WOW Sounds: Nubya Garcia - Εικόνα

The award winning saxophonist and composer who is changing the landscape of British jazz scene - a traditionally male-dominated scene - is coming to the WOW Athens festival and the Stavros Niarchos Hall on Monday, April 3 at 21.00.

When she started learning the saxophone at the age of 10, Nubya Garcia, a native of Camden tracing her roots in Guyana and Trinidad, could not have imagine that her career would skyrocket on the same year that an unforeseen pandemic would freeze the planet; and all this before she even turned 30. Training alongside jazz legends, such as Nikki Yeoh and Gary Crosby, and studying at leading music schools, including the Royal Academy of Music and Berklee College of Music, Nubya Garcia released her first album, SOURCE, to great critical acclaim, and found herself winning successive distinctions and awards, and being nominated for a Mercury Prize. 

With the support of Gilles Peterson and Jazz FM during her early steps, the young saxophonist saw her reputation soar well beyond the borders of England after the release of SOURCE in summer 2020, herself being featured on television and at Tiny Desk (Home) Concerts, Khruangbin choosing her to be their opening act during their US tour, and compositions of hers being used in popular series such as Ted Lasso and Atlanta

The “child” of John Coltrane, Miles Davis and Mary Lou Williams, Nubya Garcia is the hot name in every international festival lineup, and her appearances regularly earn her 5-star reviews. 

In March 2021, she presented her album, SOURCE,  in a special online performance as part of WOW London 2021 in the iconic Royal Albert Hall.

Nubya Garcia videos

Monday 03/04, 21.00 

Advance Ticket Sales Points:

  • Online on Ticket Services website 
  • By phone: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
  • At the Ticket Services Box Office (Panepistimiou 39, Athens)

Online tickets pre-sales (Members)
Online tickets pre-sales (Public)

This event is not part of the WOW Festival Pass 2023.

Pre-sale for Members starts on Thursday 16/02 at 18.00 (limited number of tickets).
Pre-sale for the public starts on Friday 17/02 at 18.00.

Ticket Prices:

Zone Α - General entrance €20
Zone Β - General entrance €15, Concessions €10

Concession tickets are available to students, people aged 65+, minors up to 17 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.

Children and companions of persons with disabilities can sit with their chaperones and companions in any zone, with a concessions ticket. 

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 and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

Important information:

  • Doors open at 20.00.
  • We suggest that you be at the location no later than 30 minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • Age recommendation: For ages 6+.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

See also

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