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From Swing to Bepop
September 20, 2021 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
FROM SWING TO BEPOP / CYPRUS – ISRAEL
Miaris Jazz Trio ft Ofer Landsberg
Demitris Miaris (piano), Costas Halloumas (contrabass), Marios Spyrou (drums)
Soloist: Ofer Landsberg
The Miaris Jazz Trio collaborates with Ofer Landsberg from Israel in an interesting musical proposal where the jazz standards meet the new arrangements and compositions of the well established guitarist. The list of jazz standards was created during the 30s, a number of successful compositions that all orchestras and performers had in their repertoire.
During the 40s jazz “language” changed. Bands grew smaller, a new playing “language” developed, great soloists appeared and with them the bebop period of jazz known as the music of musicians. Miaris Jazz Τrio, with new arrangements and fresh compositions by Ofer Landsberg, and with a novel way of performing, give a new shape and a new sound to these songs.
Distinguishing himself as a striking player within the New York jazz scene of the late 90s, he frequently fronted gigs at famous clubs such as Smalls and Fat Cat, with musicians Ari Roland, Zaid Nasser, Mike Mullins, Grant Stewart, Dwayne Clemons, Chris Byars and Sacha Perry. It was also during this time that Ofer Landsberg met his mentor, the renowned bebop pianist Barry Harris.
Limassol: Sunday 19 September 2021, Rialto Theatre, 20:30
Nicosia: Monday 20 September 2021, Pallas Theatre, 20:30