Alekos Vretos Project @ 1st JazZin Festival, Athens
29/01/2016, Doors open 21.30
Methodia Live Stage (click for details and tickets)
Greek oudist, pianist and composer Alekos Vretos merges jazz, Arabic, Greek and Latin music in a masterful and uplifting blend of sounds. Berklee-trained and known as "The Jazz foreman", "Alekos Vretos is not your average jazz musician, he has taken it personally to propagate world jazz music to everyone." (Athens Voice)
Joined by his long time quartet, Alekos reaches to new ground on the Mediterranean Jazz genre resulting into a combination that is always set to give in an exciting and fresh sound with plenty of sparks.
Vretos has collaborated with the likes of Greek legend Mikis Theodorakis, the worldÂ„â€™s leading oud player Simon Shaheen as well as Gilad Atzmon, well-known on the London Jazz scene. His compositional approach draws inspiration from the strong melodies of celebrated musicians, such as US Armenian oudist Ara Dinkjian and Tunisian master oudist Anuar Brahem, among others, whilst he keeps his feet firmly on the groove pedal.
Alekos Vretos - oud
Dimitris Sevdalis - piano
Dimitris Christopoulos - bass
Dimitris Klonis - drums
The Jadeo Music Team