16th Paradise Jazz Festival
It gives us great pleasure to share with you and announce the music program of the 16th PJFestival, which is happening in beautiful Pomos Village, at Paradise Place during the weekend of Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of August 2015.
7th & 8th of August 2015
16th Press Release
Dear friends of Paradise Jazz Festival
It gives me great pleasure to share with you and announce the music program of the 16th PJFestival, which is happening in beautiful Pomos Village, at Paradise Place during the weekend of Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th of August 2015.
For this year we are happy to blend a rich program that contains 5 bands all together for both nights and an organized ‘After hours’ jazz meeting‘ per night with Island`s best new projects, new cooperators, and special quests flying from Europe and Israel. We are so proud to have them all with us. A great company! All together musically it is a variety of different styles not to be missed.
More specific on Friday the 7th the festival will start at 9.30 pm in celebrating mood with the percussion group ‘Batukinio’, a band which was formed in 2009 by the renowned percussionist and drummer Rodos Panagiotou and by now has 35 members. The timbres of the group are based in the Afro- Brazilian music such as Samba Batucada and Samba Reggae.
We will continue at 10.30 pm with the ‘Andreas Rodosthenous Ethnic Jazz Ensemble’ which was formed for the recording of his first personal work of original compositions of Andreas Rodosthenous with the title ‘Simplicity’. The compositions carry sounds that constantly convey memories, tunes, and melodies from the East-West and vice versa, both harmonically and rhythmically. Band members: Andreas Rodosthenous-fretless electric bass, Giorgos Morfitis-piano, Stelios Xydias-drums, Alkis Agathokleous-Ney.
At 11.30 pm we will present a quartet which the 3/4 members of it will appear for the first time in our Jazz Festival. They are ‘The Other Quartet’ of Omiros Miltiadous (drums) and Antreas Yerolatsitis (guitar). They will fly to Cyprus for joining our Festival from the Netherlands together with the Italian baritone and soprano saxophonist Emilio Noonzio Tritto. All three young jazz musicians are studying at the Royal Conservatory of Hague. The band is siding Andreas Rodosthenous on electric bass. ‘The Other Quartet’ mostly plays music from the American songbook with their arrangements and is influenced by other genres of music like rock, funk, etc. They also started playing their music composed by Emilio.
Friday`s program (and Saturday`s) will end with by ‘After Hours jazz meeting’, something like an organized jam session from selected attendees musicians who will be there all around Paradise Place to celebrate with us the 16th PJFestival!
On Saturday the 8th at 9.30 pm with ‘Ioannis Vafeas Project’, a relatively new band which was formed last year and did its first appearances around the island just recently. The philosophy behind this band is to cover music from straight-ahead jazz to ethnic and more contemporary music looking toward the sounds of today. Band members are George Morfitis (piano), Michael Messios (bass), and Ioannis Vafeas (drums).
11.00 pm will close up the official program with ‘The Meeting Point Jazz Quartet‘. This time Irinaeos Koullouras (acoustic bass), George Koulas (drums) will meet with 2 very special guests. One of them is Ofer Ganor (guitar) who often joints his 2 Cypriot friends in Cyprus or abroad playing in various places and festivals. This time at the 16th PJF they will play with well-known saxophone player Asaf Yuria who lives and works in New York where he is enjoying a successful career. The quartet deserves to be the highlight of our festival and is promising a magnificent live jazz performance on stage! …
The Festival will end as we mentioned above with the ‘After Hours jazz meeting’.
We keep the price of the admission in a considering low price, for your convenience like last year, on €10 per night.
We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution and your support.
We also like to give a special THANK YOU to all the Anonymous who they offer from their hart all sorts of services to make this possible. Coz` they Love It!
Οι ημερομηνίες για το φετινό 16ο Paradise Jazz Festival το οποίο όπως κάθε χρόνο γίνεται στον πανέμορφο Πομό και συγκεκριμένα στο Paradise Place είναι η Παρασκευή 7 και Σάββατο 8 Αύγουστου. Για αυτήν τη χρονιά είμαστε ιδιαίτερα ευχαριστημένοι να σας παρουσιάσουμε ένα ...
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.
16th Image Gallery
Photos by Angelina Demosthenous
Photos by Pavlos Vrionides
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