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CLAUDE BOLLING: The spiritual child of Duke Ellington

A concert given by the teachers of the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala








Rebecca Meletiadou Flute

Fotis KoutsothodorosGuitar

Evaggelos KontopoulosBass

Kostas Tsafis Piano

Paris Tsirtsis Piano

Christopher BakaDrums



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A concert given by the teachers of the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala carrying us away to the multi-stylish world of Claude Bolling. Characterized as the “spiritual child of Duke Ellington” the composer and pianist Claude Bolling has consolidated his position as one of the most important figures of jazz. Born in Cannes in 1930 and having Paris as a home to his artistic creation, he formed a type of writing which is characterized by the wedding of many different styles with the spontaneity and the improvisation of the jazz trio (piano, bass, drums). Inspired by the classical guitar and the French guitarist Alexandre Lagoya, the composer wrote two of his probably most well-known works. The Latin and Spanish origins of the guitar in his Concerto, the rococo and film-driven influences of his in Picnic Suite and the well-known duet of guitar and flute, familiar to the audiences of Paris through his works Ibert and Piazolla, are creating and surprising result ready to take everyone, both audience and performers, to a sound journey of yesterday wearing a suit of today.

The action is organized in collaboration with the Municipal Conservatory of Kavala.

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