ARCHIVE 2018-19

Saturday 8th December 2018, 9p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

ODYSSEAS TOUMAZOU TRIO

Jazz with a Cypriot touch

Odysseas Toumazou Trio (ODY3) is a newly formed project dedicated to performing original compositions. Odysseas’ creations are influenced by jazz and classical music, while enriched by a tinge of traditional Greek and Cypriot music, thus creating a unique sound catering to a wide array of audiences with varied tastes in music. Improvisation is a key element of Odysseas' music, allowing for environment and audience alike to subtly influence the direction, the sound, and consequently the journey one embarks on in tandem with Odysseas and his fellow musicians.

Odysseas Toumazou - guitar
George Koulas - drums
Andreas Rodosthenous - electric bass


Concert fee: 10 euro (8 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

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Friday 14th December 2018, 9p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

VASILIS V FULL SET PROJECT

Enchanting percussion sounds

Windcraft presents a solo performance of Vasilis Vasiliou, who uniquely combines the handpan with the grooves of other rhythmic percussion creating a mesmerising, playful and uplifting soundscape.

Vasilis Vasiliou is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and composer. Lately he is dedicated to the production of experimental compositions by combining the handpan with various music genres leading to extraordinary, contemporary sounds. World, Ethnic and Electro influences permeated with the organic sound of percussions, improvisations, personal compositions, and cover songs provide to the listeners a unique musical experience.

Through his solo shows and his trips in Europe, where he performed in the streets of Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Italy, Switzerland, Luxembourg and France, he is seeking to connect with his audience, while bringing to life notes and sounds with every touch of his handpan.

Concert fee: 7 euro (5 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com


 

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Tuesday 18th December 2018, 9p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

GIANNIS DISKOS & GEORGE MORFITIS

Jazz meets Tradition

The virtuoso saxophonist and clarinettist Giannis Diskos (Imam Baildi, Chouska) collaborates for the first time with the exceptional pianist Giorgos Morfitis, for a performance that combines the music tradition of the Balkans with the sounds of modern jazz.

Giannis Diskos is a distinguished clarinettist and saxophonist from Edessa. He grew up in a musical family, listening to the music of North Greece and the Balkans. He has participated in numerous Greek recordings and has performed next to important Greek singers. He has been a member of the Greek band Imam Baildi since the creation of the group, with which they have performed in major international festivals, as well as a founding member of Chouska Ensemble.

George Morfitis is a jazz and latin pianist from Cyprus. After studying in Havana (Cuba) and the Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam (Netherlands), he returned to Cyprus where he now performs regularly with different bands and teaches at the ARTE Music Academy. His main music project is Macumba – a band performing original compositions in latin music style –, while he is also directing and conducting The Paphos Big Band.

The two musicians will put together their diverse musical influences, bringing closer the world of tradition and the universe of jazz while they playfully rearrange well-known folk tunes as well as compositions from the repertoire of contemporary jazz and world music. Oriental modes will come across jazz harmony and latin grooves, creating a unique and exciting musical combination. Special guests will also join the concert for a few pieces.

Concert fee: 10 euro (8 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

 

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Sunday 10th February 2019, 7p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

DANCES FROM FRANCE & ARGENTINA

Saxophone and Piano Recital

The duo Christos Zenios (saxophone) and Marianna Georgiou (piano), present their third concert for piano and saxophone at Windcraft Music Centre in Nicosia, on Sunday, 10th of February 2019. The programme will include different dances from France and Argentina with works by Gabriel Grovlez, Pierre Max Dubois, Jean Francaix and Astor Piazzolla.

The same concert will be repeated on 15th February at Technopolis 20 in Paphos and on 17th February at Orpheas Music Hall (Novia Mavromoustaki Music School) in Limassol.

Christos Zenios - saxophone
Marianna Georgiou - piano


Concert fee: 10 euro (7 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

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Saturday 16th February 2019, 6-8p.m.

European University Cyprus

SINGING FOR A REASON

TALENT SHOW BY THE YOUNG VOLUNTEERS

The Young Volunteers organise their annual talent show for children on Saturday 10th March 2018 at the European University of Cyprus. Because every kid hides a talent!


The Windcraft Junior Band will join once more this charity event, in a joint performance with the Young Volunteers Choir! 

Do not miss this fun show, presented by young talents for a good reason, with the participation of students of Lakatamia High School, Music Moments Studio, Windcraft Music Centre and other schools.

Free entrance for children, €5 for adults.

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Thursday 11th April 2019, 7-9p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

IMPROVISATION IN

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC

WORKSHOP WITH VASILIS XENOPOULOS

Windcraft Loud, in collaboration with A. Vafea Jazz Projects, presents a seminar on “Improvisation in contemporary music” with renowned saxophonist and composer Vasilis Xenopoulos.  

 

The seminar is split in two parts – theory and praxis. The first part will attempt to approach improvisation through the historical development of different styles of jazz – from ragtime to blues and swing, up to modern bebop and fusion. There will be a presentation and analysis of the most common scales that are in use in contemporary music, such as major/minor pentatonics, blues scales and jazz modes, with an association (through the degrees of scale) to the traditional scales of western music.

 

The second part of the seminar will be practical, with the participants applying theory on their instruments. Improvisation in different styles of modern music, such as jazz, funk and latin, will be explored and applied.

 

The workshop addresses performers of any melodic instrument at any level of expertise and will last two hours.  


Participation fee: 15 euro (10 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Information and reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

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Saxophonist and composer Vasilis Xenopoulos is one of the most accomplished Greek jazz musicians of his generation. London became his permanent home after graduating from the infamous Berklee College of Music, and gradually established himself as one of London’s up and coming jazz saxophonists. He has worked with some of the best musicians in the British jazz scene, such as Jim Mullen, Steve Waterman, Alan Barnes, Derek Nash, Bruce Adams, Martin Shaw, Nigel Price, Ray Gelato, and many others. On an international level, he has appeared with a variety of top performers such as sensational pianists Hiromi, and Jason Lindner.

 

In 2009 he formed “The Xtet" and their debut album “Loud City" containing 8 original compositions was released on 33Jazz Records in 2011. Two years later he released his second album “The Wind Machine" under the same label, which gained some fine reviews in the top British media such as The Times and BBC radio 3. In 2017 Nigel Price and Vasilis created the XPQ (Xenopoulos/Price Quartet) and recorded their first album under that brand, “Sidekicks" which celebrates some of the most successful guitar/sax pairings in the history of jazz.

 

Vasilis has appeared in many guises, as guest soloist, as band leader or as saxophone section leader in jazz venues and jazz festivals throughout the UK. He is currently playing with the Nigel Price Organ trio as well as Derek Nash’s Sax Appeal.

 

His explosive style means he is in great demand as a saxophone player for popular music and as a session musician.

 

“One of the most fiery young saxophonists around blazes a path through the hard bop repertoire" (The Times)

 

“A tremendous asset to the UK Jazz Scene" (London Jazz News)

 

…"A bright newcomer on alto and tenor saxist Vasilis Xenopoulos"… (Evening Standard)

www.vasilisx.com, www.facebook.com/vasilisjazz

Sunday 12th May 2019, 8p.m.

Windcraft Music Centre

A.R.project

CONCERT

Four years after the first recorded work titled “Simplicity”, Andreas Rodosthenous comes back, evolving and suggesting his new work titled “Complexity”. This project tries to communicate the troubled and complex way of life that many people live today and leads to estrangement. The music is instrumental and this makes things more difficult to communicate without spoken word, but creates an even bigger challenge, for the musicians and audience, to find a common language that can be supported, with thoughts, expression and sound than just the notes!

 

This production is brand new since the compositions are not released yet. Music that has been created in the past four years. The contribution of the musicians in modern improvised and interactive music is of utmost importance; hence the compositions are completed on stage where each musician contributes in their own unique way, musicality and personality.

 

The “A.R project” consists of, Christos Yerolatsitis on the piano, Stelios Xydias on the drums and Andreas Rodosthenous on the electric fretted and fretless bass. Having a course for over 10 years, their influences from the modern jazz music scene as well as the world music scene, brought them together managing to acquire their own sound, individually and as a trio.


Concert fee: 10 euro (8 euro for Windcraft Loud members)

Information and reservations:
22 377748, info@windcraftmusic.com

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Wednesday 12th June 2019, 6:30 p.m.

Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation

SISTEMA IN CONCERT FOR THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2019

JOINED BY THE WINDCRAFT JUNIOR BAND

Sistema Cyprus’ orchestra is preparing to draw everyone back into its rhythm at its upcoming concert which is dedicated to the World Refugee Day. Seventy five children from Nicosia and Larnaca will be joined by Windcraft Junior Band to showcase their talent and achievements through a musical program that will offer the audience some beautiful music and great inspiration. The concert will take place on Wednesday June 12th at 18:30 at the Bank of Cyprus Cultural Foundation’s Open Air Theatre in Faneromeni, Nicosia.   

The concert is organized under the auspices of the United Nation’s High Commissioner for Refugees in Cyprus as part of its activities  on the occasion of this  World Refugee Day. With  the slogan “Join us and take a step #WithRefugees” the concert aims to send a ‘loud musical’ message calling for the respect, acceptance and integration of refugees into the new societies. Across the world, institutions and individual people from all different socio-economic levels, take small or big steps in solidarity with refugees. Inspired by the actions of so many others, we invite each and every one of you to take a step and support refugees in any way you can on this World Refugee Day.  

The orchestra, under the artistic and musical direction of Petros Stylianou, promises to take the audience on a musical journey through rhythms and melodies from around the world and especially from Latin America.

Admission at the concert is free of charge and we would be honored if you joined us in our cause. The audience will also have the opportunity to make a donation to Sistema Cyprus on the day, supporting its efforts to bring social change through music. 


More information: www.sistemacyprus.com  

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Sunday 23rd June 2019, 5p.m.

Goethe-Institut Zypern

WINDCRAFT'S SUMMER CONCERT

It's summer time and we celebrate it with music! 

Join Windcraft's summer concert on 23rd June, 5p.m., at the Goethe-Institut Zypern, and enjoy our young students performing music that they like and that you will love! 

Free admission.

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