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Jazz Festival in Santorini

Jazz Festival in Santorini

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Corridor: Western Trans-Balkan Road
Country: Greece, Santorini, Cyclades
Jazz Festival in Santorini

The Festival for Jazz Music has been established in Santorini for the last five years, during the warm summer months, and has become an important cultural event for the island with the support from local authorities and businesses, and is visited by friends of modern jazz from all over the world.
The success of the well-organized festivals in the past, with the participation of some of the finest jazz musicians and bands, gives the Santorini Jazz Festival the prospect of becoming one of the best of its kind in Greece. In the last three years, the festival has presented 18 of the major jazz bands from international jazz scene, covering all the spectrum of modern jazz: Be Bop, Fusion, Mainstream Jazz, Ethnic & Funk.
The idea of holding a jazz festival on the island, and the organization of it was thought up by Antonis Kutrubilis (Cinema owner and permanent inhabitant of Santorini), and Vasilis Tzatzias (Professional musician for over 10 years, living in Athens). Together they were searching to find a way to combine their love for the unique island of Santorini with jazz music.
Owning an ideal site already (the cinema) they started organizing the first festival, initially unaware of the possibilities of their project and its prospects of becoming an international musical event.