Sani Festival 2017: Homage to Charlie Haden by the Gonzalo Rubalcaba quartet

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Sani Festival 2017: Homage to Charlie Haden by the Gonzalo Rubalcaba quartetSani Festival 2017 is celebrating 25 years between 8 July – 19 August 2017

With 15 nominations and 4 Grammys under his belt, Gonzalo Rubalcaba is a force to be reckoned with in modern jazz. He was born in 1963 in Havana, absorbing traditional music at his father’s (a pianist/composer) and brothers’ (a pianist and a bassist) side. He received classical training and a degree in composing, while at the same time working as a drummer and pianist. [...]

Gonzalo Rubalcaba appeared with his late collaborator and friend Charlie Haden in the framework of the 2005 Sani Festival. It was a magical meeting that went down in the history of the Festival.

He first appeared in Greece as a guest of Sani Festival in 2002.

Participating:

  • Gonzalo Rubalcaba – piano
  • Bob Bruya – bass
  • Sam Hart – saxophone
  • Marcelo Bourque Perez – drums

Ticket pre-sale is available two weeks before each event.

Tickets for the Sani Festival events can be purchased in the following ways:

Online:

Through the sanifestival.gr website and the platform referred for each event, with a credit card charge

• Οnline availability of tickets is completed 24 hours before the event.

• Through the on-line purchase of numbered place tickets, you can choose your location at Sani Hill, according to the availability of the seats plan.

• tickets are picked up directly from venues.

Presale points:

Thessaloniki:

Stereodisk | Aristotelous 4, T: 2310 262912

Konstantinidis Book & Style | Metropolis 92, T: 2310256173

Chalkidiki:

At the hotels of Sani resort and at K-Books store in Sani Marina, T: 23740 99400

Sani Festival 2017

In Sani Resort, in 1992, when the first Sani Festival was staged on Sani Hill, there was excitement and unavoidable stress, expectations, the ambition to keep going, and concern regarding the size this cultural initiative – unique for Greek standards – would reach. And here we are: This year, Sani Festival, one of the first private initiatives in Greece at the time, is celebrating its 25th anniversary, an institution that is popular around the world with major fans, who can’t wait for it to begin every summer.

25 years later, the secret of its success was its dedication to creating its own personality, an identity, and artistic quality, the right foundation on which it was set up to begin with: selecting artists according to strict artistic merit and proper communication of the event, which made opening doors to international art circles easy. The response was enthusiastic. “25 years is not a short period of time, especially for a festival that started on an amateur basis, for the fun of it. It is an achievement, if I do say so myself, to still be standing in the cultural landscape of Greece after so many years, and to stand out in your own artistically unique way, bridging the two main pillars of Greek industry: tourism and culture”, stressed the festival’s artistic director, Olga Tabouris-Babalis.

Her goal was for the Festival to have a specific cultural mark, an artistic identity in the framework of a thematically structured programme. What started off as ‘Jazz on the Hill’ soon acquired “sisters” – ‘Sani Classic, Sounds of the World, Greek Variations, cinematic music, theatre and visual projects, and so on – which led to its growth, and recognition by an even broader audience. If its invitations being accepted by major artists showed its dynamism from the very beginning, the enthusiastic response from legendary international artists along the way, raised it to the top of such events. “This is how”, the artistic director continued, “at this 25th anniversary we have invited our favourite artists from the international and Greek stage, some of whom we first introduced live to the Greece audience, so that we may all celebrate together. We will also have first time guests, whose work we recognise and love''.

Read more here.

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