The series of jazz music evenings at Technopolis 20 presents Ioannis Vafeas Quartet
The Ioannis Vafeas Quartet is back at the Technopolis 20 garden, with some jazz classics from the Great American Song Book as well as some compositions from the post-bop era, on Friday June 11, 2021 at 8 p.m. The group will also perform music from their latest album, Catharsis released in 2020.
New faces and excellent musicians will now appear with the group, namely Ermis Michael on guitar and Andreas Panteli on piano, graduates of Codarts University for the Arts, who perfectly combine this training and their experience with the rhythm section. regular. by Michael Messios (double bass) and Ioannis Vafeas (drums), who have a long experience together characterized by superb musicality and creativity, both graduates of Berklee College of Music in Boston. Their shared understanding and connection – on and off the stage – allows them to easily interact and bring enthusiasm to their audience.
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A few words about the musicians
Ermis Michail is one of the active guitarists in Cyprus. In 2008 he was accepted to the Rotterdam Conservatory (Department of Jazz). He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011, he completed his Bachelor of Music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012, Ermis Michail won 1st prize in the “Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) scholarship competition”. In 2014, he completed his Masters in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as Damian Erksin, Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos and more. During this time he arranged and performed in various albums with locals and International artists. In 2016 he released his first album with his original compositions “Minor Change”. He has also composed music for theater and dance performances performed at festivals and theaters in Cyprus. He has been professor of jazz guitar at the University of Nicosia since 2013 and is currently performing with his projects as a guitarist and composer in selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.
Andreas Panteli (1983) is a jazz pianist from Nicosia and an active member of the Cypriot jazz scene. He studied jazz piano interpretation at the Rotterdam Conservatory (BA) and at the Royal Conservatory of Den Haag (MA). In recent years he teaches at the University of Nicosia and performs in various festivals and venues across the island and abroad, with groups like “Funkystraat”, “Four on the Floor”, “Fuzz Bus “,” Sung Mellow “,” Εrmis Michail Quintet “,” Cahit Kutrafali Group “,” Alexis Kasinos Quartet “.
Ioannis Vafeas (www.ioannisvafeas.com) is a professional drummer. He studied jazz music at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and did his Masters in Jazz Studies at the Boston Conservatory. The years that followed found Ioannis busy in the music industry playing, recording and teaching music. He performs regularly at major festivals, concert halls and prestigious jazz clubs around the world. Vafeas has participated in festivals and venues in Germany, Poland, England, Lebanon, Greece, Kuwait, Italy, USA, Serbia and has shared the stage with great artists and symphony orchestras. He has numerous collaborations in CDs, recordings and theatrical productions. Since 2002 Vafeas has been teaching music in public schools. He has been teaching jazz music at private universities in Cyprus since 2009. His credits also include drums seminars on smears and brush playing at various universities and music schools. In April 2017, he released his first album entitled “Bridge of Locks” with the quartet IOANNOU / VAFEAS. His next album CATHARSIS will be released in 2020 featuring original compositions by Cypriot composers. He is the Artistic Director of the Cultural Organization A. VAFEA JAZZ Projects (www.avafeajazzprojects.com). He has supported Zildjian cymbals since 2009.
Michael Messios attended Berklee College of Music in Boston MA on a scholarship. He studied musical composition and jazz interpretation. His return to Cyprus found him busy in the music industry as a member of various ensembles. The Petsteppers, Charis Ioannou Trio, Cypriot big band, Tassos Stylianou Trio, where he plays and composes. He has participated in major jazz festivals like the Krakow Jazz Festival in Bologna, the Kuwait Jazz Festival, the Mitrovica Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Crete Jazz Festival and has performed in prestigious jazz clubs like the VORTEX in London. In 2013, he created his own group under the name of “Michael Messios Symmetry Band” which only performs his compositions. His music is influenced by contemporary and traditional jazz and is distinguished by its strong melody, harmony, complicated rhythms and patterns. MESSIOS is a sponsor artist of ” ASHDOWN AMPS ”.