TODAY IN PAPHOS - FRIDAY 17 JANUARY

MANTILIN OLOMETAXON – SILKY SCARF

Evagoras Karageorgis (lute) & Pavlina Constantopoulou (guitar)

Friday 17 January 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The idea started in the Kafenio Valitsa in Nicosia, where Evagoras Karageorgis and Pavlina Konstantopoulou started presenting works of Evagoras. Then, carving out old tunes and notes, they expanded their musical map to other musical wanderings. Therefore, in this musical performance, the duet will be playing music and songs made out of silk scarves, music and songs that were made in the old way of thinking but sound fresh in our ears. We will hear songs we loved and you loved, songs that travelled us and travelled you through time: the present, the past and the future.

Evagoras Karageorgis (lute) composer, music teacher, lute player was born in Paphos Cyprus, in 1957. He studied music at the Aaron Copland School of Music (City University of New York) with Allen Brings and Leo Kraft (1982-1988) - B.A. in Music and M.A. in Music Composition. During 1988-89, he continued postgraduate studies at N.Y.U., studying composition with the Menahem Zur and Philosophy of the Arts with David Echer, Ethnomusicology and Electronic Music. Since 1989, he is working as music teacher for the Public Schools of Cyprus. He composed music for all major theater companies of Cyprus (THOC, ETHAL, Satiricon, THEPAC, ENA) working on a vast variety of theatrical productions. In parallel, he worked with the CBS TV, writing music for various film series and documentaries. His musical compositions cover a vast spectrum of styles: Art songs, music for theater and TV, music for small or chamber ensembles, symphonic music, electronic music, music concrete and other more experimental works. So far, he published various recordings with his music and cycles of songs based on dialectic poets of Cyprus as well as on neo-hellenic poetry. For the last 30 years he has been giving performances with his own works in Cyprus, Greece, Crete, Germany, France, England, Italy, Albania, Slovakia and Czech Republic.

Pavlina Constantopoulou (guitar) was born in Nicosia in 1982. She studied Musicology at the Music department of the Athens University. She holds a Degree in Guitar from Trinity College of London and also an 8th Grade in Piano Performance and Theory of Music. In Greece, she studied Polyphonic Eperotic Song at the Phivos Anoyianakis Museum of Popular Instruments. She was a member of the polyphonic ensemble Haonia and gave a lot of concerts all over Greece. For a decade she lived in Athens as a musician, song writer, singer, performer and guitar and theory teacher. Many times, she represented Cyprus in European and International Festivals abroad (England, France, Germany, Luxemburg, Belgium, Spain, Serbia, Slovakia, Check). She worked with a lot of musicians and composers (M. Christodoulides, E. Karageorgis, St. Kypreou, V. Lekkas, E. Liougos, Al. Kayialoglou, D. Demosthenous, A. Georgiou, Orchestra of Colours, E. Vamvakousis, S. Houvartas, L. Moumtzis, D. Constantopoulos, The handmade Band, Travmaties Kanape). She is participating in 11 CD publications with her own songs and performances. Today, she lives and works in Cyprus as guitar and theory teacher, while teaching and directing the Polyphonic Ensemble «Eidekanou» in Eperotic and South-Italian polyphonic song singing. She often gives concerts as a solo artist and also collaborates with various musicians and bands.

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.

SOUNDTRACKS FROM OLD MOVIES AND MUSICALS

Katherine Petrou (vocals), George Bizios (guitar)

Elias Ioannou (trumpet)

Wednesday 22 January 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Once upon a time is the name of the new project of the ensemble Two for the Road, based on a carefully selected list of well-known soundtracks from old movies and musicals, such as Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), The Sound of Music (1965) and more. The group aims to revisit that historical repertoire and bring it back to life in original arrangements for trumpet, vocals and guitar. Travel back in time, with some beautiful and well-known music.

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.

TALKING JAZZ with JAZZ TRIAD

Wednesday 29 January 8pm

Louis Ivi Mare Hotel Paphos

Free Entrance

Reservations: Tel: 26913555

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The band plays jazz standards and some of their own original fusion jazz compositions with Tasos Gkoumas (guitar), Vasilis Prasodas (bass) and Rafael Kyriakides (drums). They are currently recording their new CD due for release in the Spring of 2020.

Tasos Gkoumas (guitar) was born in 1965 and is a Greek jazz fusion guitarist and composer with three released studio albums. He started playing guitar at age nine, he played with his own progressive rock band Rejoyce at the age of sixteen in small clubs and festivals. Aged twenty, he started performing with famous Greek singers whilst at the same time studied jazz and fusion music which he found more interesting. Now he plays with Jazz Triad and is also involved in other side projects.

Rafael Kyriakides (drums) is the first Cypriot drummer to achieve the certificate Awarding The Contemporary Art Of London, RSL Level 3 Certificate Popular Music Performance and the Diploma in Music Performance DipRSL(Perf) at level 4. In 2018 he completed the curriculum at the Conservatory Of Neapolis Sikeon in Thessaloniki Greece. Rafael has been a member of various jazz, pop and rock bands as well as performing as a session drummer with many singers from Cyprus and Greece. He is a drum teacher and coach for the RSL exams of London and also teaches online around the world via Skype. In Cyprus he is the owner of the Art of Tempo School.

Vasilis Prasodas (bass) is from Alexandroupoli Greece and performs as a session bass guitar player with many Greek many singers. He also teaches bass guitar.

Directions: The hotel is located on the coastal side of the Poseidonos Road coastal hotel strip towards Geroskipou, just before the mini roundabout, between the Leonardo Cypria Bay Hotel and the Aquamare Hotel. LOUIS IVI MARE HOTEL, 12 Theas Afroditis Avenue, 8204, Geroskipou, Paphos. Tel: 26913555. Email: ivimare@louishotels.com.

PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 6 February 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.

DANNY SAX

Friday 7 February 7pm

Carpe Diem Lounge Paphos

Tickets: €18 including a 3-course meal

Box Office: Tel: 26911005

Ticket Outlet: Carpe Diem Paphos

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Danny Sax sings Sinatra style and plays saxophone. Danny will treat us to the soothing and mesmerising sounds of the saxophone. Relax and enjoy a 3-course meal, in our warm ambiance.

Directions: The venue will be found a little way down from Tremithousa crossroads on the Polis road out of Paphos. CARPE DIEM LOUNGE, 111 Mesogi Road, Paphos. Tel: 26911005. Email: info@carpediemcyprus.com. www.carpediemcyprus.com.

WHAT IS THIS THING CALLED LOVE?

with Sotiris, Evagoras and Demetris Karageorgis

Friday 7 February 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Love is an eternal matter, a problem/question that has no end. Anyone who has fallen in love may have suffered but has conquered the kingdom of heaven, says an old saying, because love is the most beautiful gift given to man. Many composers, singers and songwriters praised love, through romantic, painful, happy, sad but also tragic songs. The tenderness of love, its madness, its frustration, its power, its endurance, its refusal but also the giving of love, are some of the issues raised through the Greek songs that will be presented Sotiris, Evagoras and Demetris Karageorgis.

According to George Sand, “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved”, and yet, Theodoros Papadopoulos's song overrides this important and right saying, with, “To love and not to be loved...”. In the extraordinarily melodic song of T. Morakis and G. Fermanoglou, “What is this thing called love?” love becomes laughter, tears, sunshine, rain... or even, in the lyrical zeibekiko, “Love that you became” by Hadjidakis and M. Kakoyiannis, love becomes murder, it becomes a double-edged knife. Timeless songs that each refer to love in their own way. Sometimes romantic, sometimes sweet, sometimes frustrating or even tragic.

The brothers Sotiris, Evagoras and Demetris Karageorgis are well known musicians and create music for more than 40 years. Born in the village of Tsada – Paphos, began very early to play music and various instruments (bouzouki, guitar, piano, lute, Cretan lyre etc.). Sotiris and Evagoras pursued music studies in Greece and N. York respectively, and have a full-time career as musicians and music educators, while Demetris studying engineering and computers, holds a computer teaching position but, at the same time, keeps a very active and close relationship to music. Karageorgis brothers are musically very productive in Cyprus, often write their own songs and music, give many concerts as a group while also playing with various orchestras, musicians and bands around the island.

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.

TALKING JAZZ with JAZZ TRIAD

Wednesday 12 February 8pm

Louis Ivi Mare Hotel Paphos

Free Entrance

Reservations: Tel: 26913555

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The band plays jazz standards and some of their own original fusion jazz compositions with Tasos Gkoumas (guitar), Vasilis Prasodas (bass) and Rafael Kyriakides (drums). They are currently recording their new CD due for release in the Spring of 2020.

Tasos Gkoumas (guitar) was born in 1965 and is a Greek jazz fusion guitarist and composer with three released studio albums. He started playing guitar at age nine, he played with his own progressive rock band Rejoyce at the age of sixteen in small clubs and festivals. Aged twenty, he started performing with famous Greek singers whilst at the same time studied jazz and fusion music which he found more interesting. Now he plays with Jazz Triad and is also involved in other side projects.

Rafael Kyriakides (drums) is the first Cypriot drummer to achieve the certificate Awarding The Contemporary Art Of London, RSL Level 3 Certificate Popular Music Performance and the Diploma in Music Performance DipRSL(Perf) at level 4. In 2018 he completed the curriculum at the Conservatory Of Neapolis Sikeon in Thessaloniki Greece. Rafael has been a member of various jazz, pop and rock bands as well as performing as a session drummer with many singers from Cyprus and Greece. He is a drum teacher and coach for the RSL exams of London and also teaches online around the world via Skype. In Cyprus he is the owner of the Art of Tempo School.

Vasilis Prasodas (bass) is from Alexandroupoli Greece and performs as a session bass guitar player with many Greek many singers. He also teaches bass guitar.

Directions: The hotel is located on the coastal side of the Poseidonos Road coastal hotel strip towards Geroskipou, just before the mini roundabout, between the Leonardo Cypria Bay Hotel and the Aquamare Hotel. LOUIS IVI MARE HOTEL, 12 Theas Afroditis Avenue, 8204, Geroskipou, Paphos. Tel: 26913555. Email: ivimare@louishotels.com.

I VAFEAS feat. DANIELE GORGONE

Thursday 13 February 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The well-known jazz musicians, Ioannis Vafeas (drums) and Michael Messios (double bass) meet the Italian pianist and composer Daniele Gorgone who will be in Cyprus for the first time. The artist counts numerous performances with important jazz artists all over Europe and the US. Daniele, an energetic and brilliant pianist born in 1977, is among the jazz musicians who most care about the sense of tradition and American jazz culture in Italy. Given the predominantly swing, blues, gospel language that characterizes his pianism, he had the opportunity to collaborate with several international jazz stars both at the record level and by participating in tours in Italy and abroad.

Daniele Gorgone (piano) was trained through various seminars and courses with Italian (Dado Moroni, Riccardo Zegna, Stefano Bollani) and American (Barry Harris, Norman Simmons, David Hazeltine) teachers. Given the predominantly swing, blues, gospel language that characterizes his pianism, he had the opportunity to collaborate with several international jazz stars both at the record level and by participating in tours in Italy and abroad. Among the musicians with whom he collaborated: Jason Marsalis, Garrison Fewell, Joe Lee Wilson, Bucky Pizzarelli, Andy Gravish, Rachel Gould, Claudio Chiara, Fabrizio Bosso, Patrice Soler, Max Ionata, Mattia Cigalini, Emanuele Cisi, Marlene Verplank, Marco Panascia , Jesse Davis, Joahnnes Faber, Scott Hamilton, John Davis, Tino Tracanna, Grant Stewart, Luciano Milanese, Flavio Boltro, David Schnitter, Dave Glasser, Peter King, Tom Kirkpatrick, Perico Sambeat, Joe Cohn, Jim Rotondi, Stjepko Gut, Deborah Carter, Carlo Atti, Battista Lena, David Pastor. Countries and festivals in which he has played: France, Switzerland, USA, Ireland, Germany, Slovenia, Montopoli Jazz Festival (PI), Piacenza Jazz festival (PC), Gallarate Jazz Festival (MI), Villa Imperiale Jazz (GE), Beat Onto (BA), Sile jazz (TR), Fermo Jazz Festival (FE), Francavilla Jazz (BR), Peperoncino jazz festival (CS), Roccella Jonica (RC), Jazz at Metastasio (PO), Turin Jazz Club (TO), Seravezza jazz Festival (LU), Latina Jazz Festival (LT), Darry Jazz Festival (Northern Irl), Summer Jazz Open air (New Jersey, USA), Jazz a la Bellevilloise (Paris), Istanbul Jazz Center (Turkey), Jazz Club Luzern (CH), Le Controtemps Geneve (CH), Le jam Montepellier (FR), Jemboree Barcelona (SP). Among the prizes he received: winner of the Barga Jazz competition (LU) section emerging groups (Sep 2006), finalist at the Urbani Prize (MC) in 2009 and critical acclaim for the Chicco Bettinardi competition (PC) in 2010.

Among the record publications as leader: Daniele Gorgone NY trio feat. Marco panascia and John Davis (reg in New York October 2008). Daniele Gorgone 4tet feat Dave Schnitter Daniele Gorgone - piano, Max Rolff - double bass, Elisabeth Keledjian - drums, David Schnitter - tenor sax (Geko records 2010). Daniele Gorgone trio - Lucky Man feat. Luciano Milanese and Giovanni Paolo Liguori (Blue Art 2014). Come sideman: Mingus sound of love (Federica Gennai 4tet - Samjazz, 2007), Mindfullness Giovanni Sanguineti feat. Grant Stewart - video radio, 2009), Mira Que Parla (Perico Sambeat italian 4tet - Blue Art, 2013), Angel Song (Guazzo, Melani, Rolff, Gorgone - JC records, 2016), Move the Joy (Kirkpatrick, Paoli, Zunino , Palopoli, Ranalli - Full Heads, 2014). www.danielegorgone.com.

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".

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 DIMITRIS MIARIS TRIO

Tuesday 18 February 8.30pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available

Reservations: Tel: 26931987, 97736778. Email: info@paphosmusiclovers.com

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com. Organised by Paphos Music Lovers

Exceptional straight-ahead jazz piano, bass and drums. The trio features Dimitris Miaris on piano, Greg Makamian on bass and Marios Syprou on drums. Miaris is not yet 30 but has become one of Cyprus' key jazz ambassadors with a glistening technique and a wonderful harmonic sensibility that creates mesmersingly beautiful harmonies. Greg Makamian is one of the great exponents from the Cypriot Jazz scene. Marios Syprou is simply one of the most exciting drummers of his generation. He's a feature of several top ensembles including the Benny Harris Boptet.

Dimitris Miralis (piano) has been studying the piano by the age of 6. He joined the Nicosia music School from 2007-09. He performed in Russia, Greece, Netherlands, England and Australia. He participated at the Jazz futures workshops from 2007-2013 and at three Barry Harris workshops in Italy. He studied at Ionian university under the tutoring of George Kontrafouris. He won the second prize at the 1st Greek Jazz competition with the Cypriot band bopcy.

Marios Spyrou (drums) was born in Nicosia in 1990. He was inspired from a young age by his father, who was also a drummer. He has played with renowned Cypriot jazz musicians and holds a Masters in Jazz from the Koninklijk Conservatorium in the Netherlands.

Greg Makamian (double bass) based in Cyprus, Greg has travelled the world and has performed next to master Jazz musicians; Freddie Redd, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Chris Byars, Pasquale Grasso, Pete & Will Anderson, Grant Stewart, Alexia Vassilliou, Stefano Doglioni, Ofer Landsberg, John Mosca, Charis Ioannou, Stefan Schatz, Keith Balla, Marios Toumbas, Ioannis Vafeas to name a few, plus his own band Mood Indigo, the Ioannou/Vafeas Quartet, the Charis Ioannou Trio, the Felix Lemerle Trio and with Pete & Will Anderson.

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.

SARA SO FAR – JAZZ POEMS IN BLUE

Friday 21 February 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €12

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Exploring the riches of sound and the endless possibilities of combining only the best of words with music, jazz singer, pianist and composer Sara So Far provides an ambiance to lose oneself in. Through original compositions, drawing from jazz influences as well as other sources, you will be taken on a journey of familiar heart-hugging melodies, as well as new compositions and old ones re-arranged and re-loved. Originally from The Netherlands/Belgium, Sara So Far has been playing in Cyprus with great local jazz musicians for over three years, and it is time for an exciting solo project at Technopolis 20 in Paphos. Sara sings her poetry with remarkable depth, pours her words into song with skill, supported by her groovy piano playing and dynamic live looping. Building sound upon sound. Those who want to sit back and enjoy a musical evening will find something. Those who seek something profound and So Far unheard, will find something and then more still.

Sara So Far (piano, voice, live looping) started singing and writing songs as a young child. As she grew up, songs kept coming and it became clear to her that music was to be her life. In 2004 Sara decided to study jazz singing and moved to Brussels to study with David Linx, acquiring a Master’s Degree in jazz. She followed masterclasses and courses in Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands with singers such as Deborah Carter, Sheila Jordan, Gloria Cooper, Judy Niemack, Anette von Eichel, Fay Claassen, Sidsel Endresen and Catherin Sadolin. For a good number of years Sara So Far has been performing and recording with several band formations and as a solo artist mainly in Belgium, The Netherlands and surrounding countries, while also being a passionate teacher (voice, piano and music in general). In 2016, she did a concert tour with fellow jazz musicians in Taiwan and now lives in Cyprus with her husband and three children, where she has been performing at multiple venues around the island with Cyprus’ own great jazz musicians. From 2018 onwards, besides performing with her band, Sara has been collaborating with bassist Cahit Kutrafali. They give concerts as a Bass & Voice duo, using live looping and improvisation, drawing from a rich repertoire of different genres. As a singer, Sara So Far is known for her warm voice, excellent ear and love for improvisation. Each concert is likely to be totally different from the next. As a composer, Sara touches her audience with depth and melodic creativity which form -combined with the harmonies of her piano playing and the groove of her band- an altogether refreshing and original sound. When performing solo, she seeks to get the most out of the piano, while occasionally leaving the keys aside to present some voice-only repertoire, turning to the art of live looping while also using other instruments. For those few poets hidden in the audience there is always a lot to mull over, as Sara So Far is mad for poetry and seeks to write lyrics that have the music in them before they are heard. In March 2020, Sara will be recording an album in Nicosia, Cyprus, to mark her years of creative collaboration with jazz musicians in Cyprus. www.sarasofar.com. www.facebook.com/sarasofar1.

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.

TALKING JAZZ with JAZZ TRIAD

Wednesday 26 February 8pm

Louis Ivi Mare Hotel Paphos

Free Entrance

Reservations: Tel: 26913555

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The band plays jazz standards and some of their own original fusion jazz compositions with Tasos Gkoumas (guitar), Vasilis Prasodas (bass) and Rafael Kyriakides (drums). They are currently recording their new CD due for release in the Spring of 2020.

Tasos Gkoumas (guitar) was born in 1965 and is a Greek jazz fusion guitarist and composer with three released studio albums. He started playing guitar at age nine, he played with his own progressive rock band Rejoyce at the age of sixteen in small clubs and festivals. Aged twenty, he started performing with famous Greek singers whilst at the same time studied jazz and fusion music which he found more interesting. Now he plays with Jazz Triad and is also involved in other side projects.

Rafael Kyriakides (drums) is the first Cypriot drummer to achieve the certificate Awarding The Contemporary Art Of London, RSL Level 3 Certificate Popular Music Performance and the Diploma in Music Performance DipRSL(Perf) at level 4. In 2018 he completed the curriculum at the Conservatory Of Neapolis Sikeon in Thessaloniki Greece. Rafael has been a member of various jazz, pop and rock bands as well as performing as a session drummer with many singers from Cyprus and Greece. He is a drum teacher and coach for the RSL exams of London and also teaches online around the world via Skype. In Cyprus he is the owner of the Art of Tempo School.

Vasilis Prasodas (bass) is from Alexandroupoli Greece and performs as a session bass guitar player with many Greek many singers. He also teaches bass guitar.

Directions: The hotel is located on the coastal side of the Poseidonos Road coastal hotel strip towards Geroskipou, just before the mini roundabout, between the Leonardo Cypria Bay Hotel and the Aquamare Hotel. LOUIS IVI MARE HOTEL, 12 Theas Afroditis Avenue, 8204, Geroskipou, Paphos. Tel: 26913555. Email: ivimare@louishotels.com.