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The Paradise Place is proud to present the dates and programme of 4th Paradise Jazz Festival 

The dates are Friday the 12th, Saturday the 13th and Sunday the 14th of September 2003.

After a years break we are coming back with new ideas (don’t miss the other events at the Beach Café in Coral Bay)  & much more music with more groups (8), a big variety of different styles, (from the sound of the Hammond to classical line up jazz, from modified Cypriot songs to Samba & from modern jazz of the 50`s & the 60`s to funk, blues & boogie. LOVELY!  This 4th PJFestival has it all. But what is really new in this years programme is the approach to the local music scene, with the hope that this will be the beginning of a cultural exchange through music. Our goal is to bring together our local artists with the European scene, and to create more festive atmosphere.
We invite you all to support our efforts to establish an annual event, so we can all enjoy more & more live music.

There for, we open the first day with the Alter Ego, a young band that we discovered in Limassol. Alkis Agathogleous on guitar, Phideas Polystipiotis on acoustic bass & Alexander Bayraktarov on the drums. Classical jazz sounds will stimulate our senses for more to come…

The star of the day is coming next. The virtuoso jazz pianist Gwilym Simcock leads a classic jazz line up with Howard Simpson on trumpet, Sam Crockatt on tenor sax, Dave Mannington on bass, & Darren Altman on drums. Gwilym at the tender age of 22 appears regularly at Ronnie Scotts & the “606”, London’s top jazz venues.
We can’t wait.

Just after you have enjoyed watching the sun setting in the sea right in front of you, the party will begin. Juba on stage. A dynamic band, also from Limassol, that combines Blues, Funk, Jazz & Boogie will end, with the best way, the first day of the festival. The lucky ones that had the chance to enjoy them here in Paradise July’s 20th gig, they know exactly what we mean. Juba is an old African word for celebration. Extreme magazine called them “the adults of the revolution”. Georges Goulas on the drums, Irinaeos Koulouras on the bass, Giorgos Krasidis on saxophones, Mihalis Mihael on trumpet  & Philip Pearson on guitar & vocals.

For the 2nd day, Saturday, we start with The Metalaxis. Irinaeos Koulouras, (acoustic bass) & Evagoras Karagiorgis, (lout), modify Cypriot songs in jazz. The duo, that is been working many years on the subject & on this kind of transformations, they have acquired a great number of fans amongst those who appreciate creative experiments in music. This band will close the circle of local participation on this year’s festival. We really hope, that also in the future, we will have the chance to listen more of the islands music amongst the “imported” stars, & maybe one day we will see them together on stage…. (What is a man without a dream)?

And then, it doesn’t get more bluesy than this! The Reverend Whittaker recreates the sound of great Jimmy Smith on Hammond organ with Steve Buckley on guitar & Eryl Roberts on drums. A sensation at the last Paradise Jazz Festival they return to Cyprus & at Paradise Place. A chance for Hammond fans to hear live the only organ on the island..

Last, for Saturday night, the friendly diva of the festival Anita Wardel. A fabulous jazz voice. Well-known & much loved in Cyprus, she returns for her fourth tour on the island. With a newly released album, “Until the stars fade”, she is dominating the local scene in all the best London jazz clubs. From Ballad to Bebop, she sings with Simon Whiteside on piano, Darren Altman on drums, Dave Whitford on bass, Jamie O` Donnell on the alto-sax, a fantastic quartet, and many more specials quests.

On Sunday apart from the rest of the groups that we all ready mention the new comers on the festival is
a) The Jim Hart Quartetrecall the great Modern Jazz Quartet of the 50`s & 60`s. Vibraphone star Jim Hart reflects this most famous of all jazz quartets, and adds his own interpretations of the great jazz standards. With Simon Whiteside on piano, Dave Whitford on bass, Eryl Roberts on drums, plus quests Gareth Lockrane on flute & Tim Richards on baritone sax and
b) The Sirius B …Where jazz meets samba! Appearing this year at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival, they journey then to Cyprus to bring their mix of samba & bossa nova at the festival. So bring your dancing shoes! Azhar vocals, Joe (Ze) keyboards, Kevin Figers flute/sax, Felix Gibao percussion, Greg Cordez bass, & Paul Downers drums.  

So let me count…30 musicians & 8 bands over 3 days. Can it be better? And all this for still a very good price: £8 for Friday, 8 for Saturday and £12 for Sunday. Special packet for all 3 days: £22!

Buffet for £5 a person and Bus service for Polis area & possible for Paphos to. (Information’s soon)

So let the good times   roll love……….See you soon…

"We're an expanding group of friends with respect to nature and love to music who gets together once a year in a place full of inspiration, sunsets, moons, breeze, and sea, with the mood to celebrate and share quality timeless moments ….
Everything happens with a simplicity that is hard to find."

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