14th Paradise Jazz Festival
... ... Our program will begin on Friday 9th of August, time 9.30 pm in an investigatory way, with the ‘Million Grains of Sand. The Trio`s members are Lefteris Moumtzis who will be on guitar loops and vocals, Michalis Michael on trumpet and flugelhorn and ...
8th & 9th of August 2013
14th Press Release
Dear Friends of Paradise Jazz Festival
… Our program will begin on Friday 9th of August, time 9.30 pm in an investigatory way, with the ‘Million Grains of Sand. The Trio`s members are Lefteris Moumtzis who will be on guitar loops and vocals, Michalis Michael on trumpet and flugelhorn and Alexander Gagatsis on vibes and percussion. They will present an experimental set of unusual arrangements consisting of original compositions and jazz standards.
We will continue with an old familiar group at Paradise Place, maybe with the most loyal audience between the Cyprus jazz bands, the ‘Irinaeos Trio’, who of course are Irinaeos Koullouras on the acoustic bass, Giorgos Koulas on drums and Giorgos Krasides on saxophone. In their repertoire there are pieces carefully chosen from jazz in general and authentic compositions. Their style is a mix of modern jazz, trad, Mediterranean and ethnic which results in a unique and authentic musical trademark. We cannot wait to listen to…
On Saturday the 10th we will begin with ‘The Charis Ioannou Trio which is a traditional jazz trio that focuses on the Great American Songbook of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Classic songs made famous by legendary voices such as Billie Holliday, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong and many more, which will now be revisited by tenor saxman Charis Ioannou along with upcoming bass player Greg Makamian and the sensational Ioannis Vafeas on drums. A performance that guarantees to enthrall the audience at this one off appearance at the magical 14th PJF!
We will end this musical celebration with an upbeat band, featuring upcoming stars from the Cyprus jazz environment, called Funkystraat. They are group dedicated to jazz meets funk. The band was formed in 2012. The members are Ermis Michail on electric guitar, Andreas Panteli on keys (rhodes, organ), Andreas Rodosthenous electric bass and Andreas Stefanou on drums. The group performs music based on the Jazz harmonic language in combination with rhythms and grooves from the world of funk.
Once again we will have the pleasure in presenting well known and upcoming musicians together. Everybody will be there for the traditional jam session that will follow, therefore organize your program and join us! You will love it!
As we already said tickets costs 10 euro and music performances will begin at 9pm
Paradise Place will organize a buffet, 10 euro a plate and drinks will be sold at reasonable prices.
Let`s all be there! Thank you ALL!
Relax, chill-out, kick off your shoes, sip on a long refreshing drink, and enjoy the company of staff, after all, you are in Paradise. The Place is unique. Situated in Pomos, in the north-western corner of Cyprus, the area blessed with a wonderful dramatic rocky coastline and villages where time is still valued. The building is delightfully quirky in character: but then, it is the home of the famous Paradise Jazz Festival.
Since its establishment in 1999, Paradise Jazz Festival has become a household name for music and profoundly jazz lovers all over the island and even internationally. Each year we take pride in presenting our unique selection of jazz melodies and uniting jazz lovers from all over the beautiful island of Cyprus in moments of harmony and happiness.
We thank them all, musicians, our fantastic audience, and our sponsors who without their psychological help and financial contribution in these difficult times, our events would no longer exist.
Another great-great thank you goes to all volunteers who each one of them is helping us with their own way to organize this event in its finest way. Their help is touching our hearts and is boosting our creativity.
"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".
By the Cyprus Jazz Musicians & The Orange Train