Paradise Jazz Festival

Ermis Michail


Ermis Michail (1988), Lecturer at the University of Nicosia since 2013, is one of the most active musicians of the island.
In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department).
He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band.
In 2011 he finished his Bachelor degree in Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors.
In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”.
In 2014 he finished his Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos, Alexia Vasiliou, Ed Verhoeff and Damian Erksin.


Ermis Michail

During that time he has played in the recording of Cahit Kutrafali’s album “As it is”(2016), and has arranged and performed the music of the Vasilikis Anastasiou’s “Amalgamation Project” EP album (2014) as well as the new album in 2017 where they perfrormed it at Munich «Zyprischer Fruhlin 2017».
In 2016 he released his debut album with his original compositions “Minor Change” where they performed in Cyprus, Berlin and the Netherlands.
He has also composed music for the «13th Summer Dance Festival: Skytali».
Ermis is currently performing with the music groups: “Free Over Four”, “Fuzz Bus”, “Sung Mellow”, “Amalgamation Project”, “Alkis Agathokleou 5tet” ,“Cahit Kutrafali Group” and “Ermis Michail Quintet” as guitarist and composer and at selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.

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