Greek Jazz Panorama


7-9 JUN 2018

Wednesday 7 June:  ca. 80 minutes
Friday 8 June: ca. 90 minutes
Saturday 9 June: ca. 80 minutes
Upper Stage
Virtuosi of Greek jazz play together with the new generation of musicians of this music scene. For the fifth year, we listen to the future here and now!
OCC Friends presale: from 10 MAY 2018, 17:00
General presale: from 17 MAY 2018, 12:00
Full price: 7 €
Reduced, Friend & Groups 5-9 people: 6 €
Unemployed, Groups 10+ people, People with disabilities & Companions: 5 € 

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The younger generation of the Greek jazz scene shows its fiery talent at the 5th Greek Jazz Panorama-New Generation. Three new ensembles, led by musicians under 30, present their remarkable compositions. Important jazz veterans play along with them, creating an enjoyable music blend. Three evenings with Panagiotis Kostopoulos Quintet, Arionas Gyftakis Quartet, and Ntinos Manos Quartet.


Thursday 7 June
Panagiotis Kostopoulos Quintet

Takis Paterelis: saxophone
George Kontrafouris: piano
Panagiotis Kostopoulos: drums
Nikos Hatzitsakos: double bass
Michalis Tsiftsis: guitar
Friday 8 June
​Arionas Gyftakis Quartet

Arionas Gyftakis: double bass
Markos Chaidemenos: piano
Gabriele Milozzi: alto and soprano saxophone
Anastasis Gouliaris: drums
Saturday 9 June
Ntinos Manos Quartet

David Lynch: saxophone
Stavros Lantsias: piano
Vassilis Podaras: drums
Ntinos Manos: double bass 

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Panagiotis Kostopoulos Quintet
The multitalented percussionist, Panagotis Kostopoulos belongs to those musicians who astonish with their style and compositions. With studies in the New School of New York and a wide experience of partnerships/collaborations he returned to Greece, having created an enviable musical profile. A greatly sought after drummer, he participates in many bands and projects of the Greek scene.
In the OCC, he will appear with a dynamic combo that integrates his youthful energy with the experience of great soloists like Takis Paterelis and Yorgos Kontrafouris.  

Arionas Gyftakis Quartet
After attending the Berklee College of Music at 18 on a scholarship as an exceptional double bass talent, Arion Gyftakis, already mature and always creative, found his way back to Greece. With a style that does not merely evoke the virtuosity of a good musician, he creates a personal sound with impressive composing skills, accompanied by the youngest and most offbeat quartet of the three-day event.
A sax player joins the bassist, Gabriele Milozzi, with Anastasis Gouliaris on drums and Markos Chaidemos who plays the piano. 

Ntinos Manos Quartet 
The Ntinos Manos Quartet was created in 2016 and it is Ntinos Manos’ personal band, with David Lynch on sax, Stavros Lantsias on the piano, Vasilis Podaras on drums and himself on double bass. 
Only 27, Manos is already an exceptional and acclaimed bassist, who has won the trust and appreciation of the scene and the audience. 
The quartet presents original compositions and lyrical adaptations/arrangements of the young bassist, mainly inspired by the sound of European jazz.

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