ioannou-vafeas quartet
ioannou-vafeas quartet

Ioannou-Vafeas Quartet

Virtuoso saxophonist Charis Ioannou and first-rate drummer Ioannis Vafeas form the Ioannou-Vafeas Quartet. The band presents its new CD Bridge of Locks composed by Chris Byars for four performances at Sarah’s Jazz Club.

Book now for Saturdays May 6th / May 13th / May 20th / May 27th!

Longtime friends and collaborators, the talented drummer Ioannis Vafeas steals your attention only for the brilliant Charis Ioannou to regain it again! Miaris’ piano is sweet and on target. Greg’s bass is warm and fabulous. They are amazing!

Both Ioannis and Charis perform regularly in festivals and Concert Halls in their homeland and all over Europe. They have numerous collaborations in CD’s, recordings and theatre productions. They are both graduates of the Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts, and they hold a Master’s Degree in Jazz Music. They are also members of the faculty in the Department of Music in the University of Nicosia.

Lineup:

Charis Ioannou (saxophone)

Ioannis Vafeas (drums)

Greg Makamian (double bass) – except for the 6th and 27th when brilliant bassist Michael Messios joins the quartet.

Dimitris Miaris (keyboards/piano)

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