Sun, January 13th

3rd Mediterranean Jazz Fest

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Doors 4PM
Show 5PM
Advance Price $15
Door Price $20

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3 rd Mediterranean Jazz Fest

After two sold-out editions in the past years at Planeta NYC, the Mediterranean Jazz Fest will be hosted for the first time by Drom. Five acts from around the Mediterranean will debut brand new material: Magda Giannikou, well known worldwide as the creative mind behind Banda Magda will join forces with Mavrothi Kontanis to present a new project that is firmly rooted in the folk music of their homeland Greece; Lebanese pianist Tarek Yamani will share the stage with Andalusian flamenco phenomenon Antonio Lizana for a very special one time performance; upcoming singer-songwriter and Tiny Desk- finalist Lau Noah will sing brand new songs; Catalan pianist LLuis Capdevila will preview his new album and flamenco-jazz-guitarist Andreas Arnold will conclude the night with the presentation of his upcoming album Odisea. Don't miss this event which will celebrate the diversity and rich musical heritage of the Mediterranean.

5pm Giannikou / Kontanis / Klampanis / Woloski (greek songs re-imagined)
Three Greeks and an Argentine come together to sing and play traditional folk songs of Greece; inspired by its endless blue waters and glimmering skies.  Mavrothi Kontanis is a multi instrumentalist, singer, composer. His main instrument is the oud, and he has studied and performed with many of the world's top players. By keeping an open mind and drawing from his diverse experiences as both a Greek and an American, Mavrothi creates music that is both Eastern and Western, old and new. Magda Giannikou is a pianist, an accordionist, a singer, a composer, an orchestrator, a songwriter and a music producer. Born and raised in Athens, Greece. A winner of multiple awards, such as the Georges Delerue Award for achievement in Film Scoring, and the BMI Film Scholarship, she moved to New York just after her studies. Bedazzled by the wonderful world of live jazz and world music, she took some time and made songwriting, singing, playing accordion and gigging a significant part of her life. Petros Klampanis is named a "Bass Ace" by Bass Player Magazine, awarded composer and bassist Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Now based in NYC, he is curious in his approach, always seeking unique ways to


6pm Lluis Capdevila (solo piano)
LLuis grew up by the vineyards of El Priorat, close to the Mediterranean Sea (Catalonia, Northeast of Spain). His search for freedom, expression and creativity soon connected him to composing and improvisation. His debut album Diaspora (2016) will soon be followed by his second studio album, Cinematic Radio (2019) which addresses his original music to a wider audience through a material that evokes cinematic moods.


6:30pm Tarek Yamani Trio feat. Antonio Lizana (middle eastern/flamenco/jazz) 
Tarek Yamani's music is a hypnotic fusion of American jazz and Arabic tarab which features a wonderful mix of re-arranged late 19th century songs from the Arabic repertoire and original compositions based on Levantine rhythms. Born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, Tarek has been praised as "a haunting, spellbinding Middle Eastern jazz pianist" (The New York Music Daily) and "A trailblazing pianist who transforms Khaleeji music." (CNN). Antonio Lizana is firmly rooted in the flamenco tradition and just like flamenco legend Camaron de la Isla who remains a major influence for Antonio, he was also born and bred in the San Fernando neighborhood in Cadiz, Spain. The singer, composer, saxophone player has created quite a buzz recently inside and outside of Spain with his personal blend of Flamenco, North-African music, pop and jazz. Antonio has released three albums in the last 5 years, the last two with Sony Music and is know for his energetic live shows. He has toured with his last album Oriente worldwide and and performed last year as part of the New York Flamenco Festival at a sold out Joe's Pub.


8pm Lau Noah (songs/folk)
The musical tapestry of this upcoming Catalan Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist is a conversation between masterful storytelling, a very personal guitar style, intertwined cultures and a limitless sense of imagination that provide the audience with the capacity to time-travel between their child self and the being they will become when the last song of the show comes to an end.

8:30pm Andreas Arnold ‘Odisea' album presentation (flamenco/jazz)
The German-born, NY-based and flamenco-playing guitarist will present his new album Odisea (Galileo/Bayla). An odyssey indeed, the album has been three years in the making and documents Arnold's musical travels since his last release Ojos Cerrados which the Spanish magazine Le Cool Valencia had described as "A magnificent flamenco jazz album that recalls the best music of Vicente Amigo ... A real gem that seduces from the first listen." On Odisea Arnold continues his explorations of putting the flamenco guitar in different musical contexts and created once again a highly personal artistic statement that brims with witty compositions, provocative use of space inspired by Miles Davis, explosive flamenco fire as well as joyful improvisations and intense interplay with his musical partner Petros Klampanis