Relax, chill-out, kick off your shoes, sip on a long refreshing drink, and enjoy the company of Krinos and staff, after all, you are in Paradise. The Place is unique. Situated in Pomos, in the north-western corner of Cyprus, the area blessed with a wonderful dramatic rocky coastline and villages where time is still valued. The building is delightfully quirky in character: but then, it is the home of the famous Paradise Jazz Festival.
19th PARADISE JAZZ FESTIVAL
Gilad Atzmon with Koullouras Trio, Pavel Skornyakov, Leonid Nesterov Quartet, Macumba, Andreas Polyzogopoulos feat. Trio Misteriozo
Friday 17 & Saturday 18 August 9.30pm
Paradise Place Pomos Paphos
Tickets: €12 for each night, children under 14, free
Box Office: Pay at the door the night
Reservations: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, on Facebook at the Paradise Jazz Festival page, or text on Tel: 97747327.
This year we will have the privilege to host one of the most remarkable artists of the previous Paradise Jazz Festivals. After 12 years from his first appearance Gilad Atzmon is coming back to Pomos and together with a refreshing form of Koullouras Trio it will be the highlight of our 19th meeting. We also welcome for first time the Pavel Skornyakov and Leonid Nesterov Quartet, the Latin jazz band Macumba and the brilliant trumpeter from Greece Andreas Polyzogopoulos who will perform together with one of the most important new groups in Cyprus, the Trio Misteriozo.
This last group will be on the beginning of this year`s programme on Friday the 17th of August, time 9.30pm.
The Trio Misteriozo is conceded by three of the most active members of Cyprus Jazz Musicians and of course of Paradise Jazz Festival history. Is Giorgos Koulas (drums), Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) and Ermis Michael (guitar). Their music is influenced by contemporary music elements of blues, jazz and funk. They play a mixture of original compositions and original arrangements of recognizable songs of our era. They are approaching them through improvisation with emphasis on a strong thematic melody, while being faithful to the individuality of each song. This year will join them a great trumpeter from Greece, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, who has collaborated with a long list of well-known artists in Greece or abroad, on recordings or live performances. His colourful Mediterranean sound is a perfect match for Trio`s “Dream Away” ambience.
The next band on Friday night time 11pm. crosses the ocean and floats into South American`s groves. The music band "Macumba” is a collaboration of the Chilean bass player Rodrigo Caceres, with Elias Ioannou (trumpet), George Morfitis (keyboard) and Rodos Panagiotou (drums). They will very much raise the tempo in rhythms of Afro Cuban and Brazilian music. Naturally the live music on Friday Night will end with the famous by now Jam Sessions.
On Saturday the 18th the night will start on 9.30pm. with a quartet that has been arranged for the purposes of the festival. Pavel Skornyakov (sax) and Leonid Nesterov (piano) who are often performing as a duo, will join for the first time two young but talented representatives of Cyprus Jazz Musicians, Omiros Miltiadous (drums) and Kyriakos Kesta (bass). They will perform mix of original and modern jazz music. Pavel Skornyakov is a rising star on the international jazz scene. As a gifted composer and musician, he is a virtuoso of the alto sax, soprano sax, tenor sax, and flute. Through such commitment to his art, Pavel connects to audiences of all sizes and tastes and he promises a show you will never forget. Pianist Leonid Nesterov moved to Limassol in 2010 and he plays with many talented musicians around Cyprus, sharing his passion for Jazz. He is also performing with various musicians from the Baltic States, Germany, United Kingdom, Russia and Israel.
We kept for last as the highlight of 19th Paradise Jazz Festival an old friend of ours who took part on the 7th PJF, 12 years ago. Gilad Atzmon as a bandleader and reed player he has been amazing his listeners with his powerful personal style that combines great bebop artistry and Middle-Eastern roots in a sophisticated, sometimes ironical manner. With him on stage will be on the acoustic bass the superb Irinaeos Koullouras, on electric piano will be Andreas Panteli and on drums Stelios Xydias. Gilad Atzmon is on saxophone and clarinet. Because of Gilad`s latest cd -"Tribute to John Coltrane" a sector of trucks that band will perform at Paradise Place will be dedicated to the great composer when others will have strong elements of our geographical area and others will question the boundaries of jazz musical scales and rhythms. It is a great show and it is not to be missed.
The night will end with another great jam session organized by Cyprus Jazz Musicians who all will be around to celebrate our annual musical meeting. The Party time!
There will also be a kiosk with delicious bread rolls from the catering company The Munchables, who besides marinated pork and chicken will also have a vegetarian choice. Cost €6. Don`t drink and drive – we have enough mess. Choose the Free camping for the night. There will be operating showers and coffee, tea, juices for the morning. Bar opens all day. Gate 8pm.
Directions: The venue is on the Polis to Pomos road.