Paradise Jazz Festival is going to take place from the 239h of July until 6th
of August 2011 in Pomos at the venue of Paradise Place. Two Fridays &
Saturdays full of good Jazz music, where 7 bands (28 musicians) are going to
This year`s musical celebration will start
on Friday 23th of July at 9.30pm with the ‘Trio Smiles’ accompanied by Polish
singer Gabriela Kozyra and flautist Eleonora Rousou. The trio was formed in
2003 by Stelios Papazoglou (Greece) on guitar, Andrea Rodosthenous on bass and
Rodos Panayiotou on drums. They will be performing a tribute to the great music
of JOYCE (who is one of the great musical treasures of Brazil. Combines Brazilian rhythms, jazz harmonies and intelligent lyrics).
24th of July, the night starts at 9pm with the 'Ofer Ganor Quartet’. One of the greatest Jazz Masters, Ofer
Ganor, will be in Cyprus with a star studded lineup featuring some of the
finest musicians on the island. Ganor is a multi award winner and recording
artist and has played and recorded with the likes of Herbie Hancock, Ron
Carter, James Moody and many others. Don't miss the opportunity to see this
living legend in the flesh at Paradise Place during the 12th PJFestival! Joining him on stage will be Irinaeos Koullouras on bass, George
Koulas on drums and George Krasides on sax & clarinet.
continues with more big names! The well known Israeli drummer Asaf Sirkis will
perform with his Trio. They have played at many festivals around Europe, and
have received rave reviews from magazines and other media. As individual
artists they have made many recordings and performed with a great number of
musicians. Asaf himself was one of the
original members of Gilad`s Atzmon band - The Orient House Ensemble - and he
has recorded 7 albums with him. His Trio consists by Tassos Spiliotopoulos
(Greece) on guitar and Yaron Stavi on bass. The concert starts at 11pm.
week Friday & Saturday we have 4 bands playing!
On Friday 5th of August the night starts
with ‘Tat-Nabar’. They were created by Lefteris Moschovias in Cyprus during the
summer of 2000, and their goal is to break away from the usual musical trends,
by utilizing anything but the usual musical instruments, with the source of
their inspiration originating from the musical history of Africa. They are hymn
singers, percussionists, healers, dancers, troubadours and only use self-made
musical instruments from recycled materials.
Later in the
night we present a band with a superb lineup. The 'Kafeney Houseband’ by Alkis
Agathokleous on nei, Savvas Houvartas on guitar, George Koulas on drums &
Andrea Rodosthenous on the bass. The aim of the band is musical communication
and band improvisation using traditional and modern music together with
original compositions. Their music elements contain explosive changes of motion
thru a specific sound color and expressive freedom. The quartet is performing
regularly at “Kafeney” in Limassol and soon are going to record their first
album with original compositions. Joining them as a special guest at the
festival will be vocalist Vicky Anastasiou who will enrich the quartet`s sound.
of August at night starts with a band that Stelios Xydias is introducing to our
festival called ‘Quarteto Nuevo’. Consisting of Mauricio Gomez- sax (Spain),
Isaac Martin- guitar (Spain), Andrea Rodosthenous – bass and Stelios himself on
drums. All the members of the band attended Rotterdam Conservatorium of Music
in the Netherlands where they met. The music they play is mostly their original
plus music from the traditional and modern jazz repertoire.
The 12th PJFestival will end with one of the most famous artists worldwide -
saxophonist Tony Lakatos. He has performed as a saxophone soloist in numerous
jazz/pop/rock recordings and concerts. Tony has played the saxophone on 350
LP/CD recordings as a leader or as a sideman. He will be joining the ‘Charis
Ioannou Quartet’. Charis Ioannou will be on the alto sax, Ioannis Vafeas on
drums, Marios Toumpas on keys & Michalis Messios on bass.
Youngsters between 12 & 16 years old,
students & soldiers pay half price and kids under 12 years old the entrance