Ioannou/ Vafeas Quartet (Cyprus)
Charis Ioannou (saxophone), Ioannis Vafeas (drums), Dimitris Miaris (piano), Greg Makamian (double bass)
The Ioannou / Vafeas Quartet was created in 2016 after many years of collaboration and friendship between the saxophonist CharisIoannou and the drummer Ioannis Vafeas. They are both graduates of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, holders of Master Degrees and members of the Faculty of the department of Music at the University of Nicosia. They count numerous participations in major Concert Halls, important Festivals and international stages around the world. Having a deep knowledge of the American jazz scene, they willpresent their new straight ahead jazz album entitled Bridge Of Locks accompanied by two very talented and promising jazz musicians.DimitrisMiaris on the piano (graduate of the Ionian University) and Greg Makamian on the double bass (graduate of the University of Nicosia). Bridge of Locks was released in April 2017.