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Jazz Festivals of Greece

From the heart of Athens to Northern Greece and the Greek islands, there are numerous events dedicated to jazz music throughout the year for enthusiasts to enjoy!


The Sani Festival began in 1993 and over its 26 year history, it has become a distinctive high profile festival that is making an international impact. It is well known for its three-day tribute to jazz called Jazz on the Hill, and as a musical festival, that embraces non-commercial musical genres.

Jazz on the Hill is the festival’s hallmark. It is an international three-day tribute to African American music which has hosted live performances by legends of the jazz scene, including exclusive appearances by musicians, many of whom have never performed in Greece.: The festival hosted Jan Garbarek in 1995, Cassandra Wilson in 1998 and 2013, Dee Bridgewater in 2000, Chico Freeman in 2003, Charlie Haden in 2005, Brad Mehldau, Lizz Wright,Betty Carter, Ray Brown, Abbey Lincoln, Paul Bley, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, and others.

The Festival includes other arts such as modern dance and musical theater to show how they interact with jazz music.

For more information please visit the website: https://www.sani-resort.com/en_GB/festivals/sani-festival/the-festival

04 Apr 2019, by Nektaria Karakosta in Arts & Culturex