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Tue, 25 Aug



Ermis, Rodosthenous, Xydias trio

Ermis Michail (guitar), Stelios Xydias (drums) and Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) have been playing music together for more than 10 years now. Based on the element of improvisation, they will present jazz music from the great American songbook as well as modern jazz compositions.

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Ermis, Rodosthenous, Xydias trio
Ermis, Rodosthenous, Xydias trio

Time & Location

25 Aug 2020, 20:00

TECHNOPOLIS 20, Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus

About the Event

Ermis Michail (guitar), Stelios Xydias (drums) and Andreas Rodosthenous (bass) have been playing music together for more than 10 years now. Always discovering new ways to communicate on stage, based on the element of improvisation, they will present jazz music from the great American songbook as well as modern jazz compositions, at Technopolis 20 garden, on Tuesday, 25th of August, at 8pm.

The venue takes all the necessary precautions and follows the instructions announced by the government, in order to ensure your health and safety.

Entrance: 12 euro

ONLY with reservations by phone at 70002420 and presales. 

Limited number of seats available, due to the measures announced by the government to deal with the pandemic of COVID-19.

A few words about the musicians

Ermis Michail (1988), Lecturer at the University of Nicosia since 2013, is one of the most active musicians of the island. In 2008 he was accepted at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Jazz Department). He performed at the North Sea Jazz Festival in 2010 as a member of the Rotterdam Big Band. In 2011 he finished his bachelor’s degree in music (Jazz Guitar) with honors. In 2012 Ermis Michail won the 1st prize at “The Nicolas Economou Foundation (NEF) Scholarship Competition”. In 2014 he finished his Master’s degree in Jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts). Since then he has collaborated with many established musicians such as Gilad Atzmon, Tony Lakatos, Alexia Vasiliou, Ed Verhoeff and Damian Erksin. During that time he has played in the recording of Cahit Kutrafali’s album “As it is”(2016), and has arranged and performed the music of the Vasilikis Anastasiou’s “Amalgamation Project” EP album (2014) as well as the new album in 2017 where they perfrormed it at Munich «Zyprischer Fruhlin 2017». In 2016 he released his debut album with his original compositions “Minor Change” where they performed in Cyprus, Berlin and the Netherlands. He has also composed music for the «13th Summer Dance Festival: Skytali».Ermis is currently performing with the music groups: “Free Over Four”, “Fuzz Bus”, “Sung Mellow”, “Amalgamation Project”, “Alkis Agathokleou 5tet”, “Cahit Kutrafali Group” and “Ermis Michail Quintet” as guitarist and composer and at selected venues and festivals all over Cyprus and abroad.

Andreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol, in 1977 and started playing music from a very young age, self-taught. He studied in the Rotterdam's Conservatory in The Netherlands where he had the chance to play along with Annaelis DeJong, Thierry Castel, Ilja Reijngoud in music stages like the Bim Haus, Dizzy Jazz club, Theater De Evenaar and many more. He had the opportunity to collaborate and record with Vasilis Papacostantinou and Christoforos Krokidis in Greece as well as local artists like, Savvas Chouvartas, Vasiliki Anastasiou, Nicole Ardanitou and Savvas Isovitis. He has recorded and published his own music on the cd “Simplicity” in 2015, along with the musicians, Giorgos Morfitis on the piano, Alkis Agathokleous on the ney and Stelios Xydias on the drums. He also has appeared in festivals like the Fusion festival in Germany, EUNIC jazz festival in Berlin, Technopolis jazz festival in Athens and at the music:LX in Louxembourg.

Stelios Xydias is a drummer born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. He had his education and B.A. in music 2011 grad. at the Codarts university of the arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He won the Nicolas Economou scholarship in 2009. Known for his versatility going from jazz, groove and different styles keeps him very active in his region. He has collaborated with all the big names in Cyprus as well with some international artists like Guthrie Govan (guitarist), Gilad Atzmon (saxophonist), Offer Gannor (guitarist), Damien Erskine (bassist) and more. Living in Limassol doesn't keep him for appearing in international Festivals as he has performed in Berlin, Athens, Netherlands, London and more. He has appeared in albums from artists like Mighty Sugarcane, Cahit kutrafali, Buray, Andreas Rodosthenous and more, he has also released his personal EP album called “silence” which is a solo drums project in 2014. Fresh in the Bosphorus Cymbal Company as he got his Endorsement with them in 2018. Also he is deep in education by teaching drums in some big establishments in Limassol.

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