drums. After graduating on 2014 Philipp travelled to New York where he took lessons from the well-known drummer Jean-Pierre Bouvet (JP Bouvet). Philipp currently lives in Cyprus and works as instructor in the private school “American International,” in the music academy “Musicopolis” and in the private school “Falcon”. He has also been playing different styles of music, such as jazz and latin, with numerous bands around Cyprus.

Stefanos Pontos (bass) is a musician and sound engineer from Cyprus. He studied jazz guitar at the European University of Nicosia and since then has worked with various jazz artists of the island. After his graduation he studied jazz improvisation for another three years with John Savvides. He later moved to the United Kingdom to study Sound engineering and Tour Management. After gaining his diploma he worked for various PA companies and bands on music events and festivals in the UK and abroad. He was one of the in-house sound engineers at BIMM (British Institute of Modern Music) in Brighton, where he also taught Basic Recording Skills. He was the sound engineer on the weekly masterclasses where he worked with a lot of guest artists like Morris Pleasure, Jennifer Batten, Guthrie Govan, Sid Wilson, Adam Wakeman, Remi Kabaka.

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 Nikilaou Nikolaidi Avenue, 8010 Paphos. Tel: 70002420. www.technopolis20.com. Facebook: @technopolis20