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SWING GROOVES with WORKIN’ TRIO

Thursday 9 May 8:00 pm

Workin’ Trio is made up of three acclaimed Cypriot musicians: Charis Ioannou (sax), Christos Yerolatsitis (organ) and Marios Spyrou (drums). Their music is inspired by uplifting swing grooves, at times blended with Gospel, New Orleans, and Boogaloo rhythms. The Trio aims to revive the lesser-known repertoire from the 40s, 50s & 60s, as well as showcasing their own original tunes along the same lines. The combination of the Hammond organ, tenor saxophone and drums create a unique sound that is sure to please all fans of jazz. Presented by Music in the Mountains.

SWING GROOVES with WORKIN’ TRIO, Thursday 9 May 8pm, John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Tickets: €15. Box Office: Tel: 97898997, buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/trio or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Food & Accommodation: John’s Restaurant, is open 9am – 11pm every day, offering traditional Cyprus taverna cuisine and international dishes. Tel: 25432212. Caffè Marcelletti, right next door, is open from 6.30am – 9pm every day. Tel: 97898997. There is ample accommodation in the surrounding area, including The Pine View Hotel Saittas Tel: 96003473.

Information: www.musicinthemountains.eu. Facebook: @musicmountainscyprus, @JRTrimiklini.

Charis Ioannou (tenor sax) enrolled at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied saxophone performance and Jazz Composition. Charis won the Woodwind Achievement Award in the last year of his studies in Boston and in 2001, after graduation, he moved to New York where he stayed for three years. While in New York, Charis earned his Master’s Degree in performance from the New York University and in the meantime performed and taught around the state. The return to his homeland country found Charis collaborating with various musicians and appearing in all the major clubs and festivals around Cyprus as well as various venues around the world including performances in Greece, Kuwait, Kazakhstan, Poland, Serbia, Spain, England, Italy, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland, Lebanon, Germany, Senegal and the U.S.A. Charis has also collaborated with the American Embassy in Cyprus in a Bi-Communal Jazz programme, Jazz Futures, through which he has appeared all over Cyprus, performing alongside the group of Ari Roland and Chris Byars for 6 years during the period 2007-2013. In 2015 he led BopCy, a quartet with all Cypriot musicians and won the 2nd place in the first Greek jazz competition held in Athens in the same year and appeared in Syros as part of the International Jazz Day 2015. He has conducted numerous workshops in Cyprus, Lebanon, Greece, and Italy. Charis is currently teaching the saxophone and the jazz idiom at The University of Nicosia and continuing to perform and record as a leader as well as a sideman in Cyprus and all over the world. In July 2018 Charis was featured by the Athens Big Band during the band’s 20th year celebration with an astonishing performance at the Technopolis Cultural Center in Athens, Greece.

Christos Yerolatsitis (organ) is a forward-thinking musician whose eclectic tastes have led him to explore the forever-changing musical landscape where different music genres blend into one another. Christos was trained in the post-bop tradition for which he has a deep appreciation, and which remains part of his musical persona. His proficiency and personal style in the genre haven’t gone unnoticed by both his peers and listeners alike, and have led him to work and record with numerous musicians and projects around the world. As a soloist and composer, he explores the depths of human consciousness and experiences of day-to-day life. Sometimes it translates into soft, poignant soundscapes, other times into dissonant melodies, intricate rhythms, and punchy basslines. Christos’ latest project Sonica and its debut album “Introducing Sonica”, released in June 2022, marks his debut as a solo artist. Balancing between modern jazz and live electronic music, this stormy, synth-infused project explores the fringes of improvised music. Christos was formally trained in The Netherlands where he received a BA degree in Jazz Performance from The Royal Conservatory of The Hague (2013) and an MA degree from Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2015). During his time there, he had the honour to share the stage with musicians such as Benjamin Herman, John Ruocco, Simon Rigter, Ben van den Dungen, and Ben Van Gelder among others. In 2016, Christos worked with the Eef van Breen Group in cooperation with Het Noord Nederlands Toneel as part of the extremely successful 9-hour theatre production “Borgen” which appeared in all the biggest theatres of the country. In 2017, he became the head of the piano department at the True School of Music; one of the biggest music schools in India. During his time in there, Christos performed with various bands in music festivals and jazz clubs and had the opportunity to share the stage with musicians like Ranjit Barot (known for his work with John Maclaughlin) and Erik Truffaz. Currently, Christos is based in Cyprus, where he is working with various local and international bands. Apart from that, you’ll find him working tirelessly on the next thing in his studio in Nicosia on any given day.

Marios Spyrou (drums) is based in Nicosia. He completed his Master’s Degree in the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag. He followed several workshops and private lessons with many influential jazz musicians, such as Eric Ineke, Joseph Farnsworth, George Fludas, Leroy Williams, Adam Nussbaum, Barry Harris, and Harold Maybern. Currently, he is teaching private drum lessons at the English school, in Nicosia and in the Music High school. Over the last few years, he has been playing extensively with the top Cypriot and European jazz musicians all over the Island and in other essential venues around Europe (U.K, Greece, Italy, Holand, Belgium). He has performed at the 1st Appolo Jazz Festival in Greece, the Rialto World and Jazz Festival, and the Jazz in de Grach(Holland), Aglanjazz festival, Paradise jazz festival.

John’s Restaurant Trimiklini is open 9am – 11pm every day, offering large selection of traditional Cyprus taverna cuisine and international dishes. There is a choice of garden tables at the front, ample inside space and the rear balcony with spectacular mountain and valley views. Booking advised: Tel: 25432212.

Caffè Marcelletti, next door to John’s Restaurant, combines a modern city coffee lounge vibe with the rustic atmosphere of the countryside setting, plus stunning views, making it probably the coolest and prettiest café in the mountains. The efficient, helpful staff, provide a wide range of coffees, soft drinks, pastries and ice creams. It is open from 6.30am every day. Tel: 97898997.

ACCOMODATION

The Pine View Hotel Saittas is about 3Km north of Trimiklini. The air-conditioned rooms have complimentary Wi-Fi, sound-proofed windows, hair dryers and towels. Continental breakfast is offered in the restaurant and there is a lounge bar, billiards table, sauna, sun terrace, free private car park and garden. Tel: 96003473.

The Spidaki Lania is about 3Km south of Trimiklini the beautiful artiste’s village of Lania. It is a stone-built garden house renovated to a high standard and available through booking.com.

The Old Olive Mill Dhoros is a lovely and unique old stone house in a secluded spot at the end of a road, in the quiet farming village of Dhoros, nestled on the southern slopes of the Troodos Mountains, about 6Km south of Trimiklini. The house can accommodate up to 8 guests. Tel: 25434043. Facebook: @TheOldOliveMillDhorosCyprus.

The River House Trimiklini is a modern, stone-faced holiday home located in a quiet area of the village. It features 3 bedrooms, TV, DVD player, free WiFi, barbecue, fireplace, table tennis and free bicycles. Tel: 99628772. Facebook: @TheRiverHouseCyprus.

Trimiklini is a picturesque village, surrounded by green orchards, located approximately 27 kilometres northwest of Limassol in the largest valley in Cyprus, at an average altitude of 570M. The village is bordered on the south by Lania, on the west by Silikou and Kouka, on the north by Moniatis, on the northeast by Pelendri and on the east by Agios Mamas. Trimiklini is famous for its double bridge; the only one in Cyprus. Local residents grow grapes and fruit trees, including nectarines, peaches, plums, and pears here. They have also long been engaged in the production of zivania and wine. Part of the cultural heritage of the village is the building of the primary school, which opened its doors in 1926. Then, it had an enrolment of 49 students. Now it’s community property, restored by the municipal council. Currently, 11 children from the community attend the new district school. The Green Valley waterfall is worth the walk along a narrow path, hidden in the shade of century-old trees. There are several outdoor cafes and restaurants, a fruit market, where you can buy freshly picked fruit and vegetables, and small shops with sweets, including excellent mountain honey, plus two interesting churches dedicated to the Virgin of Mercy.

SWING GROOVES with WORKIN’ TRIO, Thursday 9 May 8pm, John’s Restaurant Trimiklini. Tickets: €15. Box Office: Tel: 97898997, buy online: www.dailydealscy.com/event/trio or Email: andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

Music in the Mountains was founded in 2005 by Pam Groves, Mike Groves and Andrew Oliver. It was created in order to present a wide range of high-quality concerts in all musical genres in the mountain villages in the Limassol and Paphos regions, including Lofou, Lania, Trimiklini, Silikou and Ineia, as well as occasional events in Limassol and Paphos.

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Date:
Thursday 9 May
Time:
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
€15
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John’s Restaurant Trimiklini
John's Restauarant
Trimiklini, Cyprus
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Phone:
97898997

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Music in the Mountains
Email:
andrew@musicinthemountains.eu

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