Wed, 28 Jun|
Trifecta featuring Charis Ioannou
“Trifecta” makes their debut at the garden of Technopolis 20, joining forces with the notorious Cypriot jazz player Charis Ioannou to present jazz standards and also tasteful compositions of Aris Constantinou.
Time & Location
28 Jun, 20:00
Technopolis 20 , Nikolaou I. Nikolaidi Avenue 18, Paphos 8010, Cyprus
About the Event
“Trifecta” makes their debut at the garden of Technopolis 20, joining forces with the notorious Cypriot jazz player Charis Ioannou to present jazz standards and also tasteful compositions of Aris Constantinou, on Wednesday, 28th of June 2023, at 8pm.
Trifecta, a jazz trio from Cyprus, consists of Aris Constantinou on guitar, Marios Spyrou on drums, and Marios Menelaou on double bass. With their impressive musical knowledge and experience, Trifecta is set on a mission to spread jazz across the island and beyond.
Inspired by jazz legends such as Charlie Christian, Philly Jo Jones and others, Trifecta's repertoire ranges from popular jazz music pieces to original compositions. The compositions bear the style of hard bop music, while at the same time combining elements from other periods of jazz, depending on the musical taste of each member, creating a "vintage-modern" sound!
Entrance: 15 euro
Reservations are necessary at 70002420.
Charis Ioannou: Born in Nicosia in 1976, Charis Ioannou was enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1997 where he studied saxophone performance and jazz composition. There he won the Woodwind Achievement Award and in 2001, after graduation, he moved to New York for 3 years where he earned his Masters and performed and taught around the state.
The return in 2005 to Cyprus found Charis collaborating with various musicians and appearing across the island, as well as in venues in Greece, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, UK, Italy, Belgium, Holland, Germany, Senegal and the U.S. Charis has also collaborated with the U.S. Embassy in a Bi-Communal Jazz programme called Jazz Futures.
He has conducted numerous workshops in the region and is currently teaching saxophone and jazz idiom at University of Nicosia. He continues to perform and record as a leader as well as a sideman in Cyprus and abroad.