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Captivating Jazz
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Captivating Jazz

“KYPRIA” International Festival

For the first time in Cyprus, the jazz lovers of the island will have the opportunity to see live on stage Grant Stewart, one of the best saxophonists of our time. The N.Y based saxophonist, counts 17 personal albums and has built his brilliant career in the Mecca of Jazz, by performing and recording with some of the best for over 30 years.

The Canadian virtuoso will join forces with the Ioannou/Vafeas Quartet to perform some of the most beautiful melodies in the American jazz histo.

Melodies sung by such greats as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra and Billie Holiday as well as some later compositions from the 40's and 50's composed by Thelonious Monk, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. The band will cherish the jazz tradition regarding the sound and the swing beat...no electric experiments are expected.

A must see for the true lovers of the genre!

Grant Stewart
Grant Stewart is an internationally renowned jazz saxophonist. He studied next to jazz legends. He has released seventeen record- ings as a leader and has performed all over North America and Europe as well as in Japan, Brazil, and Taiwan. Stewart has been voted a “rising star on the tenor” in the Downbeat Critic’s Poll and is considered to be, by critics, as one the best in the world.

Ioannis Vafeas
Ioannis Vafeas is a professional drummer. He studied Jazz at the Berklee MA and holds a Master’s Degree from the Boston Conserva- to . He counts numerous participations and performances around the world. He is a lecturer at the UNIC.

Charis Ioannou
Charis Ioannou studied saxophone at the Berklee MA and won the Woodwind Achieve- ment Award. He holds a Master’s degree from NY University. Charis is traveling and performing around the world. He is a lecturer at the UNIC.

Dimitris Miaris
Dimitris Miaris graduated from the Ionian University. He performed in Russia, Greece and Australia. He participated in important jazz workshops in Italy and many important festivals.

Greg Makamian
Greg Makamian has studied at the UNIC. He has performed next to the jazz master Freddie Redd at Smalls Jazz Club NY and in USA, Canada, Germany, and Armenia as a leader or sideman.

Duration: 75 minutes without a break / Suitable for all ages

Tickets: €10 / 8 / 5

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