THE REAL THING BLUES BAND

Featuring, for this show only, Poland’s number one harmonica player Michal Kielak

Sunday 16 May 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEOS

Crossfire

Leave Me Alone

Chained to the Blues Line

The Paphos Sessions presents The Real Thing Blues Band playing the blues with the classical line-up: guitar, bass and drums playing blues and classic rock. Andrey Stareyshinski (guitar, vocals), Nikolay Gergov (bass) and Ruslan Dobrikov (drums, vocals). The band members are professional musicians able to play any style of music but the blues and classic rock are their passion. Simply classic guitar blues.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

THE POWER OF JAZZ PIANO TRIO

Sunday 23 May 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEOS

Live at Sarah's Jazz Club with Loukas Louka (piano), Omiros Andreou (double bass), Philipp Psillides (drums)    

St Thomas with Loukas Louka (piano), Costas Challoumas (double bass), Philipp Psillides (drums)

The Paphos Sessions presents Loukas Louka (piano), Ioannis Karseras (double bass) and Andreas Stefanou (drums). Covering the period from Bebop to the Cool Era of jazz, jazz pianists have formed trios to express the full melodic and harmonic power of the piano.

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. He is currently the leader of "The Greek Jazz Project" band, which is performing original greek jazz songs from the '40s, '50s & '60s. Loukas is currently teaching music in elementary schools and also performing jazz music in several jazz venues all around Cyprus.

Ioannis Karseras (double bass) is from Limassol, Cyprus. Ioannis received a Bachelor's degree in Music, Jazz Studies, Double Bass from the University of Northridge California State. Ioannis performed and recorded his own music in Cyprus and the USA with various artists and participated in folk music programmes in Europe.

Andreas Stefanou (drums) was born in Limassol in 1986. From the tender age of 9 he started playing drums and starts playing live with various musical groups in band competitions, concerts and recordings. After his service in the military philharmonic orchestra in 2006 he continues studying drums with George Koulas for a year. In 2007 was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatoire in Holland in the direction of Latin Jazz. He there had the opportunity to study under the guidance of Lucas van Merwijk , Hans van Ousterhout, Kiko Fraidas and among others. In 2009 he went to New York to take a lesson from Mark Guiliana. He graduated from the conservatoire in June 2011 with distinction. Parallel to his studies he presents and takes part in various projects like The Hague Festival Latin Fanatics, De Doelen Brazilian Festival, Limassol Jazz Festival, Pomos Paradise Jazz Festival, Aglajia Jazz Festival with musicians from all over the globe, with Nelson Faria, Anna Ellis de Jong and others. He also takes part as a drummer in these groups: Funky Straat, Kafeney Quartet, Quintessence, Chevere Latin Jazz Project, Casus Belli, Nuevo Jaleo, Magunda Kinousa, The Heir Band, No More Jazz Trio and Ekon Nakon.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

THE WORLD’S GREATEST CROONERS

Moonriver Swing & Jazz Band

Thursday 27 May 7pm

Vasilikon Winery Kathikas Paphos

Tickets: €26 including a three-course hot buffet. Doors: 6pm, show: 7pm

Reservations: Tel: 99854375, 26633999

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Enjoy hits from the world’s greatest crooners - Sinatra, Matt Monro, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Al Martino, Andy Williams, Deano and more, from Michael Antoniou (vocals), Renad Nourmanchine (keyboard) and Sergei Sergeinko (drums).

Directions: Just outside Kathikas village, on the Pegeia to Polis road. VASILIKON WINERY, Kathikas, 8573 Paphos. Tel: 26633999. Facebook: @vasilikonwinery.

THE JAZZ TRIO

Giorgos Krasidis (saxophone), Irenaeos Koulouras (double bass), Stelios Xydias (drums)

Friday 28 May 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12 ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details). Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19. 

Information: Tel: 70002420. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Giorgos Krasidis (saxophone), Irenaeos Koulouras (double bass), and Stelios Xydias (drums) are considered to be among the most important and influential soloists and educators of jazz music on the island. Therefore, if you are a jazz fan and haven’t had the pleasure to enjoy this trio yet, prepare to be musically amazed. The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

Giorgos Krasidis (saxophone) is a Cypriot Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, conductor and educator. Krasidis studied at Berklee college of Music, (tenor saxophone jazz performance) and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (Classical Saxophone Performance) and graduated Summa cum Laude. Krasidis is among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists in the island of Cyprus with an active career for three decades. He is the founder and director of Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band and teaches the jazz idiom at the ARTE Music Academy in Nicosia, Cyprus.He is also the Bandmaster of Limassol Municipality Concert Band. He has performed and recorded several albums as a soloist and sideman. Krasidis shared the stage both as a performer and educator with jazz leading figures, including Dr Gene Aitken, Dave Glenn, Damian Erskine, Denny J. Eupraset, J. Kyle Gregory, Alex Sipiagin and many others.

Irenaeos Koulouras (double bass) is one of the most active jazz double bass players in the island of Cyprus. He has performed all over Cyprus and abroad and he is a frequent collaborator with international renowned jazz musicians, such as Arturo Sandoval (trumpet), Ofer Ganor (guitar) and Avishai Cohen (trumpet). He was also student of Ron Carter, one of the greatest American bassists of the jazz history.

Stelios Xydias (drums) was born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. He received his BA in Music specialising in Jazz Drumming from the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He won the Nicolas Economou scholarship in 2009. Known for his versatility going from jazz, groove and different styles keeps him very active in his region. He has collaborated with all the big names in Cyprus as well with some international artists like Guthrie Govan (guitarist), Gilad Atzmon (saxophonist), Offer Gannor (guitarist), Damien Erskine (bassist) and more. Living in Limassol doesn't keep him for appearing in international Festivals as he has performed in Berlin, Athens, Netherlands, London and more. He has appeared in albums from artists like Mighty Sugarcane, Cahit kutrafali, Buray, Andreas Rodosthenous and more, he has also released his personal EP album called “silence” which is a solo drums project in 2014. Fresh in the Bosphorus Cymbal Company as he got his Endorsement with them in 2018.

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.

CANDY SOUL QUARTET

Sunday 30 May 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEOS

Isn't She Lovely

Stand By Me

The Paphos Sessions presents a fantastic and experienced group of musicians – Malvina Charalambides on vocals, Christos Yerolatsitis on keyboard, Andreas Rodosthenous on electric bass and George Koulas on drums. Audiences can expect songs from the likes of Stevie Wonder, Bill Withers, Etta James, Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison, Norah Jones, Sting, Ray Charles, Amy Winehouse, Ben E. King and more, in a wonderful fusion of soul, pop and jazz.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 3 June 7pm

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.

DROUSHIA DIXIE SEVEN

Sunday 6 June 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations essential: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEOS

Live at Chlorakas

Tiger Rag

The Paphos Sessions presents the seven-piece Dixie band directed by David Locke performing up-beat, joyful music from the great American Jazz Age of the 1930’s and 40’s.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

IOANNIS VAFEAS QUARTET

Ermis Michael (guitar), Andreas Panteli (piano),

Michael Messios (bass), Ioannis Vafeas (drums)

Friday 11 June 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12 ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details). Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Information: Tel: 70002420. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The Ioannis Vafeas Quartet is back at the Technopolis 20 garden, with some jazz classics from the Great American Song Book as well as some compositions of the post-bop era. The band will also perform music from their latest album, Catharsis released in 2020. Some new faces and excellent musicians will be appearing with the band from now on and that is Ermis Michael on guitar and Andreas Panteli on piano, graduates of the Codarts University for the Arts, who perfectly combine this background and their experience with the steady rhythm section of Michael Messios (double bass) and Ioannis Vafeas (drums), who have a long background together characterized by superb musicianship and creativity, both graduates of the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their common understanding and connection – on and off the stage – enables them to easily interact and bring their enthusiasm to their audience.

Ermis Michail (guitar) is one of the most active guitar players in Cyprus. In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department). He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011 he finished his Bachelor’s degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”. In 2014 he finished his Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as Damian Erksin, Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos and more. During that time, he has arranged and performed in various albums with local and international artists. In 2016 he released his debut album with his original compositions "Minor Change». He has also composed music for theatre and dance performances performed in festivals and theatres in Cyprus. He has been the jazz guitar professor at the University of Nicosia since 2013, and is currently performing with his projects as guitarist and composer at selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.

Andreas Panteli (piano) is a jazz pianist from Nicosia, and an active member in the Cypriot jazz scene. He studied Jazz Piano Performance at the Rotterdam Conservatory (B.A) and at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag (M.A). In the past few years, he is teaching at the University of Nicosia, and performing in various festivals and venues around the island and abroad, with groups like “Funkystraat”, “Four on the Floor”, “Fuzz Bus”, “Sung Mellow”, “Εrmis Michail Quintet”, “Cahit Kutrafali Group”, “Alexis Kasinos Quartet”.

Ioannis Vafeas (drums) - www.ioannisvafeas.com, is a professional drummer. 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. His upcoming album CATHARSIS will be released in 2020 presenting original compositions of Cypriot Composers. He is the Artistic Director of the Cultural Organization A. VAFEA JAZZ Projects (www.avafeajazzprojects.com). He is endorsing Zildjian Cymbals since 2009.

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 ERIKA SOTERI BAND

Sunday 13 June 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations essential: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEOS

The American Dream

Masquerade

Live at Fengaros Reacts

Erika Soteri is a powerhouse performer, a singer-songwriter who embodies attitude and class and houses a timeless retro sound with a modern flair. Erika’s sound is an eclectic mix and tends to marry a fusion of Soul, Jazz, Funk and RnB. This is what you can expect to hear from her and her band. The band features: Erika Soteri (vocals), Andreas Epaminonda (guitar), Andreas Millns (keyboard), Max Daniels (bass) and Kris Grecian (drums).

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

STEPPIN’ OUT JAZZ TRIO - Tribute to Nancy Wilson

Friday 18 June 8pm

Technopolis 20 Garden Paphos

Tickets: €12 ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales.

Box Office: Technopolis 20 Art Centre. Opening Hours: Wednesday - Friday 9am - 1pm. Online banking (email us at info@technopolis20.com for details). Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

Information: Tel: 70002420. www.paphosmusiclovers.com

The Steppin’ Out Jazz Trio honours singer Nancy Wilson, the ‘Song Stylist’ as she liked to be known, in this tribute featuring a selection of her songs, artfully interwoven with captivating details about her life and music. From her early collaborations with George Shearing and Cannonball Adderley to her biggest hits, enjoy the best of Nancy Wilson as interpreted by one of the most well-established Jazz bands in Cyprus! Nancy Wilson was an American singer whose career spanned over five decades. She recorded more than 70 albums and won three Grammy Awards for her work. During her performing career Wilson was labelled a singer of blues, jazz, R&B, pop, and soul, a "consummate actress", and "the complete entertainer". The title she preferred, however, was "song stylist". Vocalist Alice Ayvazian will be joined with Dimitris Miaris (piano) and Costas Challoumas (double bass) with their wealth of experience, expertise and exciting arrangements of timeless Jazz songs, under the stars in the garden of Technopolis 20.

Alice Ayvazian (voice) received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Berklee College of Music, Boston, Massachusetts, a Master’s in Educational Leadership from Saint Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas and a second Master’s in Classical Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Nicosia, Cyprus. In the United States, she participated as lead and backing vocalist in numerous studio recording projects as well as various performances and concerts. Since returning to Cyprus, she has established her reputation as an active figure in the local jazz scene performing alongside with some of the best musicians in Cyprus. She is the lead vocalist of the Steppin’ Out Jazz Band with Konstantinos Efraimidis (clarinet/saxophone) and Dimitris Miaris (piano). A member of the Cyprus Voice Centre, Alice is also a sought-after clinician and vocal coach. She has presented various vocal workshops & seminars for choirs, educational institutions and music conservatories. In addition to her singing activities, Alice has conducted research on the early-twentieth-century Armenian composer Komitas Vardapet, which she has presented at the Komitas and Medieval Music Culture International Conference in Yerevan, Armenia (2016). She is currently instructor of Jazz Voice at the Department of Music and Dance at the University of Nicosia (since 2009) and the Director of the University’s Jazz Choir (since 2011). She is also a voice instructor at the Musicopolis music school.

Dimitris Miaris (piano) was born in Nicosia in 1991. He started playing classical piano from 6 years old. At the age of 16 Dimitris had his first connection with Jazz through the “Jazz Futures” workshops that took place in Nicosia with great musicians such as Sacha Perry, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Ari Roland and Chris Byars. Since then, he took part in almost all the “Jazz Futures” workshops and had various live performances in Cyprus and Greece. He also attended the monthly Bicommunal Workshops with Charis Ioannou. The last two years he participated in Dr. Barry Harris’ workshops in Rome. He is also a member of ‘Neorebetes’, a Greek traditional band, where he plays the accordion. The band has performed in Cyprus, Greece, Kazan (Russian), Sydney and Melbourne (Australia). He received his bachelor’s degree for Jazz Piano at the Ionian University’s Jazz Department in 2009 under the instruction of George Kontrafouris.

Costas Challoumas (double bass) was born and raised in Larnaca. He studied pedagogy at the University of Cyprus, where he graduated in 1999. He studied double bass and music theory with Nikos Ioannou and continued his studies at ‘The Collective School of Music’ in New York with Sean Conly and Joe Fitzjerald. For twenty years he is a member of various musical ensembles (traditional, jazz, latin etc) and also of music and theatre performance groups. Amongst others, he was a member of the musical ensemble of ancient instruments “Terandros”, the original Cuban band “Havana Noche” and “Turnaround Jazz Quartet”, while the last years he is the artistic director of “Makam Ensemble”.

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.

WORKIN’ TRIO

Charis Ioannou (tenor sax), Christos Yerolatsitis (organ),

Marios Spyrou (drums)

Sunday 20 June 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations essential: Tel: 99858643

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

VIDEO

Introducing Workin' Trio

Charis Ioannou (tenor sax), Christos Yerolatsitis (organ) and Marios Spyrou (drums) perform jazz standards and their own original compositions. Workin' Trio was formed in 2020. Their music is inspired by uplifting swing grooves at times blended with Gospel, New Orleans, and Boogaloo rhythms. The combination of the Hammond organ, tenor saxophone, and drums creates a unique sound. The focus of the trio is to revive the less-known repertoire from the 40s, 50s and 60s as well as compose original tunes within those styles.

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.

MURPHY’S BROTHER IN LAW

Sunday 27 June 5pm

The Hogshead Pub Emba Paphos

Tickets: €15

Reservations essential: Tel: 99858643

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

A lively blues band from Nicosia performing favourite blues, folk, classic rock and rock n roll, featuring George Constantinou (vocals, guitar), Jim Themis (lead guitar), Mike Zachariades (bass) and Spyros Kyriakides (drums).

Directions: Head up the Polis road out of Paphos and just past Lidl supermarket turn left at Abbeygate Insurance and the venue will be found about 1Km along on the left. THE HOGSHEAD PUB, Petridion 47, Emba, Paphos. Tel: 99858643, 97620114. Facebook: @TheHogsheadPub.