Athens Jazz Festival9:21 PM
Athens Jazz Festival is one of my favourite festivals and I am waiting for it anxiously every year. It has now become an institution since it started 15 years ago and it marks the beginning of summer celebrations in the city. It has free entrance (which is very much appreciated from Athenians), great jazz musicians from all over the world and a beautiful public that gathers every night at Technopolis for this 5-day fiesta.
As every year, the line-up had various jazz artists from all over Europe and beyond, like Orfeas Wärdig Tsoukalas Quartets from Sweden, Jeff Herr Corporation from Luxembourg, Emil Viklický “Grand Moravia” Trio from Checz Republic, Gabriele Pezzoli Trio from Switzerland, Gorka Benitez & David Xirgu from Spain, Duo Carlos Bica & Joao Paulo Esteves da Silva from Portugal and Marjorie Barnes & Equinox from Ireland and Holland.
It lasted for 5 days, until Sunday 7th of June and finished with Yoav’s Eshed Trio Millionaires from Israel, Hijaz from Belgium and Mercan Dede Secret Tribe from Turkey.
This year was very successful as on the same time during the festival, the meet market took place so it had a more festival-like appearance. Beautiful people of every age gathered, moving in the rhythm of jazz drinking beer, enjoying the nice weather and having fun.