Sarah’s Jazz Club welcomes a quartet of the islands’ most seasoned musicians, led by top national talent Charis Ioannou. Saxophonist Charis Ioannou was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1976. In 2001, during his studies at Berklee College of Music, Charis won the Woodwind Achievement Award. After graduation, he moved to New York where he stayed for three years. While in New York, Charis earned his Masters degree in performance form NYU and in the meantime performed and taught around the state.
The collaboration with Rick Parker lead to the CD release of Rick Parker Collective – New York Gravity on the Fresh Sound Label. Charis left from the United States in 2005 and moved back to Cyprus. The return to his home country found Charis collaborating with various musicians including his own Group, The Jazz Futures Quintet, The Petsteppers (cd release 2008), The Cyprus Big Band (musical director) with whom he has performed around the island and also in various venues around the world including performances in Greece, Kuwait, Poland, Serbia, Spain, England, Luxembourg, Belgium, Holland and the USA.
Charis is teaching jazz music at The University of Nicosia, and also around the island through workshops and jam sessions that are being sponsored by the the Bicommunal Support program of the US Embassy in Cyprus.
Food and Drinks Available
Full bar service with delicious cocktails, selected wines and the Jazz Platter is offered, in addition to many other light dishes to accompany the great live music.
Tickets are EUR 12 per person. They can be bought in advance or on the night of the event when the ticket charge will be added to your bill.