The Limassol Jazz Festival 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Steliou, (Temporary) Artistic Director, Limassol Jazz Festival
Tel: +357 25 661466 / +357 99 515 006, e-mail: info@limassoljazzfestival.com

The Limassol Jazz Festival 2011
14 – 20 November
7 days, 5 Venues, 13 events, 40 artists
Music, Workshops

PRESS RELEASE

Within its first year the Limassol Jazz Festival captivated its audience and musicians alike in becoming a highly anticipated happening within the city limits launching a creative platform for international and local artists to entertain, educate, collaborate and communicate an inspirational message of intercultural musical exchange.

In its second year running the Limassol Jazz Festival 2011 will be held from the 14th – 20th of November and consists of three main entities, Music (being the predominant), Open Workshops/Seminars & other art forms. The ‘Limassol Jazz Festival’ is an annual music & arts festival taking place on the third week of November and is quickly becoming a landmark in Cyprus’ cultural landscape and the leading winter Jazz Festival in the Mediterranean and the Middle East region.

With 13 events from Monday-Sunday the festival activities will be presented at 5 multiple varied locations and venues around the city centre ranging from concert hall (Rialto Theatre) to music clubs (7 Seas), (jazzyB) and introducing jazz to a number of new spaces including, the (Londa Hotel) ,and even street corners & city landmarks (Plaza Café & Columbia Plaza) the Limassol Jazz Festival is set to be a landmark in Cyprus’ cultural landscape, launching a creative platform for international and local artists to entertain, educate, collaborate and communicate an inspirational message of intercultural musical exchange.

At the Limassol Jazz Festival 2011 you can catch a mix of premieres, commissions, new collaborations, impromptu jamming sessions, Bi-communal projects, a dance performance, master-classes, family events and an exceptional program of free concerts across the 7 days, with 13 events and over 40 participating artists which make up Limassol’s biggest music festival and Cyprus’ largest celebration of jazz.

As last year, this years Limassol Jazz Festival 2011 sees the participation of some of the most prominent and greatest world renowned local & international Artists. Some of this year’s highlights include:

Marios Takoushis – Gabriel Karapatakis project featuring David Lynch, Zacharias Spyridakis and Stelios Xydias, come together for a commissioned premier comprised of band leaders and contrabassist Gabriel Karapatakis and pianist Marios Takoushis featuring legendary saxophonist David Lynch and Cretan lira virtuoso Zacharias Spyridakis with Stelios Xydias on Drums. “…extending their lyricism and developing new musical fields of interaction…..”

The Amos Hoffman Quartet is one of the greatest Ethnic Jazz groups and the musicians are some of the finest musicians on the scene. Hoffman who himself is unquestionably one of the greatest instrumentalists of our times is a multi award winning and recording Artist and has played and recorded with the likes of Dennis Charles, Evelyn Blakey and Juma Santos and up and coming talents like Jason Lindler, Omer Avital, Sam Newsome, Jay Collins, bassist Avishai Cohen, Duane Eubanks and many others

One of the most fascinating and charismatic pianists to emerge on the Jazz scene in the past few years, the Anna Elis de Jong group meets Nelson Faria Musical bridges between countries through the international language of jazz by the multicultural group that consists of the virtuosi Anna Elis de Jong (piano), Tie Pereira (bass) and Andreas Stefanou (drums) meet the guitarist Nelson Faria in a program based on Brazilian music with jazz influences

Other festival participants include among others The Funk Sessions, The Limassol Jazz Festival All Stars Band, Marinos Neofytou, The JazzyB House Band, Leonid Nestorov, Evilena Protektor, Cuba Tropical Sextet and many more.……

………………Impromptu jamming sessions between the Artists are also expected!

Without doubt the most impressive collaboration of artists ever to take place on the island. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy some of todays greatest ever musicians performing live in Limassol!!

Impromptu jamming sessions and additional events are expected so please check our website regularly for updates and news – www.limassoljazzfestival.com

The Limassol Jazz Festival 2011
Program

Monday 14th November

Workshop for children with award winning group Tat-Tnabar
Foley’s School, Morning Sessions time TBA

Limassol Jazz Festival Press Presentation & Inauguration
7 Seas 20:00 – 21:00
Press & Invitations only

The 7 Seas Jam Sessions
7 Seas, 22:00 – 24:00
Entrance: €10
For reservations call: 25 278000

Tuesday 15th November

The EVILENA PROTEKTOR TRIO!
jazzyB, 21:00 – 23:00
Entrance: €10
For reservations call: 99 605502

Wednesday 16th November

AfterWorkJazz on the sea with the ANNA ELIS de JONG Trio
Londa 18:30-21:00
Entrance: FREE

Afro Cuban Latin Jazz Party with the CUBATROPICAL SEPTET
7 Seas, 22:00 – 01:00
Entrance: €10
For reservations call: 25 278000

Thursday 17th November

The ANNA ELIS DE JONG Group meets NELSON FARIA
Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Entrance: €15
For reservations call: 77777745 or book online at www.rialto.com.cy

Friday 18th November

The AMOS HOFFMAN Quartet
Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Entrance: €20
For reservations call: 77777745 or book online at www.rialto.com.cy

Saturday 19th November

Afternoon Jazz with Evilena Protektor
Londa Hotel, 16:00 – 18:00
Entrance: Free Entrance

Marios Takoushis – Gabriel Karapatakis project featuring David Lynch, Zacharias Spyridakis and Stelios Xydias
Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Entrance: €20
For reservations call: 77777745 or book online at www.rialto.com.cy

The jazzyB Jam Session
Coordinated by: Gilad Abro, Aviv Cohen, Amos Hoffman
jazzyB, 22:00 – 12:00
Entrance: €15
For reservations please call: 99 605502

Sunday 20th November

‘JAZZYBRUNCH TUNES’ with THE LIMASSOL JAZZ FESTIVAL ALL STAR BAND
Londa, 13:00 – 16:00
Brunch: €35 including Buffet Lunch
For reservations please call: 25 865540

The Plaza Café ‘Outdoor Funk Sessions’ with the EVILENA PROTEKTOR Group
Columbia Plaza, Plaza Café, 20:00 – 22:00
Entrance: FREE

Buy your Tickets Now!

Rialto Theatre Tickets
Online Tickets: www.rialto.com.cy
Rialto Theatre Box Office: 77777745

Box office hours
Monday – Friday: 10:00-14:00, 16:30-18:30
Saturday: 10:00-13:00

7 Seas Tickets
For reservations call: + 357 25 278000

jazzyB Tickets
For reservations please call: 99 605502

Londa Reservations: Please call: +357 25 865540

Online Tickets: www.limassoljazzfestival.com
Festival Assistance Hotline: + 357 25 661466

For more information please contact info@limassoljazzfestival.com or call: +357 25 66 14 66 or visit www.limassoljazzfestival.com

In the unlikely event that the Festival will be cancelled, or that artist replacement or changes will be made to dates or location, please note that the Limassol Jazz Festival will not be responsible for refunding travel or accommodation costs should this occur. If travelling from abroad, please ensure you have adequate travel insurance to cover you in these circumstances.

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