ARCHIVE 2016-17

BALTIC JAZZ

Domas Aleksa & Leonid Nesterov

Fr. 9 September 2016, 21:00

 

The duet of internationally renowned bass player Domas Aleksa (Lithuania) and pianist Leonid Nesterov (Latvia) is opening the autumn series of concerts organised by  Windcraft Loud.

A modern jazz concert by a unique combination of musicians!

 

Domas Aleksa is one of the best bass players in Lithuania and the Baltic States. From the age of 6 he started playing classical cello, but after 7 years he became more interested in playing the guitar. Domas has toured internationally with many popular acts and musicians. His performance credits and tours include American blues star Otis Taylor and jazz singer Philip Hamilton to name but a few. At Sony Jazz Stage he played with world famous American drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, while at the Klaipeda Jazz Festival he performed with the Tunisian lute and guitar prodigy Nabil Khemir. Domas has collaborated with various bands and performed in numerous prestigious international jazz festivals, including London, Ottawa, Tokyo, Moscow, Cairo, Acacia (Ethiopia), Izmir (Turkey), Bratisvalava, JazzKaar, Europalia (Belgium), and many others. Together with various pop bands he has supported many international superstars, such as Black Eyed Peas, Simply Red, Macy Gray, Avril Lavigne and more. With his own band, D'Orange, he has supported Incognito, Poogie Bell Band, Roy Ayers Band, and others. Domas has recorded more than 30 studio albums as a session musician for other artists in various styles of music, and even with the demands of a busy touring and recording schedule, he still finds time to continue working on his own compositions and is recently recorded his second studio album, which was released in March, 2015.

 

Leonid Nesterov began his music career in Latvia and has lived in Limassol since 2010; he plays with different musicians around Cyprus sharing his passion for jazz performing with various musicians from Baltic States, Germany, Cyprus, Russia and Israel.

 

Friday 9 September 2016, 21:00
Concert fee €10 / €8 for Windcraft Loud members

Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia)

Information / Reservations: 22-377748

 

 

CHRISTOS YEROLATSITIS TRIO

Sun. 6 November 2016, 21:00

 

Α jazz concert with original modern compositions by three exceptional Cypriot musicians.

 

Christos Yerolatsitis is a Jazz Pianist who lives in The Netherlands for the last 8 years. From 2009-2013 he followed the Jazz-piano bachelor program at the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague and from 2013-2015 he continued with his master studies at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with the pianists Karel Boehlee and Harmen Franje. Christos has shared the stage with some of the best jazz musicians of the Dutch scene such as Benjamin Herman, John Ruocco and Simon Rigter. He has attended workshops of Brad Mehldau, Jason Moran, Enrico Pieranunzi, Aaron Parks and more. At the moment he performs on a regular basis in several projects in and around the Netherlands both as a sideman and leader.

 

Together with Andreas Rodosthenous on bass and Stelios Xydias on drums he formed his trio where they mainly perform his original music.

 

 

Christos Yerolatsitis - piano

Andreas Rodosthenous - bass

Stelios Xydias - drums

 

Sunday 6 November 2016, 21:00
Concert fee €7

Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia)

Information / Reservations: 22-377748

 

 

URBAN TRIO feat. ANDREAS POLYZOGOPOULOS

Sun. 20 November 2016, 21:00

 

Each time the trumpet of Andreas Polyzogopoulos meets the sounds of Andreas Rodosthenous, Giorgos Morfitis and Stelios Xydias, the result is a concert full of colours and memories, with strong emotional moments balancing between nostalgia and passion. Using their personal sound and a unique way of expression, the four musicians perform compositions of the bass player Andreas Rodosthenous, as well as original pieces from Andreas Polyzogopoulos’ personal albums. Their music is formed through the long performance experience and experimentation and the multiple influences of all four musicians.

 

The Urban Trio was formed 3 years ago with Giorgos Morfitis on the piano and Stelios Xydias on the drums. The band got invited to prestigious festivals like, EUNIC jazz festival in Berlin and Technopolis jazz festival in Athens. They recorded their first personal works titled “Simplicity” with Alkis Agathokleous on the Ney, who then continued performing with them. Now, with Andreas Polyzogopoulos on the trumpet, they perform tunes from the cd of Andreas Polizogopoulos titled “Annica” and the music of Andreas Rodosthenous and the Urban Trio, as well as new pieces. Together they follow a more modern way of expressing their music.

 

Andreas Polyzogopoulos is one of the most eminent young musicians of the Greek jazz scene and he is performing extensively with different bands in many European countries. He first got involved in music by studying guitar at the age of ten in Samiko, a small village in South-West Greece where he was born. At sixteen he moves to Athens and starts participating in rock and blues bands but soon he discovers jazz. He studies jazz guitar with Yiotis Samaras at Philipos Nakas Conservatory and in 2000 picks up the trumpet. In October 2002 he moves to the Netherlands and studies at the Conservatorium Van Amsterdam. He also takes lessons from Markus Stockhausen and Angelo Verploegen and follows a workshop with Paolo Fresu in Sardegna. While studying in Amsterdam he plays with various multi-ethnic groups and in 2006 he forms “Poly Quartet”, a group that performs his own compositions. In 2008, the band records the album “Perfumed Dreams” and wins the first place in “Motives for Jazz” competition in Belgium. The same year he graduates from Conservatorium van Amsterdam and returns to Greece. He appears on 45 records, has performed all over Greece and Europe and in 2010 was a member of the European Youth Jazz Orchestra. In 2013 he recorded a Cd with songs of his favourite rock band and all-time inspiration Pink Floyd (Heart of The Sun - The music of Pink Floyd) and toured around Europe and in New York city. Andreas colaborated with Tore Brunborg, Michel Portal, Gunter Baby Zomer, Markus Stockhausen, Tony Lakatos, Psarantonis, Savina Yannatou, Maria Farantouri, Dulce Pontes, Serge Teyssot Gay (Noir Desires), Anne Paceo, Kostas Theodorou, Yiorgos Kontrafouris, Mode Plagal, Nikos Sidirokastritis, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou, David Lynch, Stavros Lantsias, Haig Yazdjan, Vangelis Katsoulis, Takis Barberis, Thanasis Papakonstantinou among others. In 2014 Andreas brings a new band together playing his newest compositions. The record released in 2015 is called “Anicca” and the Mediterranean sound is more present in the sound of the band.

 

Andreas Polyzogopoulos - trumpet

Andreas Rodosthenous - bass

Giorgos Morfitis - piano

Stelios Xydias - drums

 

Sunday 20 November 2016, 21:00
Concert fee €10 (€8 for Windcraft Loud members)

Windcraft Music Centre (27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia)

Information / Reservations: 22-377748

 

 

WINDCRAFT BAND'S

Christmas Performances

This Christmas, Windcraft Band celebrates Hope, Arts and Creativity through their music!

Join them in one of their special upcoming performances:

 

Saturday 17th December, 12:45

2017 #UnitedByHope, at the Home for Cooperation

 

Sunday 18th December, 12:00

Χριστούγεννα εντός των Τεχνών,

at Chrysaliniotissa Arts&Craft Centre

 

Friday 23rd December, 19:30

Nicosia Pop Up Festival 2016, in the City Plaza

 

 

WINDCRAFT'S WINTER CONCERT

Fr. 16th December 2016, 19:00

 

You are invited to Windcraft's Winter Concert!
Let winds and pianos and percussion take you to a Winter Wonderland!

Free entrance.

 

 

 

 

 

GIANNIS KOUTIS SOLO CONCERT

Sun. 26th March 2017, 20:30

 

Giannis Koutis presents a performance using as a leading instrument the unique sound of the Oud which is supported intercalary both from the mellow sound of the Classical Fretless Guitar and the dynamism of the human Voice. The natural acoustic sound of the performance is occasionally transformed through the use of the repetition technique of the Loops creating thus special soundscapes and emotions.

 

A musical monologue with several interchangeable sound colors which share a common denominator, the powerful substance of the melody. Original compositions are presented but also familiar tunes which they derive mainly from the repertoire of the modal music traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean.   

 

Giannis Koutis:

Oud, Fretless Classical Guitar, Voice, Cumbus, Duduk, Loops

 

Sunday 26 March 2017, 20:30

Entrance fee: 5 euro

Windcraft Music Centre – Nicosia

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015

 

Reservations: 22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

WINDCRAFT'S SPRING CONCERT

Sat. 1st April 2017, 18:00

 

You are invited to Windcraft's traditional spring concert, featuring young and mature music students and ensembles!

Free entrance!

 

 

Saturday 1 April 2017, 18:30

Windcraft Music Centre – Nicosia

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015

 

Information: 22 377748

BALKAN MUSIC WORKSHOPS

with Giannis Diskos

11-13 May 2017

 

Windcraft Loud is proud to present a workshop for wind instruments with saxophonist/clarinetist of "Imam Baildi" Giannis Diskos on Balkan music!


Join any of the following sessions at Windcraft Music Centre and find out more about phrasing, groove and improvisation in the exciting music tradition of the Balkans.
 

 

THU. 11 May 2017 // 19:00-21:00

Balkan music repertoire
FR. 12 May 2017 // 19:00-21:00

Balkan music repertoire
SAT. 13 May 2017 // 10:00-13:00

Improvisation, phrasing and style in Balkan music

 

 

Participation costs €15 per session.
Free for Windcraft Loud members.
Information/Reservations: 22-377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

Windcraft Music Centre – Nicosia

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 10

 

 

5 YEARS WINDCRAFT

Summer Concert

25 June 2017

 

Windcraft will be 5 years old ! ! !


Join us to celebrate at our annual Summer Concert which will take place on Sunday 25th June 2017, 6p.m., at the Goethe-Institut in Nicosia. After the concert featuring our students and ensembles, a cocktail will follow in the garden of the Institute, with drinks and more surprises!

 

 

Sunday 25 June, 18:00

Goethe-Institut Nicosia

21 Markos Drakos Ave, 1102

 

Free entrance
Information: 22-377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

 

 

WINDCRAFT BAND at 16th COUNTRYSIDE ANIMAFEST "VIEWS OF THE WORLD"

27 June 2017

 

 

Countryside Animafest Cyprus, the official animation festival of Cyprus, is one of the longest-running film festivals in Cyprus. It is renowned for the high quality of its programming, for its wide and enthusiastic audience and for its active presence in the cultural scene throughout the year.

 

Its aim is to cultivate the art of animation, by raising audience awareness and promoting cultural, financial and social development in the field of independent animation filmmaking. Its various activities throughout the year include the annual Countryside Animafest Cyprus, expert seminars and workshops, academic forums, special screenings, etc. In this way the festival initiates international collaborations and provides opportunities for artistic growth.

 

This year’s Festival focuses on Japan, and in cooperation with the European Capital of Culture – Pafos2017 Organisation and EU JAPAN FEST, present a great exhibition of contemporary Japanese Engraving at the Famagusta Gate in Nicosia (21/6), an exhibition of the traditional Ukiyo-e Japanese Engraving at the Hambis Printmaking Museum in Platanisteia (24/6), as well as a tribute to Japanese independent animation cinema and an exhibition with works by the most important representative of our days, of independent Japanese Animation, Koji Yamamura. More screenings will take place at Technopolis 20 (25/6, 21:00) and Almyra Hotel (26/6, 21:00)

All screenings and parallel events will continue in Nicosia, at the Archontiko of Axiothea, Theatro Ena, Pyli Ammochostou and the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation.

 

Windcraft Band is proud to be opening the children's animation screenings on Tuesday 27th June at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation!

 

Tuesday 27 June, 19:45

Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

86-90 Faneromenis Street, 1011 Nicosia

 

Free entrance

Canalón de Timbiquí

present a workshop on

TRADITIONAL COLOMBIAN MUSIC

5 July 2017

 

Windcraft is proudly hosting a workshop with the Colmbian group Canalón de Timbiquí on traditional Colombian music from the Pacific coast. The workshop will introduce us to the structure of traditional female vocals, the structure of marimba music as well as the variety of rhythms playd on the Colombian Pacific coast.

At the end of the workshop, participants will be invited to perform a song with the musicians.

 

Vocalists, percussionists and other instrumentalists or music lovers are welcome to join.

 

Wednesday 5 July, 18:00-20:00

Windcraft Music Centre

27 Xanthis Xenierou, 1015 Nicosia

 

Participation fee: €15 (Free for Windcraft Loud members)

 

Information & reservations: 22-377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

**Canalón de Timbiquí will perform with their full band on Friday 7th July 2017 at the Afro-Banana Festival. More information here:

https://2017.afrobananarepublic.com/