PAPHOS FOLK CLUB

Thursday 5 March 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.

JAZZ STANDARDS & MORE

Christos Yerolatsitis (piano) & George Bizios (guitar)

Thursday 5 March 8pm

Technopolis 20 Paphos

Tickets: €10

Box Office: Tel: 70002420 (calls only)

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Pianist Christos Yerolatsitis and guitarist George Bizios come together to re-visit and interpret well-known jazz standards but also music from bands and composers of more recent times. The intimacy of the duo setting allows them to focus primarily on interactivity and gives them space to explore the content of the music in a more profound way.

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.

DENNIS POL QUARTET - Dennis Pol (guitar), Chris Kosides (violin), George Mourikis (guitar) Antonios Arvantis (double bass)

Tuesday 10 March 8.30pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available

Reservations: Tel: 26931987, 97736778

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

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Dennis Pol, now resident in New York, was born in Italy and raised in Greece by a Greek father and an Italian mother. After graduating high school he attended the Conservatory of Nakas for one year where he studied jazz guitar with Yiotis Samaras. Dennis began to dig deeper into the tradition; studying the work of the great Jazz guitarists such as Wes Montgomery, George Benson, Django Reinhardt, Charlie Parker etc and after one year, set his eye to study abroad and enrolled at the Conservatory in Groningen (NL). In Groningen, he had the opportunity to study and play with many musicians from the New York scene including; Mike Ledonne, Paul Bollenback, Wycliffe Gordon, Don Braden, Joe Lock. He also performed with Alina Engibaryan (winner of the Montreux Jazz competition in 2015) at the ELB JAZZ Festival in Hamburg in May of 2015. After one year he elected to transfer his studies to the Conservatorium van Amsterdam where he discovered a new passion for Jazz Manouche to further enrich his interest in Jazz. In Amsterdam, he had the opportunity to study with some of the finest guitarists in the world such as Jesse van Ruller, Martijn van Iterson and Maarten van der Grinten. He completed his BFA in performing arts in 2018. Dennis won the Bucharest Jazz International 2017 Competition with the AG Quintet. He also performed on the Luthier stage at the Django festival, the most important gypsy jazz festival in the world which takes place in Fontainebleau, France accompanied by one of the greatest rhythm sections in the Gypsy style (the Adrien Moignard trio) in both 2017 and 2018. He now performs regularly with his own band around the world.

“Dennis Pol is T-riffic…He has Taste, Tone, Time, Talent, and carries on the Tradition of mainstream and gypsy jazz.I had the pleasure of playing with Dennis in Harlem and he got the joint jumpin’.” Bill Wurtzel - Director of the Jazz Foundation of America. "I really enjoyed listening to this project. Dennis’s playing, compositions, overall album concept and band personnel are all superb. This is a first-class production all the way." Jim Eigo - Jazz Promo Services.

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.

TALKING JAZZ with JAZZ TRIAD

Wednesday 11 March 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.

ST PATRICK’S DAY with JOE MC

Tuesday 17 March 2pm

Searays Café Bar Pegeia Paphos

Free Entrance

Reservations: Tel: 99617415. Food bookings essential for all events. No need to book if just coming for the music.

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

Irishman Joe Mc will be singing your favourite Irish Songs such as Whiskey in the Jar, Danny Boy, The Wild Rover and many more, plus classics from across the years from artists like Elvis, John Denver, Johnny Cash, Cliff, etc. Come along and enjoy the ‘craic’ and celebrate St Patrick’s Day.

Directions: Head out of Pegeia on the coast road towards Agios Georgios and the Akamas, take the left fork at Namos Restaurant and turn right at Sunset Tavern towards Akamas and the venue will be found on the right. SEARAYS CAFÉ BAR, Lara Street, Agios Georgios, Peyia, 8560, Paphos. Tel: 99617415. Email: searayscafebar@live.com. Facebook: @searayscafebar.

TALKING JAZZ with JAZZ TRIAD

Wednesday 25 March 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.

THE LEGENDARY MR FRED WESLEY – Generations Trio

Fred Wesley (vocals & trombone), Leonardo Corradi (organ),

Tony Match (drums)

Wednesday 25 March 8pm

Markidion Municipal Theatre Paphos

Tickets: €20 Presale / €25 Door

Box Office: Tel: 99498642

Information: www.paphosmusiclovers.com

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We are honoured and thrilled to welcome to Cyprus the legendary MR FRED WESLEY, famous worldwide for his incredible and extensive work with artists including James Brown, Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Parliament, Maceo Parker, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Count Basie, Curtis Mayfield, Barry White, Van Morrison, Lenny Kravitz and more!

Fred Wesley performs in Cyprus as Generations Trio, featuring himself on vocals and trombone, 26-year-old Italian prodigy Leonardo Corradi on the organ and 47-year-old French drummer Tony Match. Three musicians who initially came together to pay tribute to the soulful Jazz of legendary organist Jimmy Smith, they clicked and continue grooving together. Their show combines Wesley’s experience, Corradi’s energetic reflection of Smith and other Jazz giants, and Match’s Jazz drumming coloured by influences including electronic sounds and African beats.

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: 26222286.

THE JOHN MARSHALL QUINTET

John Marshall (trumpet), Charis Ioannou (tenor saxophone), Stefan Melovski (guitar), Greg Makamian, (double bass), Marios Spyrou (drums)

Tuesday 31 March 8.30pm

Mare Mare Restaurant Paphos

Free Entrance, full drinks and food menu available

Reservations: Tel: 26931987, 97736778

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

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John Marshall was born in Wantagh, New York in 1952. From 1971 to 1991, he worked and recorded with a long list of jazz greats. Buddy Rich, Mel Lewis, Lionel Hampton, Gerry Mulligan, Ornette Coleman, George Coleman, Buck Clayton, Mario Bauza and Dizzy Gillespie, to name only a few. Along the way, he constantly worked at perfecting his craft, studying with the great brass teacher Carmine Caruso as well as jazz trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer. He also led the Jazz quintet “The Bopera House” from 1987 to 1991, and stayed very busy as an in-demand studio player. From 1992 to 2017 John was an important soloist in the West Deutscher Rundfunk Big Band, based in Cologne, Germany, recording many CDs and performing internationally. Concurrently, he toured and recorded in New York and around the world with his quartet and quintet. He has released twelve CDs as a leader and many more as a featured guest. In 2016 and 2017, he toured Russia six times with the Classic Jazz Trio. Their new CD will be out shortly. In recent years Marshall has developed into a convincing vocalist, alongside his masterful trumpet and flugelhorn playing. Since completing his contract with WDR, he has begun touring extensively. Since 1996, John has released 12 CDs as a leader or co-leader and several more as a specially featured guest. Meanwhile, his reputation has continued to grow through the many concerts and CDs of the WDR Big Band.

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 Music Lovers are proud to be supported by Leverett Pianos