Classic jazz performance by Frangoulis and McCann at Herodes Atticus Odeon

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Classic jazz performance by Frangoulis and McCann at Herodes Atticus OdeonThe ancient Odeon of Herod Atticus amphitheater dates back to over 2,000 years ago

The spectacular voices of Greek tenor Marios Frangoulis and American jazz diva Tammy Mccann filled the night air under the Acropolis, with the swinging musical accompaniment of the capital’s Big Band Orchestra, conducted by Lukas Karytinos, greekcitytimes.com reports.

A magical mix for jazz lovers – of which there has emerged a heightened number in Athens during the last few decades – the concert, titled ‘Blue Skies’ was hosted at the ancient Odeon of Herod Atticus amphitheatre, which dates back to over 2,000 years ago and has been the performance venue for some of the world’s most dazzling singers, dancers, musicians and actors.

Frangoulis has created a global identity as an opera singer as well as an artist who’s voice seamlessly adapts to classics from musicals, jazz repertoires, Greek classics and more. Mccann, who is performing in Athens for the first time, notes of her collaboration with Frangoulis: “Mario and I met in New York. A dear friend of mine and Mario’s Broadway producer Kati Meister brought us together. She always envisioned this night and now it’s coming to fruition. Mario is such a collaborative spirit. I’ve worked with many people over the years and he leaves room for you to find your own rhythm. He’s such an exceptional artist he has the ability to weave in and out of song, style, and genre effortlessly. It also helps that we just have a lot of fun!”

The Blue Skies Concert brought the rhythms of the Great American Songbook to the Athenian public. Frangoulis and Mccann performed all-time beloved songs known to us by maestros such as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Nat King Cole and Nina Simone.

Indeed, “The Great American Song Book” was performed live for the first time since the performance by Frank Sinatra in Greece some 20 years ago. Songs such as “Strangers in the night”, “Unforgettable”, “Mona Lisa”, “When I fall in love”, “Autumn leaves”, “Dream a Little Dream of me”, as well as “I get a Kick Out of You”, “My Baby just Cares for Me”, “Blue Skies” and “So in Love” (a song Mario performed with Lara Fabian for the movie Delovely) are only a few of the songs enjoyed at this star-lit, al fresco night.

Of her first time performing in Athens and at the Irodion theatre, Mccann points out: “This is my first time in Athens, and I’ve been thrilled from the moment I stepped off the plane. So much history that’s so accessible you feel as though you’re walking back in time…There are no words to describe the enormity of the honour of performing at the Odeon of Herod Atticus. It’ll be a special evening for all of us, as Mario and I come together with one voice asking you to “come with us on this musical journey.”

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