Alekos Vretos

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Alekos Vretos - World Jazz Instrumental Jazz Worldmusic World Jazz Live Act in Argos

Alekos Vretos Short Info

"Greek musician and composer Alekos Vretos seamlessly divines the perfumed essence of Middle
Eastern music, infusing that essence into jazz and creating a rich world music hybrid that is as
enjoyable to listen to as it is bold to consider." All About Jazz, 2015.

Vretos plays the oud, of which sound is woody and strangely elastic, largely due to its fretless fingerboard. Like the traditional western mandolin, it is a fine vehicle for improvisation, something Vretos amply demonstrates on his albums and on stage. With his album ‘Mergin’ (2009), Vretos merged Arabic and Latin Music with taste and intelligence. His last album ‘K on Top of the Piano’ (2014) has not only a flavor of organically produced music but is strikingly graphic and vivid.

Alekos Vretos has collaborated with legendary composer Mikis Theodorakis, as well as Gilad Atzmon, Simon Shaheen, Martha D. Lewis, Theodore Antoniou, The Greek Contemporary Ensemble, The Kamerata, the Jazz Upstairs Big Band, Yorgos Fakanas, Dimitris Maragopoulos, The Athens State Orchestra, Lakis Chalkias, Kostas Thomaidis and Takis Paterelis to name a few.
For his work and help towards the music scene (especially World Jazz), he was included in 2013 list of the 100+1 most influential people in the Greek music scene published by the Athens Voice newspaper.

"Greek musician and composer Alekos Vretos seamlessly divines the perfumed essence of Middle
Eastern music, infusing that essence into jazz and creating a rich world music hybrid that is as
enjoyable to listen to as it is bold to consider." All About Jazz, 2015.

Vretos plays the oud, of which sound is woody and strangely elastic, largely due to its fretless fingerboard. Like the traditional western mandolin, it is a fine vehicle for improvisation, something Vretos amply demonstrates on his albums and on stage. With his album ‘Mergin’ (2009), Vretos merged Arabic and Latin Music with taste and intelligence. His last album ‘K on Top of the ...

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Past Gigs Alekos Vretos

  • 11 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ the Zoo
  • 10 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ the Zoo
  • 08 | 2016 Rhodes, Greece Alekos Vretos Quartet @ Rhodes International Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ The Zoo
  • 05 | 2016 Istanbul, Turkey Alekos Vretos Project feat. Alli Perret @ Nardis Jazz Club
  • 05 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ Work
  • 05 | 2016 Bodrum, Turkey Alekos Vretos Project feat. Alli Perret @ Pannonica Jazz Club
  • 05 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ The Zoo
  • 04 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ Spiti Jazz Bar
  • 03 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Trio @ Institute Francais d' Athens
  • 03 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ 1000+2 Nights
  • 01 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ 1st Jazzin Festival
  • 01 | 2016 Athens, Greece Alekos Vretos Project @ Underflow
  • 12 | 2015 Babel/Marousi Alekos Vretos Quartet
  • 12 | 2015 Onassis Cultural Center/ Athens Alekos Vretos Project feat. Elchin Shirinov
  • 11 | 2015 Afrikana/Athens Alekos Vretos Project
  • 10 | 2015 Tour dates / Argolis Alekos Vretos Project
  • 07 | 2015 Tour dates / UK w/ Martha D. Lewis band
  • 06 | 2015 Praxis Jazz Fest / Patras Alekos Vretos Quartet
  • 05 | 2015 Beton 7 / Athens Alekos Vretos Quartet
  • 05 | 2015 Thessaloniki Concert Hall / Thessaloniki Alekos Vretos Project
  • 04 | 2015 Tour dates / Turkey Alekos Vretos Project
  • 02 | 2015 Richmix / London Alekos Vretos Project
  • 01 | 2015 Afrikana/ Athens Alekos Vretos Quartet
  • 12 | 2014 Athens "K on Top" release party @ Booze Upstairs, Athens, 11th December 2014
  • 11 | 2014 Argos, Greece Alekos Vretos Quartet feat. L. Sarantopoulos @ Grand Kafe Kandinsky

Discography Alekos Vretos

  • 2014 K. on Top Album | Jadeo Music & Ankh Jazz
  • 2009 Mergin' Album | Jadeo Music
  • 2004 Yunan w/ the Meliti Ensemble Album | Subways Music

Media

  • Sound London To Gaza
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Origin

  • Argos GR

Founded

  • 1976

Members

  • Dimitris Sevdalis Piano
  • Dimitris Christooulos Bass
  • Dimitris Klonis Drums

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