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Παρασκευή, 28 Μαϊος 2021 - Κυριακή, 30 Μαϊος 2021 23:59

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20th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival * hybrid edition | New dates | 28 – 30 May 2021

The first live festival of this summer is coming – where else – to Technopolis!

20 years | 14 bands | 10 countries | 

5 live shows | 9 pre-recorded sessions | Live streaming

#JazzBeThere

#JazzBeAnywhere

Technopolis City of Athens presents the Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival *hybrid edition, from Friday 28th till Sunday 30th May 2021, and welcomes its avid fans and supporters both physically and digitally! On the very first day of our cultural sector, ATJF becomes the first live festival of this summer, thus confirming its role as a true milestone of Athens’ cultural life, and carrying on a tradition that has been going strong for 20 years now.

What’s on for this year’s edition? 14 acclaimed bands from 10 countries, unexpected jazz genres, a crossover repertoire, 5 live shows, 9 pre-recorded sessions, the option to live-stream all festival performances, and lots of musical surprises! And since it all comes down to music and music alone...ladies & gents, we present to you the line-up of the 20th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival:

The opening show of this year’s festival may be live-streamed from Sweden, held by the atmospheric saxophonist Martin Wirén and his personal project Bear Garden,but it will most certainly defy all musical borders. The experimental and rather mystical music of the composer, pianist and researcher Anna Stereopoulou is up next, and will be followed by one of the most interesting bands of the afro-beat scene coming (believe it or not!) from up north: The KutiMangoes from Denmark! The day will come to an end with the performance of the multi-tasking and much-loved saxophonist of the festival, the one and only Dimitris Tsakas who will be accompanied by his band. 

On its second day, ATJF opens with Federica Lorusso Trio from the Netherlands, a project that the Italian pianist Federica Lorusso came up with in 2018 and is characterized by loads of energy and groove, a mix of “traditional” post-bop with innovative elements. Then, a fresh wind will blow from Luxembourg with the Dock in Absolute trio and their constantly alternating music that balances between progressive jazz, classical music and rock, proving convincingly that it has hundreds of thousands of stories to tell…Right after, the SokratisVotskos Quartet, the unique Greek band which has signed a contract with the legendary Jazzman Records, invites us to "sketch the unknown" through a musical journey to contemporary jazz and blues stylings, Greek and Balkan soundscapes. Up next on the digital stage of the festival comes one of the most important modern jazz trumpeters, the American Marquis Hill, who alongside four outstanding musicians,covers his debut album New Gospel, thus introducing a brand new version of it. The second day closes with Antoine Karacostas Trio who will present us the lyrical personal compositions of their Greek-Frenchpianist, which reflect an open conversation between New York’s and Middle East’s contemporary jazz scene with Greek traditional music and rebetiko.

On its third and final day, the ATJF opens with Macumba quartet from Cyprus and their explosive compositions which – even through the distance – will take us on a trip to the other side of the Atlantic Ocean with sounds that bring Latin America to mind. Next to the “stage” will be the Polish band EABS (Electro-Acoustic Beat Sessions) ready to present us their own special interpretation of jazz, a renegotiation of the genre-classics combined with modern urban sounds; “a reconstruction through deconstruction“, as they themselves emphatically put it. Later on, the musical collaboration of the accordionist Roman Zabelov with the drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jan Šikl, aka Zabelov Group from the Czech Republic will carry us away with their cinematic compositions, whereas shortly afterwards the Botticelli Baby, a Germany-based septet that plays a ravishing mixture of gypsy jazz music and punk, has one sole purpose: to cause a stir and make us move to their tunes! The curtain on this year's Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival closes with  the award-winning Greek composer and drummer VassilisPodaras (aka Billy Pod) headlining the stage with his versatile, full and “therapeutic” sound.

And for those wondering what the ATJF’s hybrid edition will look like, please see details below:

Technopolis City of Athens opens its gates and makes for 2nd consecutive year the necessary arrangements on its grounds according to all official guidelines and applicable regulations,while audience members will be seated in numbered seats arranged so that the indicated distances are maintained. The 5 Greek selections of this year’s line-up will perform live taking to the most beloved stage of the city whereasthe pre-recorded sessions of the 9 foreign artists will be broadcast on large screens installed in the central courtyard on Technopolis’ grounds. All those who wish to attend physically the 20th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival can book their seats for free on viva.gr.

And for you who will not make it to Techonopolis, ATJF will make sure to reach you wherever you are, through its digital networks, i.e. itsnewly set-up channel on YouTube and its official page on Facebook. 

All this and much more in the new hybrid version of Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival that will meet you for its 20th edition at Technopolis or wherever you may be!

Jazz be there, jazz be anywhere! 

Doors open at 19:30.

#JazzBeThere

#JazzBeAnywhere

#ATJF2021

ATJF2021 Full Line-up

Friday 28.05

21.00 | Bear Garden (SE) | Pre-recorded session

21.30 | Anna Stereopoulou (GR) | Live show

22.30 | The KutiMangoes (DK) | Pre-recorded session

23.00 | Dimitris Tsakas (GR) | Live show

Saturday 29.05

20.30 | Federica Lorusso Trio (NL) | Pre-recorded session

21.00 | Dock in Absolute (LU) | Pre-recorded session

21.30 | SokratisVotskos Quartet (GR) | Live show

22.30 | Marquis Hill (US) | Pre-recorded session

23.00 | Antoine Karacostas Trio (GR) | Live show

Sunday 30.05

21.00 | Macumba (CY) | Pre-recorded session

21.30 | EABS (PL) | Pre-recorded session 

22.00 | Zabelov Group (CZ) | Pre-recorded session

22.30 | Botticelli baby (DE) | Pre-recorded session

23.00 | Billy Pod (GR) | Live show

Follow the ATJF pages on Facebook&Instagram or visit the official website of the festival and find out the latest jazzy news before anyone else.

And don’t forget to subscribe to the new channel of Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival onYoutube.

And if you' re still not convinced that ATJF goes everywhere, clickhere! 

** Your Attention Please: the plastic that has been used on posters and other creative promotional material of the ATJF is a figment of imagination and the result of digital processing and has no relation to any reality whatsoever.

ATJF2021_01_Bear Garden
ATJF2021_01_Bear Garden
ATJF2021_02_Anna Stereopoulou
ATJF2021_02_Anna Stereopoulou
ATJF2021_03_Kutimangoes
ATJF2021_03_Kutimangoes
ATJF2021_04_Dimitris Tsakas
ATJF2021_04_Dimitris Tsakas
ATJF2021_05_Federica Lorusso Trio
ATJF2021_05_Federica Lorusso Trio
ATJF2021_06_Dock in Absolute
ATJF2021_06_Dock in Absolute
ATJF2021_07_Sokratis Votskos Quartet
ATJF2021_07_Sokratis Votskos Quartet
ATJF2021_08_Marquis Hill_Photo Credit-Chollette
ATJF2021_08_Marquis Hill_Photo Credit-Chollette
ATJF2021_09_Antoine Karacostas Trio
ATJF2021_09_Antoine Karacostas Trio
ATJF2021_10_Macumba
ATJF2021_10_Macumba
ATJF2021_11_EABS_1_Adam Tarasiuk_B&W
ATJF2021_11_EABS_1_Adam Tarasiuk_B&W
ATJF2021_12_Zabelov Group
ATJF2021_12_Zabelov Group
ATJF2021_13_Botticelli_Baby_Bandfotos_c_Martin_Hinse
ATJF2021_13_Botticelli_Baby_Bandfotos_c_Martin_Hinse
ATJF2021_14_Billy Pod
ATJF2021_14_Billy Pod

 

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