2nd Fougaro Jazz Festival

9 Μusic Ensembles – 39 Exceptional Musicians — Top musicians in a high-level program, ranging from traditional elements of Jazz to the more modern forms. Fougaro dynamically contributing to the cultural life with the second edition of Fougaro Jazz Festival –  Three evenings devoted to Jazz on September 26,27 & 28, 2014 at Fougaro — Asklipiou Street 98 Nafplion –   27520.47300 –   Entrance free – start at 20:30

For the second consecutive year and after the great success of the Fougaro Jazz Festival #1, this year we will host the Fougaro Jazz Festival #2, on Friday the 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of September at 8.30pm. Once again, the Fougaro Jazz Festival will be opening its doors this year to the music loving public, in order to host an array of jazz performances from internationally acclaimed jazz musicians, who form some of the best bands of the genre and perform a large range of different music types.Τhe Fougaro Jazz Festival #2 is growing. From a two to three day event whilst continuing to be a general public friendly event through its free admission policy. Not only is it is continuing in the same style, it is furthermore enriching the program through more music genres with progressive, ethnic, swing, world, fusion to name but a few.

Additionally, on Saturday 27th of September, 12.00 – 13.00, leading Greek drummer and jazz composer George Trantalidis will talk about Rhythm and its journey from Africa to gospel and blues through to modern jazz. In the seminar titled “Rhythm, the most important element in music”, he will talk about his own personal experience which will be accompanied by a presentation of material aimed not only at professional musicians, but anyone who loves and cares about music.

For Fougaro, the Jazz Festival signifies an event that will breathe a new lease of life into Nafplio as well as cement its status as a musical and cultural destination.  This year, the artistic direction for the Fougaro Jazz Festival #2 is being overseen by Haris Kavvadias.

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