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.

SAXY CHRISTMAS with the Cyprus Saxophone Quartet

Tuesday 17 December 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Programme includes:

Christmas Jazz Suite arranged by Bill Holcombe

Christmas Jazz Medley arranged by Lennie Niehaus

Yuletide Jazz Suite arranged by Lennie Niehaus

Kalin Esperan Carols from Cyprus by Evagoras Karageorgis, 2018 (world premiere)

Carols from Greece and Cyprus by Savvia Kozakou

Kalanda by Vasileios Filippou (world premiere)

Saxophone mass by Marilena Zlatanou

Four saxophones, four experienced, talented and well-known musicians on the stage of Technopolis 20, for a Christmas concert. The Cyprus Saxophone Quartet that was established in 2016 and has since secured itself in the musical life of the community as the only saxophone quartet in Cyprus, is comprised of Christos Zenios (soprano saxophone), Zaki Vladovich (alto saxophone), Christos Papadopoulos (tenor saxophone) and Yiannis Miralis (baritone saxophone). Do not miss the opportunity to listen to them in a festive programme, with works arranged for five saxophones, along with world premieres. With its purity of sound, extensive dynamic range and homogenous blending, the quartet aspires to promote classical saxophone and chamber music in Cyprus. Its repertoire ranges from classical arrangements, original and standard compositions, as well as arrangements of pop and jazz songs. The Cyprus Saxophone Quartet has appeared in the Cyprus Wine Museum, Famagusta Gate and Technopolis 20 in Paphos, as well as at the Greek Saxophone Festival in Larisa. Its members are renowned performers and educators with active careers in Cyprus and abroad.

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.

PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 2 January 8pm

Phoenix Social Club Paphos

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

Information: Tel: 26273076 / 99908241 / 99553096. www.paphosmusiclovers.com.

Paphos folk night is on the first Thursday of the month and includes folk, blues, 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 or Paul Lowndes Tel: 99553096. 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 and www.facebook.com/paphosfolkclub.

IOANNIS VAFEAS TRIO feat. VASILIS XENOPOULOS

Friday 3 January 8.30pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available

Reservations: Tel: 26931987

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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Vasilis Xenopoulos, the saxophonist, composer and educator, is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation and a genuine representative of straight-ahead jazz. London became his permanent home after graduating with honors from Berklee College of Music in Boston and gradually established himself as one of London’s up and coming jazz saxophonists. He has worked with some of the best musicians of the International Jazz Scene as a band leader, a section leader and as a guest soloist at various projects. In 2009 he formed “The Xtet" and their debut album “Loud City" containing 8 original compositions was released on 33Jazz Records in 2011. Two years later he released his second album “The Wind Machine" under the same label, which gained some fine reviews in the top British media such as The Times and BBC radio 3. In 2017 Nigel Price and Xenopoulos created the XPQ (Xenopoulos/Price Quartet) and recorded their first album under that brand, “Sidekicks" which celebrates some of the most successful guitar/sax pairings in the history of jazz. The Guardian praised him recently for being one of the leading examples of European jazz musicians who live and perform in Britain and bringing his continental element to the jazz scene.

The Ioannis Vafeas Trio's aspiration is, with each member contributing their talent. personality and creativity, each from their specific artistic point of view, to a sound that is a re-embodiment of the original jazz ethos. Vafeas and Messios have a long background together characterized by superb musicianship and brilliant improvisational abilities. 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 monumental talent and energy. Three finer jazz musicians you will not hear and the prospect of their appearing with Xenopoulos is a riveting one. The three artists have been performing at important festivals and concert halls in their homeland and around the world for many years.

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.

TRIBUTE TO JUDY GARLAND by the Steppin’ Out Jazz Trio

Thursday 9 January 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12 Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Iconic singer and actress Judy Garland had a varied career that began in vaudeville and extended into movies, records, radio, television, and personal appearances. She is best remembered as the big-voiced star of a series of movie musicals, particularly The Wizard of Oz, in which she sang her signature song, "Over the Rainbow." But unlike most other film stars of her era, she also maintained a career as a recording artist, and after her movie-making days were largely over, she was able to transfer her stardom to performing and recording. The core of her significance as an artist remains her amazing voice and emotional commitment to her songs.

Join the Steppin’ Out Jazz Trio featuring Alice Ayvazian (voice), Dimitris Miaris (piano) and Costas Challoumas (double bass) as we celebrate Judy Garland’s remarkable musical repertoire, particularly from the world of jazz!

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.