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Jazz big band gets it togather June 10, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Music Life Greek.

We often jump at the chance to go along and watch international musicians who arrive on our shores, but how about supporting the efforts of local musicians striving to put Cyprus on the map of the international music scene?

A local band that hopes to make a mightly impression is the Cyprus Big Band, the first jazz orchestra to be established on the island. Founded by Jeunesses Musicales Cyprus and supported by Cyprus College, its mission is to promote, preserve and perform jazz and Latin music in Cyprus, to contribute to the cultural infrastructure of local musical life and go on to present it overseas.

The band will be playing at the PASYDY auditorium in Nicosia on Thursday evening and in Limassol next Monday with a special concert at the Rialto Theatre.

Aspiring to become the National Jazz Orchestra of Cyprus, the members are all recognised performers, having graduated from renowned American and European music schools. Consisting of alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, two trumpets, trombone, piano, bass and drums, its repertoire is built on historical development of American and European jazz and Latin music, covering all its stages and styles from the beginning of 20th century until today. For the upcoming concert in Limassol, the Big Band is preparing original pieces from North and South America arranged especially for this type of orchestra.

Cyprus Big Band > A historic retrospective of orchestral jazz music from the beginning of the 20th century to the latest trends. With a band of nine members established by the Jeunesses Musicales Cyprus.
June 14 > PASYDY Theatre, Nicosia. Tickets £8-5. For info call 22 844444.
June 18 > Rialto Theatre, Heroes Square, Limassol. Tickets £8-5. For info call 77777745.

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