Music

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All that jazz in Athens

A quick glance at venues and bands in the city’s hot jazz scene.

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Dreams of Pontus

Following their performance at the Greek Centre, Jim Claven goes one-on-one with Thessaloniki’s Christos Kaliontzidis and Andonis Pilalidis about Pontian music.

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‘Singing international repertoire helped me become more Greek’

Before setting up for his Sydney concert, Mario Frangoulis shares his thoughts on his career, aspirations and the role of music and art in times of crisis.

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A jazz vocalist improvising her way back to her Greek roots

One of the most acclaimed singers within Melbourne’s thriving jazz scene, Georgie Darvidis is set to embark on her first foray into the Greek songbook.

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‘Being yourself is the best way to go’

One of the finalists of the 2017 National Jazz Awards, 21-year-old trumpet player Tom Avgenicos shares his journey into music, competition and resilience.

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Nick Tsiavos’ free-flowing musical exploration

The acclaimed double-bassist performs his byzantine-infused music at La Mama, before embarking on a ‘small odyssey’ around Greece

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Melbourne Festival presents tribute to Iannis Xenakis

One of the most acclaimed and influential artists to ever emerge from Greece is being celebrated this year, featuring pianist and harpsichord player Peter de Jager.

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When Kythera meets Ionia

Immersed in the music of Valerios Calocerinos.

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Ilias Vrettos in Australia

Explore the 2017 tour dates schedule for the popular Greek singer.

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When Jimi Hendrix did (not) meet Manolis Chiotis – and other persisting Greek music myths

Greek music is often found looking for some sort of external international validation – which makes for some charming, yet false stories.