ARCHIVE 2013-14

1st Windcraft Music Fest
22-23 August 2014
Katydata, Solea
 
Two summer nights filled with sounds, words and voices…will bring back together locals and “foreigners” in the inn yard that once used to be a lively meeting place for travellers.
 

Windcraft Music Centre is moving to Katydata, a picturesque village in the valley of Solea, to organise its first music festival, inviting local bands that step on different musical traditions to create new and original sounds: TRI-COOL-ORE are “flirting” with jazz and traditional musical shades, the Ioannis Vafeas Project carries some great jazz musicians into jazz experimentations, The Amalgamation Trio rearranges Balkan and Mediterranean songs mixing them with jazz, improvisation and electronic music, the project Acapella Solo Loop uses voices, sounds and loops to tell “weird stories”, Rumba Attack draw inspiration from Spanish flamenco to compose their own rumbas, while Duo Lelale sings for us songs of the Mediterranean and Asia Minor in their own distinct voices.

 

Children and grown-ups will have the chance to participate in free music workshops and meet traditional musicians and singers, while walks in the village will reveal to everyone the hidden stories of the place and its people.

 

Traditional treats and food will be available during the festival and visitors will be able to use a camping site free of charge.

 

Combining its educational activities with the need to promote the original local music production, Windcraft Music Centre organises the specific festival, in an effort to bring closer the local art scene with the traditional environment of the countryside and to create a common space for cultural interaction.    

 

* The festival’s detailed programme will be announced soon.

 

The festival is organised with the support of the Katydata Community Council.

 

For more information click here.

Leonid Nesterov Trio

Thursday 10 July 2014, 21:00
 

 

On Thursday 10 July the Leonid Nesterov Jazz Trio will be performing a mix of traditional and modern jazz standards at Windcraft Music Centre. Leonid Nesterov - piano, Nicolas Tryfonos - double bass, Andreas Stefanou - drums

 

Concert starts at 9:00p.m.

Entrance fee: 7 euro

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

Chamber Music Concert

Wednesday 2 July 2014, 20:30

 

Windcraft Music Center is pleased to announce a chamber music concert with the soloists Vasiliki Constanti (voice), Christiana Antonodiou (clarinet) and Clio Papadia (piano). Works from Classicism to Modern era will be presented, as well as original works written for this rare combination of instruments and voice, including pieces by Schubert, Schumann, Chausson, Lutoslawski and Schoonenbeck.

 

Concert starts at 8:30p.m.

Entrance fee: 5 euro

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

SUMMER CONCERT

 

Sunday 29 June 2014, 19:30

 

The students and friends of Windcraft Music Centre invite everyone to a summer concert with familiar and refreshing tunes! The Windcraft Band will also be playing in a latin and swing mood!

Join us on Sunday 29 June at 7:30 at the theatre of the Cultural Centre of the Bank of Cyprus.

 

 

Free entrance!

Information 22 377748

 

 

 

 

 

A project / zerO

Improvisations on poetry

 

Friday 20 June 2014, 21:00

 

Project Zero is a common project beatween Antonis Hadjiantonis and Demetris Spyrou (Acapella Solo Loop). A collage of sounds, voices, guitars, saws, pedals, wave drum, sampled poetry, theremin, loops and other improvised musical instruments, that together create a tale without beginning, middle part or ending. The current project is the beginning of a work in constant process.

 

 

Performance starts at 9p.m.

Entrance fee: 5 euro

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

BODY IN MUSIC

Workshop with Giorgos Kaloudes (cello, Cretan lyra)

Thursday 29 May 2014, 11:00

 

A musical instrument is not music itself, but only one of the many tools for its expression. Practical approaches on the ways the body interferes with music. A personal  interpretation of improvisation, aesthetics and practice methods.

 

 

The workshop is relevant to musicians, as well as actors and dancers.

 

Workshop begins at 11:00 (duration 3 hours)

Fee: 25 euro (20 euro for Windcraft Music Centre students)

BOOKING EARLY IS NECESSARY!          

 

Information & registration: 22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

 

www.kaloudis.info

www.facebook.com/kaloudis.yiorgos

www.myspace.com/yiorgoskaloudis

 

 

 

 

ERMIS MICHAIL QUINTET
Friday 16 May, 20:30

 

Ermis Michail and his quintet presents two jazz performances of his own original compositions:

 

 

On Wednesday May 14, 2014, at 8:30p.m. at “Theatro Ena” in Limassol and

on Friday May 16, 2014, at 8:30p.m. at Windcraft in Nicosia.

 

The lineup of the quintet consists of Cypriot and foreign artists:

 

Charis Ioannou / saxophone
Andreas Panteli / piano
Michail Ermis / electric guitar
Luis Mora / drums
Marijn van de Ven / bass

 

This quintet was formed in the Netherlands in 2011 during their studies at the “Codarts” Conservatory of Rotterdam.

[Since 2014, the Welsh saxophonist Tom Lumley, is replacing Charis Ioannou]

 

 

The concert is organised with the support of the Limassol Municipality.

 

 

Tickets at the Theaters

Ticket price: 10 euros

(Reservation necessary, first come first served!) 

 

Contact:

Theatro Ena” RSVP at 96458399

“Windcraft” RSVP at 22377748

More information at 99564212

 

 

Ermis Michail - Short Biography

Born in Cyprus on November 22, 1988. He first decided to play music at the age of 14, when he started playing the electric guitar. Since then, he has performed as a sideman and a band leader in various projects and venues in Cyprus, Greece, the UK and the Netherlands. During that time, he was awarded with 1st place in the National Music Competition in 2006 in the category of “Contemporary Greek Music Bands” and 1st place in the “Limassol Music Competition” the same year in Cyprus. He has also participated in the “Week of Artistic Expression” in 2007 in Athens, Greece.

 

In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department, Codarts) as a Bachelor guitar student. In 2010 he performed at the “North Sea Jazz Festival” in The Netherlands with the Rotterdam Conservatory Big Band.In 2011 he finished his Bachelor degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize of “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”. He completed his Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts).

 

He is currently teaching jazz guitar at the University of Nicosia while performing in various projects as a leader and a sideman at venues all over Cyprus, Greece, the UK and the Netherlands.

 

SYMMETRY JAZZ QUARTET
Monday 19 May, 21:00

 

After this winter’s successful Jam Session Mondays, Symmetry return to Windcraft on Monday 19 May, to perform their original compositions as well as classics from the repertory of traditional jazz. This time they are performing as a quartet, along with saxophonist Charis Ioannou.

The Symmetry Jazz Quartet are:


Charis Ioannou – soprano, alto, tenor saxophone
Marios Toumbas – piano
Michael Messios – double bass, compositions
Ioannis Vafeas - drums

 

 

Monday 19 May, 9:30 p.m.

Concert fee €5

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

Family concert with SAXOPHONIA
Sunday 11 May 2014, 17:00

 

Two hundred years have been completed since the birth of the “father” of the saxophone, Adolph Sax, and the Cypriot Saxophone Association celebrates this anniversary with a family concert featuring the saxophone ensemble “Saxophonia”.

Join us to meet the saxophone family and to listen to pieces from the rich repertoire composed for the instrument, as well as arrangements of well-known pieces you will certainly recognize!

 

The concert is organized with the support of the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Education.

 

Participating:

Charis Ioannou – soprano saxophone

Elli Michael – alto saxophone

Christos Papadopoulos – tenor saxophone

Achilleas Tomasides – tenor saxophone

Yiannis Miralis – baritone saxophone

 

Sunday 11 May, 5 p.m.

Concert fee €5 (children under 12 free)

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

DIMITRIS MIARIS JAZZ QUARTET
Wednesday 23 April 2014, 21:00
 

The Dimitris Miaris Jazz Quartet is dedicated to the greats of the Jazz bebop era, such as Bud Powell and Charlie Parker. Jazz standards and some original compositions will be performed.

 

Dimitris Miaris - piano

Orestis Miaris - guitar

Greg Makamian - double bass

Marios Spyrou - drums

 

Wednesday 23 April, 9 p.m.

Concert fee €5

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

RUMBA ATTACK!
Rumba Flamenca & Latin Jazz
Friday 25 April 2014, 21:00
 

 

Three young virtuosos take us on a trip to the world of flamenco, through their original compositions and pieces of other great musicians. Following the style of Paco de Lucia, they put on a unique performance of rumba flamenca and latin jazz with only two guitars and percussion!

 

The musicians:

Constantinos Lyras - guitar

Memnon Arestis - guitar

Savvas Thoma - cajon, percussion

 

Friday 25 April, 9 p.m.

Concert fee €5

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

TRI-COOL-ORE
World Jazz Fusion & Groove Trio
Friday 11 April 2014, 21:30
 

Through the global nature of jazz, from the African "soul" of New Orleans and European experimentation to the maqams of the east, the Greek expression and tradition are embodied to create a unique explosive rhythmic effect and a riot of colors and shades.

 

Angelos Doukas (Greece) on piano & keys, Vassilis Vassiliou (Cyprus) on drums & percussion and Nikos Doukas (Greece) on electric bass & loops come together to create TRI-COOL-ORE.

 

Breaking away from music labels and stereotypes, through unique musical paths, the three very good music “infested” friends take over the stage and use special rhythmic forms and a strong element of improvisation to create an electrifying atmosphere that will not leave anyone indifferent, whatever their musical preferences.

 

Friday 11 April, 9:30 p.m.

Concert fee €7

Reserve tickets at 22 377748

 

Windcraft Band live at the Coffeeshop Company, Nicosia

 

The Windcraft Band, after their successful performance at the April Fair organised at the School of the Blind, continue with a latin and swing mood! 

 

On Saturday 12 April at 12a.m. you can enjoy your coffee at the Coffeeshop Company Cyprus with some live music from Windcraft's Band!

 

 

 

Windcraft Band at the School of the Blind, Nicosia

 

 

The Windcraft Band will be playing some latin and swing tunes on Sunday, 6 April, 4:40p.m., at the annual April Fair organised at the School of the Blind, Nicosia

 

 

 

MUSIC TALES FROM CYPRUS
Sunday 6 April 2014, 11:00

 

"Once upon a time in Cyprus…”

…there were three young and strange ladies looking for their destiny. The ‘bad luck’, the ‘little spoon’ and the ‘cockroach’ unfold their stories and their mighty mates sing for you!

 

 

Dear children of all ages, join us on Sunday, 6th April at 11 am at Windcraft Μusic Centre, to listen to forgotten stories and songs from our rich, Cypriot tradition.

 

 

We are waiting for you, along with our musical instruments and our smile! (Performance in Greek)

 

Participating:

Storytelling, singing, percussion - Elenitsa Georgiou

Lafta - Christos Chimonides

 

Sunday 6 April, 11a.m.

General admission €5

Reserve at 22 377748 (limited number of seats)

 

 

SOUNDS OF THE MIDDLE EAST
Sunday 30 March 2014, 19:00

 

A musical gathering of Alkis Agathokleous and Giannis Koutis. Sharing the rich musical sounds of Eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, the two exceptional musicians will bring to life original compositions and familiar tunes, creating a sentimental and at the same time dynamic musical atmosphere.

 

Alkis Agathokleous –ney, percussion

Giannis Koutis – oud, fretless guitar, voice

 

 

Concert begins at 7p.m.

5 euro entrance.

For more information: 22 377748

 

 

SPECIAL JAM SESSION MONDAY
Monday 24 March 2014, 21:00

 

On 24 March get ready for a Special Jam Session Monday at Windcraft!

 

The Symmetry Trio (Marios Toumbas – piano, Michael Messios – double bass, Ioannis Vafeas - drums) are joining forces with the jazz singer Ioanna Troullidou in a programme including original compositions and jazz standards. Jazz musicians are welcome to jam with the house-band on the second set!

 

 

Concert begins at 9p.m.

5 euro entrance.

For more information: 22 377748

 

 

BASSON TALES...
Saturday 22 March 2014, 18:00

 

Windcraft Music Centre hosts on 22 March a unique educational family concert with the ensemble VARIAVLOS III.

 

The ensemble consists of young professional musicians Evangelos Christodoulou (bassoon), Vasilis Priovolos (bassoon) and Neocles Neofitidis (piano).

Their performance at WINDCRAFT MUSIC CENTER will feature a different kind of repertoire, while introducing the audience to the bassoon, a very impressive and rare instrument. Melodies of Manos Hadjidakis, Nino Rota, W.A. Mozart, G. Rossini and others will accompany this trip.

What characterizes VARIAVLOS III is the a priori different and unique soundscape that the dominant musical instrument, the bassoon, offers to the listeners.Their enthusiasm and their love for music guide their work, while their continuous efforts for both new musical approaches and creating fresh musical suggestions will always be for them a key target.

 

Learn more about the VARIAVLOS III ensemble: http://variavlos3.gr

 

Concert begins at 6p.m.

Concert fee: 7 euro

 

For more information: 22 377748

 

 

CARMEN for kids!
Sunday 16 March 2014, 11:00

 

A mean matador, a smart gypsy girl, a mysterious old fortuneteller and a bull that is tamed by the sound of music...!

 

Join us on a musical Sunday morning at Windcraft Music Centre for a fairy-tale narration, accompanied by music from the suite “Carmen” of Georges Bizet and interactive activities for children 4-8 years old! (in Greek)

 

Sunday, 16 March, 11a.m.

 

Please make a reservation at 22 377748

 

Participation fee: 5 euro (parents free)

 

 

 

JAM SESSION MONDAY - CARNIVAL EDITION!
Monday 24 February 2014, 21:00

 

Put on your Carnival mood and come to Windcraft Music Centre on Monday 24/2 for the craziest Jam Session Monday of the year!

 

At 9p.m. sharp, the Windcraft Band will perform a short programme with traditional melodies from Latin America and not only…!

 

The Symmetry Trio (Marios Toumbas – piano, Michael Messios – double bass, Ioannis Vafeas - drums) will then present a set with their original compositions and some jazz standards.

 

The night will continue with a special jam session! Come prepared for some spicy latin rhythms, guitarists dress up as Mariachi and trumpet players put on your sobreros, dig out your samba, rumba and cha-cha rhythms, bring along your saxophones, congas or even just maracas and come jam with us, dance with us, or just enjoy the music of the night!

 

 

Concert begins at 9p.m. sharp!

5 euro entrance.

For more information: 22 377748

 

 

ACAPELLA SOLO LOOP
Sunday 16 February 2014, 19:00

 

Acapella Solo Loop [Demetris Spyrou] presents a music monologue on Sunday 16 February at Windcraft Music Centre. This is the solo project of Demetris Spyrou (Intibah, Omada Ypoga, Built Up Area), whose music is almost solely based on voices and everyday utensils (pieces of wood, sheet iron, saws etc) for the production of sound as well as on various particular musical instruments. The sound puzzle is completed by his weird stories…

 

Acapella Solo Loop has recently released an album, which is an independent production with 11 songs. The whole package has been handmade from recycled material.

 

Music starts at 7p.m. Admission €5

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

SCHEHARAZADE
Saturday 15 February 2014, 16:00

 

Stories from the One Thousand and One Nights with the clever Princess Scheharazade...A journey in faraway kingdoms, a great love story, adventures over seas, mountains and high towers and a magic genie helping out…!  

 

Join us on a musical Saturday afternoon at Windcraft Music Centre for a fairy-tale narration, accompanied by music from “Scheharazade” of Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov and interactive activities for children 4-8 years old! (in Greek)

 

Saturday, 15 January, 4p.m. at Windcraft Music Centre

 

Please make a reservation at 22 377748

 

Entrance: 5 euro (parents free)

WORKSHOPS
with the great jazz saxophonist

GILAD ATZMON

THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2014
at Windcraft Music Centre

 

16:00 - 17:30

Workshop for woodwind instruments:

“Focusing on integrated technique, the ear and rhythm”

 

17:30 - 19:00

Workshop for any instrumentalists and vocalists at any level:

“Improvisation, interplay, aesthetics and the art of making beauty”

 

Participation cost: €10 for one workshop, €15 for both workshops

 

Please reserve at: 22 377748

 

More information: info@windcraftmusic.com

 

 

GILAD ATZMON IN CYPRUS

 

The great jazz saxophone player Gilad Atzmon arrives from the UK to perform with his Jazz Trio at Windcraft Music Centre in Nicosia (6 Feb) and at Jazzy B in Limassol (7 & 8 Feb).

 

Gilad Atzmon is an Israeli-born British jazz musician, a novelist and an anti-Zionism activist. As a multi-instrumentalist he plays saxophones, clarinet and ethnic woodwind instruments. His album Exile was the BBC jazz album of the year in 2003. He has been described by John Lewis on the Guardian as the “hardest-gigging man in British jazz". Atzmon is touring extensively around the world playing in festivals, concert halls and clubs. His albums, of which he has recorded twelve to date, often explore political themes and the music of the Middle East.

 

Also, being a prolific writer, Atzmon's essays are widely published. His novels 'Guide to the perplexed' and 'My One And Only Love' have been translated into 24 languages. Gilad's latest book, The Wandering Who? is a study of Jewish Ιdentity Politics.  It was published in English in October 2011 and since then it was translated into ten languages.


Over the years Gilad Atzmon's music has moved more and more towards a cultural hybrid. As a bandleader and reed player he has been amazing his listeners with his powerful personal style that combines great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. Influenced by Coltrane’s powerful approach on the sax, Gilad's live performances are simply breathtaking and overwhelming.

 

Gilad's work is highly praised by music press. Here are just a few quotes:

 

"Atzmon's fluid lyricism is in full flow on songbook classics and worldly originals. But as sweet romance morphs to modernist uncertainty, the bittersweet balance and rich emotional palette equally impress." Financial Times ***** March 2009

 

“A formidable improvisational array...a jazz giant steadily drawing himself up to his full height…” The Guardian.

 

“The best musician living in the world today” Robert Wyatt

 

"Gilad Atzmon, the expat Israeli saxophonist/clarinetist, combines thrilling jazz musicianship with a maverick political intelligence" Guardian ****

 

"Atzmon always manages to tell a story" Uncut **** March 2009

 

For his performances in Cyprus he will collaborate with the jazz musicians Ireneaos Koullouras on the double bass and Stelios Xydias on the drums.

 

** THURSDAY 6 FEBRUARY at 21:00, Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 old Nicosia). Information and Reservations: 22 377748, www.windcraftmusic.com **

 

** FRIDAY 7 and SATURDAY 8 at 22:30, Jazzy B (Anexartisias/Athinon corner, 3040 Limassol). Information and Reservations: 99 605502 **

Admission: €10

 

More info about the artist: www.gilad.co.uk

 

 

ONCE UPON A TIME...
Sunday 26 January 2014, 19:00

 

«Paramithies» is a new storytelling group by Veronica Aloneftou on Santur and Marina Katsaris as Narrator that suggest the revival of the long forgotten ancient art of storytelling in the modern world. A beautifully charismatic performance of stories told and untold with musical composition (songs, santur and various percussion) re-engaged and recited for the ears of adults - families are also welcome.


"Once upon a time..." is a performance where the spectator meets heroes ready to face their adventures, emotions playing hide and seek, mice that want to travel around the world, magic spells and kings who determine the fate of the people!



Join us on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. at Windcraft Music Centre to travel along with tales of a bygone era, because ... "Every kid that grows well once feels the need to leave and travel in search of hidden treasures." (Mark Twain)

 

Performance starts at 7p.m.

5 euro entrance.

For more information: 22 377748

 

 

ETHNIC NIGHT at WINDCRAFT
Thursday 30 January 2014, 21:00

 

Four Cypriot musicians meet at Windcraft to bring to life original compositions and well-known melodies of the Middle East and Central Asia. Performing at times with an acoustic sound and at times through the filter of a modern approach, the result is a multiform soundscape resulting from a true love for music.

 

Alkis Agathokleous –ney

Giannis Koutis – electric oud, voice

Andreas Stefanou – drums

Nicolas Tryphonos – double bass

 

Music begins at 9p.m.

Admission €7

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

 

THE FIREBIRD
Sunday 19 January 2014, 11:00

 

Princes and princesses, powers of the evil, a great egg and a bird with shiny, colourful feathers and special powers…!

 

Join us on a musical Sunday morning at Windcraft Music Centre for a fairy-tale narration, accompanied by music from “The Firebird” of Igor Stravinsky and interactive activities for children 4-10 years old! (in Greek)

 

Sunday, 19 January, 11a.m.

 

Please make a reservation at 22 377748

 

Participation fee: 5 euro per child

 

 

 

 

CHRISTOS YEROLATSITIS TRIO
"a trip over illusions"
Saturday 28 December 2013, 20:30
 

"Christos Yerolatsitis trio, featuring Andreas Rodosthenous on the bass and Stelios Xydias on the drums, are presenting their original work "A trip over illusions" @ Windcraft music center. It's a live performance with strong elements such as lyricism, spontaneity and honesty, based mainly on the original music of Christos Yerolatsitis. Main focus is to keep the audience connected with the band, creating a common atmosphere through the musical trip."

 

Christos Yerolatsitis - piano

Andreas Rodosthenous - bass

Stelios Xydias - drums

 

Music starts at 8:30 p.m.

5 euro entrance.

Information / Reservations: 22 377748

ACAPELLA SOLO LOOP
Album presentation
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 20:30
 

Acapella solo loop [Demetris Spyrou] presents his album “Anisichies enos iremou mialou” on Wednesday 11 December at Windcraft Music Centre.

 

This is the solo project of Demetris Spyrou (intibah, ομάδα υπόγα, built up area), whose music is almost solely based on voices and everyday utensils (pieces of wood, sheet iron, saws etc) for the production of sound as well as on various particular musical instruments. The sound puzzle is completed by his weird stories…

 

The album is an independent production with 11 songs and the whole package has been handmade from recycled material.

 

Music starts at 8:30 p.m.

5 euro entrance.

Information / Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

TOUCH RESPONSE
"chase you out of earth"
REGGAE FLAVOURS
Saturday 14 December 2013, 22:00
 

Touch Response go …. underground!

 

After their successful performance at the AvantGarden Festival II, the renewed Touch Response appear for one night at the multiplex basement of the Windcraft Music Centre.

 

The band plays reggae, ska and blues music tweaked with their own touch.

They bring together their diverse music backgrounds to form a unique result. The repertoire also includes original songs that emerged from their jammin’.

 

Touch Response:

Stefanos Ioannidis – Vocals, Acoustic Guitar

Aphrodite Nikolaou – Electric Bass

Stelios Frangos – Lead Guitar

Vassilis Palamas – Rthythm Guitar, Harmonica

Frixos Protopapas – Drums, Percussions

 

Music starts at 10:00 p.m.

6 euro entrance.

Information / Reservations: 22 377748

 

CHRISTMAS AT WINDCRAFT
Sunday 15 December 2013, 17:00-20:00
 

WINDCRAFT MUSIC CENTRE orginises a Christmas celebration in a cosy and festive atmosphere, treating you with some mulled wine and tea while wishing everyone happy holidays!

There will be gift ideas such as hand-made creations and accessories, used books, Christmas delicacies and of course ... live music from Windcraft's students, teachers and friends!

Join us with your family and friends on 15th December, 5-8p.m., on our Christmas party and enjoy our lovely Christmas atmosphere and nice melodies from Windcraft's students and ensembles!

 

 

 

THE "ε" PROJECT
Tuesday 3 December 2013, 21:00
 

For the “ε” project, four musicians came together to present songs you already know…differently! Through their influences they decided to create the “ε” project to re-arrange “ε”ntechna songs.

 

Giorgos Ioannou - voice

Ermis Michail – guitar

Andreas Rodosthenous – bass

Stelios Xydias - drums

 

Music starts at 9p.m.

6 euro entrance.

Information / Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

THE AMALGAMATION PROJECT
Sunday 24 November 2013, 19:00
 

The Amalgamation project was created by Vasiliki Anastasiou. The project’s heart is around her compositions. It also borrows and re-arranges traditional melodies from countries around the shores of the Mediterranean Sea but also from the whole of the Balkan peninsula. Vasiliki invites guest musicians from different backgrounds usually jazz, classical and folk, to share musical thoughts and experiment with the blend…

 

Vasiliki Anastasiou (vocals)

Ermis Michail (guitar)

Nicolas Tryphonos (double bass)

Alkis Agathokleous (ney)

Stelios Xydias (percussion)

 

Website: http://theamalgamationproject.com/

 

The concert starts at 7p.m. Concert fee: €8

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

 

The Amalgamation Project - Press Quotes

 

* “An instrumental voice(…) her latest project called the Amalgamation project is an exciting mix of sounds and styles fearlessly and effortlessly blended with Anastasiou ‘s unique voice providing the perfect glue to bring it all together”.

Cyprus weekly magazine

 

* “Vicky’s style is original. Her music is a fusion of greek music and jazz”.

Bonus magazine

 

* “Let me tell you (…)it was overall one of the highest quality performances of its kind I have ever seen. Full of surprises, twists and musical innovation. The group, the chorus, the technology involved, the variety of selection of the songs, the accuracy on performance, the expressions, the musicians. I wish we had more of this(...) This is the sort of performance that you pay £30-£40 to go and watch in Barbican. Well done for everyone involved!“

The London Greek language Meetup group

 

* “What an amazing performance!!!! Passionate, Creative, Emotional, Mystical!”

The London Greek language Meetup group

 

* “(…)The studio may have been small, but the sound Vicky, Ermis and Stelios produced was seriously mind blowing!The live songs performed were a blend of traditional music from the Mediterranean Sea and Balkan Peninsula complimented with jazz harmonies and grooves: in short an amalgam – a modern concept of traditional music. One of those songs was a delicate but profound interpretation of Misirlou. Vicky’s vocals were sensational, Ermis and Stelios on guitar and Cretan lyra respectively were hypnotising. As a team they interacted with instinct and feeling.I hope to have them back on the show in the future to perform live again!”

Maria Kay, Global Mixtape radio show/ Croydon Radio

IOANNA TROULLIDOU-MARIOS TOUMBAS 
JAZZ QUINTET
Friday 15 November 2013, 20:30
 

The pianist Marios Toumbas collaborates with the singer Ioanna Troullidou and another three great musicians from the Cypriot Jazz scene in a special jazz performance.


On 15th November they will perform songs from the classic repertoire of the traditional Jazz that will take us back to the 30’s, 40’s and the 50’s. Song of famous jazz composers such as Cole Porter, George Gershwin, Duke Ellington and Johnny Mercer will be performed bringing out the art of jazz improvisation.

 

Ioanna, who is considered one of the most expressive jazz voices on the island, has recently released her album “Get Out of Town”, with classic jazz music and the participation of the saxophonist Charis Ioannou and the pianist Marios Toumbas, among other musicians. The cd will be on sale at the concert.

Ioanna Troullidou (vocals)

Charis Ioannou (sax)

Marios Toumbas (piano)

Michael Messios (double bass)

Ioannis Vafeas (drums)
 

The concert starts at 8:30p.m. Concert fee: €8

Information/Reservations: 22 377748

 

 

BRASS NIGHTS at WINDCRAFT

October Sundays at Windcraft are dedicated to the brass!

 

 

For three consecutive weeks, Windcraft Music Centre will be hosting “brass” musicians and groups that will offer us three special music nights! The three concerts have the thematic titles: Ethnic Brass, Solo Brass and Classical Brass.

 

ETHNIC BRASS – Kind of Brass

Sunday, 6 October

 

The almost brass band “Kind of Brass” is back to perform their new program, with music from Greece, Cyprus and the Balkans! Well-known melodies and rhythms take a new form while re-arranged to fit the sound of this group!

 

The musicians:

Christos Loizides trumpet

Elli Michael alto saxophone

Eliana Pavlou french horn

Marios Stylianou trombone

Euthymios Papadopoulos bass

Vasilis Vasiliou percussion

 

 

SOLO BRASS – Trombone recital

Sunday, 13 October

 

The trombonist Nicolaos Koukouvinos, accompanied by Krasimir Mihnev on the piano, is giving a recital with classical pieces written for trombone. The program includes works by G. Ph. Telemann, A. Guilmant, L. Borden, B. Marcello, J. Casterede.

 

 

CLASSICAL BRASS

Sunday 20 October

 

The exceptional musicians and teachers at Windcraft Music Centre Christos Loizides (trumpet), Eliana Pavlou (French horn), Nicolaos Koukouvinos (trombone), Elli Michael (saxophone) and Annini Tsiouti (piano) will perform classical pieces written for the above instruments solo, but also for brass ensembles.

The program includes compositions by F. Strauss, G. Enesco, A. Corelli, E. Bozza and others.

 

 

All concerts start at 9p.m.

Concert fee: €5

Information: 22 377748

JAM SESSION MONDAYS at WINDCRAFT!
 

Windcraft Music Centre welcomes autumn by establishing Jam Session Mondays!

 

Starting with three performances on 16, 23 and 30 September, the Symmetry Jazz Trio (Marios Toumbas – piano, Michael Messios – bass, Ioannis Vafeas - drums) will be performing their own compositions as well as jazz standards, welcoming afterwards all musicians to join them in a jam session!

 

 

Concerts begin at 9p.m. 5 euro entrance.

ETHNIC TRIO live at WINDCRAFT
Wednesday 25 September 2013, 21:00

 

Three special musicians, Alkis Agathokleous (ney, tzourosaz), Giannis Koutis (oud, fretless guitar, vocals) and Nicolas Tryphonos (double bass) meet at Windcraft Music Centre to bring to life original compositions and well-known melodies of the Middle East.

 

 

Improvisation has a distinct role in their music, combining both eastern and western music elements in a unique way and producing a multiform soundscape resulting from a true love for music.

 

 

Concert begins at 9p.m.

5 euro entrance.

Poustseno (Makedonian folk dance)

 

Windcraft organises seminars on

The rhythm, style and traditional improvisation of clarinet and saxophone in Makedonia and Thrace

with Vasilis Kommatas

Thursday 12 September 2013, 17:00-19:00
 

Vasilis Kommatas is clarinetist and saxophonist. He teaches at the Department of Folk and Traditional Music at TEI Epirus and has collaborated with many Greek and international musicians, such as Theodossii Spasov, Goran Bregovic, Cabaret Balkan, Agamoi Thytai and many more.

 

 

Participation cost: 15 euro

(For Windcraft students: 10 euro)

 

 

RESERVE EARLY at 22 377748

 

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