On August 30th 9pm opening the festival in the Palace Courtyard are harpist, Maria Christina Harper with vocalist/trumpet player, Georgina Jackson in “Women in Jazz”.
Follows a virtual performance from Istanbul by the “Stanpolites Trio” featuring Evrim Demirel, Andreas Metzler and Riccardo Marenghi.
“Human Touch”, one of the top fusion jazz ensembles from Greece closes the 1st day.
On August 31st the Norwegian group, Espen Berg Trio will open the concert with special guest Dimitrios Vassilakis, presenting material from their ECM recordings and a preview of Dimitrios’s new upcoming album “Persephone”.
Follows “New Generation Jazz”, led by Nestor Vassilakis, a fresh group of young players from Rhodes and Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London that will present fusion jazz.
American legend saxophonist Jean Toussaint, a collaborator of Art Blakey, performs with three Greek “Jazz Masters”, Vassilis Podaras, Dinos Manos and Dimitris Verdinoglou to close the festival.