Musical improvisation

Blues Cargo | Athens | February 15

Greece's most authentic Chicago blues band, Blues Cargo, is teaming up with renowned bluesman Michael Dotson at the Half Note Jazz Club (17 Trivonianou, Mets). Hailing from Chicago, Dotson is known for his high-energy "house-rockin' blues," delivering a raw blend of shuffles and boogies deeply rooted in tradition.

The Soul Peanuts | Athens | January 1

Celebrate the new year with the sounds of boogaloo, '60s RnB, and jazz-funk-soul compositions played by the talented Soul Peanuts. With the phenomenal Raphael Meleteas on the organ, Erik Panagopoulos on guitar, and Giannis Papadoulis on drums, the Soul Peanuts are an up-and-coming group on the Athenian music scene. The show will take place at Beatniks Road Bar in Exarchia (14 Koletti).

Jazz at the Museum | Athens | December 8

The B&E Goulandris Foundation (goulandris.gr) will end its "Visual Journeys" series of jazz concerts on December 8 with a performance by the Filippou & Lucaciu Duet featuring Natalia Manta. Vibraphone player Evi Filippou and bassist Robert Lucaciu explore a variety of 21st century compositions, skillfully balancing between jazz, free improvisation and traditional tunes.

Two Bulgarians in Consideration for the 2024 Grammy Awards

The music world eagerly awaits the 66th Annual Grammy Awards in 2024, where a new category in the jazz genre field has been introduced - Best Alternative Jazz Album. This category celebrates innovators who have pushed the boundaries of jazz, redefining its sound and captivating audiences with their distinct styles.

The Soul Peanuts | Athens | September 8

The Soul Peanuts organ trio plays to the sounds of boogaloo, '60s RnB and jazz-funk-soul compositions. With the phenomenal Raphael Meleteas on the organ, Erik Panagopoulos on guitar, and Giannis Papadoulis on drums, The Soul Peanuts are an up-and-coming group on the Athenian music scene. The show will take place at Orfeas Live Bar in Kypseli (25 Fokionos Negri). Admission free.

World-renowned jazz, blues performers expected at Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival, September 2-5

World-renowned jazz and blues performers are part of the line-up of the 9th edition of the Brasov Jazz & Blues Festival that will take place September 2-5. "This is a special edition of the festival that brings to fruition the concept of a complete music festival.

Ankara Jazz Festival to be held online on 24th year

On its 24th year, the International Ankara Jazz Festival will take place as an online festival due to the global coronavirus pandemic. Works are almost completed for the festival to take place between April 30 and May 10.

Meeting with its audience with a different theme every year, the festival underlines important issues within jazz.

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