Aqua Jazz Athens 2018-07-02T13:27:12+00:00

Aqua Jazz Athens

The global musical culture of Jazz meets the traditions of the Mediterranean. The Athens Festival hosts a four-day musical platform organized by the Athens Conservatoire and the Ionian University Jazz Programme in collaboration with the Berklee Global Jazz Institute.
A musical journey through the Mediterranean with concerts, presentations of original jazz music and workshops with musicians. The programme is structured in three daily zones: morning workshops in jazz and Mediterranean music, afternoon panel discussions and evening concerts.
For more information on the programme and seminar registration and fee, please visit aquajazz.gr

In collaboration with Athens Conservatoire, the Ionian University Jazz Programme, and Berklee Global Jazz Institute

July 9th - Day 1

11.00-14.00 Masterclasses / Athens Conservatoire classroom
Michalis Katachanas Quartet
Haris Lambrakis Quartet

18.00-19.00 Panel Discussion / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue, Atreum
“Jazz in Europe”
Sakis Papadimitriou, Francesco Martinelli, Dimos Dimitriadis

19.30-20.30 Student Performances / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Experimental stage

21.00-23.00 Evening Concerts / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Main stage
21.00 Michalis Katachanas Quartet
22.00 Haris Lambrakis Quartet

July 10th - Day 2

11.00-14.00 Masterclasses / Athens Conservatoire classroom
Lefteris Kordis Sextet
Socratis Sinopoulos Quartet

18.00-19.00 Panel Discussion / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue, Atreum
“Mediterranean traditions and jazz”
Haris Lambrakis, Sokratis Sinopoulos, Georgia Alevizaki (ECM records), Fransesco Martinelli

19.30-20.30 Student Performances / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Experimental stage

21.00-23.00 Evening Concerts / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Main stage
21.00 Lefteris Kordis Sextet
22.00 Socratis Sinopoulos Quartet

July 11th - Day 3

11.00-14.00 Masterclasses / Athens Conservatoire classroom
Layth Sidiq
Marco Pignataro - Berklee Global Jazz Institute

18.00-19.00 Panel Discussion / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue, Atreum
"Jazz in Greece between the World Wars"
Haris Xanthoudakis, Manolis Siragakis, Leta Krisila

19.30-20.30 Student Performances / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Experimental stage

Evening Concerts
20.30-23.30 Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Main stage
20.30 Berklee Global Jazz Sextet/Kalesma
21.30 Layth Sidiq Quartet
22.30 Marco Pignataro Quartet

July 12th - Day 4

11.00-14.00 Masterclasses / Athens Conservatoire classroom
George Kontrafouris
Roni Eytan
Dimitris Kalantzis

18.00-19.00 Panel Discussion / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue, Atreum
“Greek music and Jazz”
Fotis Apergis, George Kontrafouris, Dimitris Kalantzis

19.30-20.30 Student Performances / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Experimental stage

21.00-23.30 Evening Concerts / Ω2 Multi-purpose venue - Main stage
20.30 George Kontrafouris - Sofia Noiti
21.30 Roni Eytan Quartet
22.30 Dimitris Kalantzis Quintet, “Modes and Moods”, music by Mikis Theodorakis