Sunday 06 November 2022
Modern-day jazz is conversing with various different musical genres, evolving and looking at the past with creative irreverence, while at the same time allowing room for those who wish to remain “clean,” traditional. It is constantly renewing its audience, attracting new believers.
Seeing jazz as a “music of the here and now,” the SNFCC’s Jazz Chronicles concert series returns to the Lighthouse in November and December, hosting concerts by two domestic bands who are asserting that “jazz is striking back”: Kepler is Free and Harper Xylouri. Deep-pitched winds, elegant keys and suggestive strings, against an electronica backdrop gluing it all together, are the ingredients of the exciting mix.
Kepler is Free
Their debut album, Teegarden, released by Veego records some two-and-a-half years ago, stirred the most powerful word-of-mouth wave during the early pandemic period. Their modernist jazz proposition had one foot in the sunny soul-jazz of the ’70s and another in alternate hip hop of (mainly) the ’90s, properly updated through modern experimental electronica. The upshot of the band named after astronomer Johannes Kepler was an album that could play equally confidently at a small jazz club, in a big open festival, or on easy listening radio. References to the music of GoGo Penguin and BadBadNotGood (bands that have produced some of the most groundbreaking jazz music ideas of the past decade) were abundantly obvious. In Jazz Chronicles, we will be witnessing how they evolved in their second album, due to be released soon. Much like the Kepler space telescope that was launched by NASA to discover Earth-size planets and was released in space upon completing its mission, we are looking forward to discovering what Kepler is Free have in store for us, now that they are more mature and free to roam about the sound paths of their choice.
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Sunday 06/11, 21.00
Advance Ticket Sales Points:
Online tickets pre-sales (Members)Online tickets pre-sales (Public)
Pre-sale for Members starts on Tuesday 18/10 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on Wednesday 19/10 at 12.00.
General entrance 12€, reduced 8€
Concession tickets of 8€ are available to students, people aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.
On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)
Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.
This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity.