Friday - 26/11/2021 @Art Studio 55
17:00 - 18:00 PRESENTATION
Presentation of the "Creative Europe" and "Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values" European programmes.
18:15 - 19:15 PANEL DISCUSSION
Finding common ground: creating cooperation partnerships on regional and international level.
Nenad Bogdanovic, Planning and Development Coordinator at Organisation for European Programmes and Cultural Relations
Suchet Malhotra, Representative of the Board of Directors of Jeunesses Musicales International
Martyna van Nieuwland head of programming for Culture Katowice City of Gardens
Dimitris Vasilakis Artistic Director of Rhodes & South Aegean International Jazz Festival
Penelope Papaconstantinou representative of the Cosmopolis Festival and the Mediterranean Music Festival in Zurich,
Stathis Anninos Pianist and Composer
Maria Nikolaou Head of Cultural Service of the Municipality of Aglantzia / Aglanjazz Festival
Akis Farmakalidis Producer
Christoforos Konstantinou (Kris Grecian) Windcraft Loud
Konstantinos Kyprianou (Kotsios Pikatillis) AfroBanana Republic Festival
Maria Kaimaklioti Communications Manager and Productions Coordinator / Louvana Records
22:00 NASTAZIO GKOUMAS TRIO
Nastazio Gkoumas Trio was established in 2018. Two years later, a new bassist was added to the band, Dimitris Papanikolaou, who has been an active member of the trio ever since. Their music has strong influences of jazz, fusion, Latin and ethnic and, to this date, the band has released five albums.
Nastazio Gkoumas: Guitar
Dimitris Papanikolaou: Bass
Rafael Kyriakides: Drums
22:30 JAM SESSION
Saturday - 27/11/2021 @Art Studio 55
10:00 Improvisation workshop with Stathis Anninos
In this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to approach music and its elements through improvisation and direct practice. Through a series of interactive games and group exercises that trigger imagination, enhance collaboration and encourage personal expression, participants will be led to free improvisation and, from there onwards, to the freedom of experimenting with rhythm and melody. Working both on a collective and individual level, musicians will be jointly setting the “rules” deriving from the process of music practice.
The workshop is addressed to musicians and singers of all ages and levels.
Participants must have their own instruments.
22:00 Trio Frisson
Trio Frisson will be performing original compositions from their catalogue, including a number of new songs. The songwriting and performance of Jamie Paul (keys and vocals) demonstrates an evolved approach to his craft, combining influences of soul, funk, hip hop and jazz into a unique blend. Byron Athinodorou (6-string bass & backing vocal) will combine, in his basslines and harmonies, special effects with raw musical talent and years of experience, while Alexander Papadopoulos (drums) will lock down the beat with skillful flair and decorations, driving the groove.
Trio Frisson are a small band with a big sound. From their laid-back piano-led serenades to the universe, to funked up ‘head-nodding’ tracks with catchy hooks, the Trio will once again offer a showcase of their new flavours that have made them a popular ensemble across Cyprus.
Trio Frisson is considered one of the leading Soul bands in Cyprus, performing a unique blend of soul, groove, reggae, RnB, world & jazz music. Their repertoire includes more than 15 original songs, and the band is currently finalising its second studio album. Recent performances include Hillside Soul Festival, Technopolis 20, Aphrodite Hills Festival, Cyprus World Music & Jazz Showcase, Afro Banana Festival, Fengaros Festival, Windcraft Festival, Farma Projekt Festival, Moonwalk Paralimni Festival, Street Life Festival, Sarah’s Jazz Club and several other live venues.
Jamie Paul: Vocals / Piano
Byron Athinodorou: Bass / B’ Vocals
Alexander Papadopoulos: Drums
22:30 JAM SESSION