Iconic musicians from New York perform in Cyprus
Mark Whitfield and jazz double bassist Ari Roland will join local veteran Charis Ioannou
Music lovers are in for a treat this May as world-renowned musicians from New York are travelling to the island for three unmissable performances. Acclaimed drummer Joe Farnsworth, Grammy award-winning guitarist Mark Whitfield and jazz double bassist Ari Roland will join local veteran Charis Ioannou for a high-level, straight-ahead jazz experience.
Stopping first at Sarah’s Jazz Club on May 10 and 11 and then at Raven’s Music Hall on May 12, the performances promise to be nights of jazz wonder. The four musicians are leading forces of contemporary traditional jazz and have collectively performed with legends including Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Ray Charles, Art Blakey, John Marshall, Cedar Walton, Diana Krall, Mary J Blige, Chaka Khan and Sting.
“Cyprus audiences can look forward to hearing our unique sound,” said Whitfield, “which is a representation of the geniuses who came before us and our creative impulses for the future!” Their upcoming shows will combine his intelligence and creativity, the straight-ahead jazz drumming of Farnsworth, the rhythmical virtuosity of Roland, and the uplifting sound of the accomplished local favourite Ioannou.
“We are coming with a lot of love, lots of joy, and always #timetoswing,” commented Farnsworth. “We will play with all the knowledge and feeling we have!”
Joe Farnsworth / Mark Whitfield Quartet
Musicians from New York perform live. May 10-11. Sarah’s Jazz Club, Nicosia. May 12. Raven’s Music Hall, Limassol. Doors open 8.30pm. Show starts 9.30pm. Presale tickets €25 (available at venues), at the door €29. www.soldoutticketbox.com Tel: 95-147711, 99-614100