Athens Jazz Festival, Athens
#WomenInJazz – Alexia
Photo © AlexiaVassiliou
This Saturday night, the 21st Athens Jazz Festival will host a performance of ‘Women in Jazz’, the signature project by the award-winning and multitalented Alexia Vassiliou. The jazz concert is based on Alexia’s research project “The Untold Story of Women in Jazz” and is an exceptional homage to the great female voices of the genre.
Voice & Concept:
Electric Guitar & Music Preparation/Arrangements:
Piano & Arrangements:
Saxophone & Flute:
Chick Corea, Alexia Vassiliou,
Antoni Donchev, Fergus Currie,
Producer and Creative Director:
Produced & Toured by:
Saturday 28 May at 23:00
Technopolis Jazz Festival,
Tickets: free admission
Alexia will transport the audience to the underground Jazz Clubs of New Orleans, Harlem, New York, and the churches of the American South, through a series of selected songs of famous Jazz singers among others, Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Mahalia Jackson, Anita O' Day, Betty Carter, and Abbey Lincoln.
Alexia’s interpretation of those songs, in addition to the authenticity that characterizes all the performers, bring the audience closer to their narrative content, entering into the lyrics and music and provide an insight into the socio-political climate of that time and how those songs had impacted society. Songs of the past that bring memories and visions to our generations which are considered current narratives even today, defend principles such as democracy, freedom, equality.
Alexia Vassiliou is an award-winning, cross-genre vocal artist, singer, songwriter and composer. With a career spanning 40 years and 45 recorded albums, Alexia has developed her own authentic, eclectic,
sophisticated musical sound, informed and inspired by a plethora of influences and genres. For her full biography, see: https://alexiamusic.com/bio/