Concerts

10th European Jazz Festival
Technopolis Gazi |

The European Jazz Festival is celebrating its 10th anniversary with residents and visitors of Athens from 21 to 30 May 2010 at the City of Athens “Technopolis”.

During the 10-day festival, staged at “Technopolis”,  in cooperation with the embassies and cultural institutes of the European Union Member States, 25 renowned jazz bands will be featured.

The interest of everyone, both musicians and the public, in regards to the European Jazz Festival has grown beyond measure, a fact verified by the number of candidates from Greece that applied to take part this year. A total of 33 candidates were recorded. The impressive interest and the quality of work submitted by the artists made it quite difficult for the selection committee, which consists of Yiorgos Katsaros (City of Athens Music Ensembles chairman), Yiannis Terezakis (City of Athens Big Band conductor), Yiorgos Haronitis (Jazz & Jazz magazine co-publisher) and Pantazis Tsaras (music producer), in making its final decision, which was the “Heavy Metal Brass Band”. Special mention should be made to the participation of the talented and acclaimed Italian singer Roberta Gambarini, who will close the event on the 30th. Hopefully, the number of jazz music fans who will attend this year’s anniversary event will reach 50,000.

Three concerts will be held each day throughout the Festival, starting at 21:00 or 22:00 and running through to midnight. On the first day of the presentation of the European bands, the festival will open on May 25 with a special programme by one of the top jazz orchestras, the City of Athens Big Band, accompanied by Natasha Bofiliou.

Admission on May 21-29 is free.

Admission on May 30 is 10€ (presale: ticketone, public, fnac, metropolis), 14€ (box office) and 18€ (for numbered seating).

The programme is as follows:

Friday 21/05
22:0-23:00: Makis Ablianitis Quintet
23:00-00:00: Biri- Biri

Saturday 22/05
22:00-23:00: Hot Organic Trio
23:00-00:00: Yorgos Krommidas Organic Trio

Sunday 23/05
21:00-22:00: Nikos Anadolis Trio
22:00-23:00: Rosewood
23:00-00:00: Nefeli Walking Undercover

Monday 24/05
21:00-22:00: Sinus Band
22:00-23:00: Yorgos Psychogios
23:00-00:00: Outward Bound & Kostas Theodorou

Tuesday 25/05
21:00-23:00: City of Athens Big Band & Natasha Bofiliou
23:00-00:00: LARGO (Luxemburg)

Wednesday 26/05
21:00-22:00: UMA (Estonia)
22:00-23:00: HDV Trio (Austria)
23:00-00:00: Fabien Degryse Trio (Belgium)

Thursday 27/05
21:00-22:00: Finucci Bros Fusion Quarter (Hungary)
22:00-23:00: Veronica Mortensen (Denmark)
23:00-00:00: Samuel Hallkvist Center (Sweden)

Friday 28/05
21:00-22:00: Jorge Pardo (Spain)
22:00-23:00: Filip Wojciechowski Jazz Trio (Poland)
23:00-00:00: Heavy Metal Brass Band (Greece)

Saturday 29/05
21:00-22:00: Bardolino (Czech Republic)
22:00-23:00: Jeroen van Vlient Trio (The Netherlands)
23:00-00:00: Jacinta (Portugal)

Sunday 30/05
21:00-22:00: City of Athens Big Band
22:00-23:00: Roberta Gambarini

Contact information:
210 3475502
Place: “Technopolis”, Courtyard area
Address: 100 Piraeus St, Gazi

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