Alekos Vretos Project feat Michalis
Katachanas and Aggelos Polychronou on November 2, 2016 at 21:30 at Zoo -
Zood. Pigis 45 - Kato Halandri - 2106745375
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€™s leading oud player Simon Shaheen as well
as Gilad Atzmon, well-known on the London Jazz scene. His compositions
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.