The well-known pianist Marios Toumbas brings his new trio at Technopolis 20 in Paphos, for an evening of jazz standards and original compositions, on Tuesday, 16th of April 2019, at 8pm. He is joined by Michael Messios (double bass) and Stelios Xydias (drums), both expert rhythm section jazzmen.
Reservations are necessary at 70002420.
A few words about the musicians
Jazz pianist Marios Toumbas has a Bachelor of Music, Cum Laude, in Music Synthesis (Berklee College of Music, Boston Massachusetts) and a Master of Music with Honors in Jazz Studies (New England Conservatory of music, Boston Massachusetts). He was a student of internationally renowned jazz educator Charlie Banacos and famous jazz pianist Danilo Perez. He has performed all over the world with famous jazz musicians such as electric bassist Anthony Jackson, saxophonist Tony Lakatos and guitarists Jeff Richmond and Brett Garsed. He has also performed at international Jazz Festivals such as the Montreal Jazz Festival in Canada and the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally in Germany. Concert venues include the Royal Festival Hall in London, the Sun City Music Hall in Johannesburg and Megaron Mousikis in Athens, Greece. He has been an instructor of jazz music at European University Cyprus since 2009. He is also a teacher of the international Association Jazz Education Abroad which teaches Jazz all over the world.
Michael Messios attended the Berklee College of Music in Boston MA with a scholarship. He studied music composition, and jazz performance. His return in Cyprus finds him busy in the music industry as a member in various ensembles in Poland, the Kuwait Jazz Festival, Mitrovica Jazz Festival in Serbia, the Crete Jazz Festival, the Dusseldorf Jazz Rally and played in prestigious jazz clubs like the VORTEX in London, Bb Jazz Club in Berlin, Altes Fenhouse in Koln and many more. In 2013 he forms his own band. The Symmetry Band performs Michael Messios’ compositions, influenced by Contemporary and traditional Jazz. Michalis is an endorsed artist of the famous music instrument company ‘ASHDOWN AMPS’.
Stelios Xydias is a drummer born and raised in Limassol, Cyprus. He had his education and B.A. in Music 2011 grad. at the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He won the Nicolas Economou scholarship in 2009. Known for his versatility going from jazz, groove and different styles keeps him very active in his region. He has collaborated with all the big names in Cyprus as well with some international artists like Guthrie Govan (guitarist), Gilad Atzmon (saxophonist), Offer Gannor (guitarist), Damien Erskine (bassist) and more. Living in Limassol doesn’t keep him for appearing in international Festivals, as he has performed in Berlin, Athens, Netherlands, London and more. He has appeared in albums from artists like Mighty Sugarcane, Cahit kutrafali, Buray, Andreas Rodosthenous and more. He has also released his personal EP album called “Silence”, which is a solo drums project in 2014. Also he is deep in education by teaching drums in some big establishments in Cyprus.