A particularly atmospheric concert based on Aegean musical characteristics and cadences, within the context of contemporary jazz trends. It is an experimental, improvisational composition which falls within the international movement of ‘Intuitive Music’. The idea of the Aegean Jazz project was developed in the aftermath of concerts by Marcus Stockhausen and Vasilis Rakopoulos within the context of performances and workshops organized by the Goethe Institute and the University of Macedonia.
It is not only that the original compositions are characterized by the austerity of the Cycladic idiom, but also the way of approaching and interpreting, searching for a sound which echoes the clarity of the light of the Cycladic islands.
The musicians get together at a unique level of experimental ethos and spirit, acting in an “intuitive” musical & poetical manner, setting the musical dialog on a level of high alertness and emotional content.
The first live recording of the ensemble was made of the performance on June 1st 2017 and produced by the MIET (Cultural Foundation of the National Bank of Greece) in December 2017.
In 2020, the Aegean Jazz project is enriched by the participation of the trumpet of Andreas Polyzogopoulos and a superb rhythm section of accomplished musicians, Marc Buronfosse on the bass and Thanos Chadjianagnostou on the drums.
31 July 2020 Open Theater of Environmental and Cultural Park Ai Giannis Detis