Fri, Apr 07|
Yaala Ballin's “Symphony, Song, Swing” - Nicosia
A jazz classical special celebrating the legend Billie Holiday
Time & Location
Apr 07, 8:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Nicosia, Vasiliou Voulgaroktonou 17, Nicosia, Cyprus
About the event
Windcraft Loud proudly supports three performances in Cyprus by acclaimed Jazz-Classical singer Yaala Ballin (IL/U.S.)
Joining her in Cyprus will be honoured Armenian pianist Vahagn Hayrapetyan and accomplished double-bassist Ari Roland (U.S.).
The events are organised by Cloud10 Music Agency.
Fri 7 April, NICOSIA, Antonakis Hall, 20:30 (13-piece Orchestra)
Sat 8 April, PAFOS, Music Academy Aspa Vasiliou, 20:00 (Quintet)
Sun 9 April, LIMASSOL, Sto Perama Live, 20:00 (Quintet)
Yaala Ballin's performances give tribute to the great Jazz singers of the 1940s & 50s such as Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Ella Fitzgerald and Carmen McRae, with songs by Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Cole Porter. Her performances also include special treatments to songs by Jazz composers such as Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Fittingly, the concerts also coincide with Billie Holiday’s birthday (April 7, 1915).
The 3 concerts will include one “Symphony, Song, Swing” performance as a special bi-communal 13-piece orchestra (Nicosia), elegantly combining Jazz & Classical music, as well as two swinging Quintet concerts (Pafos and Limassol).
Chamber Orchestra (Nicosia): • Yaala Ballin (IL / U.S.) - Voice • Vahagn Hayrapetyan (AM) - Piano • Ari Roland (U.S.) - Double Bass • Charis Ioannou - Tenor sax • Marios Spyrou - Drums • Nihat Agdach - First Violin • Miray Çakir - Second Violin • Sinem Sadrazam - Viola • Gürhan Nuray - Cello • Elias Ioannou - Trumpet • Klitos Pavlou - Trombone • Eleonora Roussou - Flute • George Georgiou – Clarinet
Growing up in a musical house, Classical & Jazz music were always around and so for Israeli-born, U.S.-based Yaala, bringing her passion for The Great American Songbook into a Symphonic setting felt natural. The inspiration for “Symphony, Song, Swing!” came from the great 1958 Billie Holiday album “Lady In Satin”, which she fell in love with at the young age of 15.
"Yaala illuminates each lyric's meaning through bright inflections" - DownBeat Magazine
"A consistency rarely heard. Radiant vocals." - All About Jazz
> Antonakis Music Hall, Nicosia: 22664697 (doors open 20:30)
> Music Academy Aspa Vasiliou, Pafos: 96052200 (doors open 20:00)
> Sto Perama Live, Limassol: 25373763 (doors open 20:00)
Reservations necessary before purchase of tickets.
Tickets start from €20 and are available at Tickethour: https://bit.ly/40f4bKO
Tickets also available at any ACS Courier store around Cyprus.
MEDIA SPONSORS: > Cyprus Mail > ΠΟΛΙΤΗΣ Newspaper > Parathyro Magazine
SUPPORTERS: > Interni Moda Bagno > Windcraft Loud > The Classic Hotel Nicosia
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