Rhodes jazz festival


Saturday August

Candid Stories Panel

Women in jazz / Jack Kerouac 100th birthday / jazz in the movies

A panel in collaboration with the International Writers and Translators Centre of Rhodes. An evening that will be structured in 3 parts: 1. Jazz democracy and the voice of women, 2. Jack Kerouac 100th birthday and 3. The screening of a short jazz documentary.

On the panel we will host George Ikaros Babasakis distinguished writer and translator, Dimitrios Vassilakis artistic director, saxophonist, composer and poet, Shekinah Rotz saxophonist, flautist and composer from Puerto Rico, Inbar Fridman guitarist from Israel, Vasilis Mantikos writer from Rhodes. We will host online Maria Manousaki, violin player from Crete and Nefeli Fasouli vocalist, both important artists of this year’s festival.

Monday August

Dock In Absolute Trio (Luxembourg)

with Jean Philippe Koch (piano), Victor Kraus (bass), Arne Wiegand (drums)

Dock In Absolute is a piano trio led by pianist Jean Philippe Koch from Luxembourg, that combines different styles of progressive Jazz, classical and rock. DIA has been named the “Export Artist of the Year 2017 and 2019” by music:LX as a result of being the most active band in Luxembourg and discovery artist of the year by Jazznews. Their latest album belongs to the “100 Greatest Albums of the year” by the Jazzit Magazine Awards.

Dock In Absolute’s music is sparkling, varying, forceful, pressing, rich in twists and turns in mood: from lyrical to unrestrainable, from wild to graceful, from virtuosic and crystalline to assertive and dramatic, from subdued to airy and demonstrative. At the RIJF, the band will perform songs from their first and second album as well as new material.

Tanini Trio

(Turkey, as part of the sisterhood of RIJF with Bodrum Jazz Festival)

with Tahir Aydoğdu (qanun), Burçin Büke (piano), Bilgin Canaz (ney or reed flute)

The Tanini Trio consists of three virtuoso musicians, each of whom has a successful international career in his own right. They have a select repertoire, consisting of Western music with Turkish elements and Turkish music with Western elements. They sensitively blend traditional Turkish and Western melodies with jazz, thus creating bridges between different cultures.

They have performed in Turkey, Italy, Germany, Germany, USA, South Korea, Canada, Bulgaria, Hungary, Lithuania, Turkmenistan, Spain, Malta, Poland, England, Scotland, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Taiwan, Malaysia, Cyprus, Cyprus and Jordan. They have recorded two albums, Dokunuşlar (Touches) and Dokunuşlar II (Touches II).