Debut concert of Christos Asonitis Quintet in Munich

(December 2016) 

Christos Asonitis together with his group of excellent young musicians will present live for the first time his original compositions. His music moves stylistically in the style of modern jazz with influences both from European jazz sound and from the Greek traditional music. Lyrical compositions, sometimes polyphonic, inspired by personal experiences of the composer and by historical and mythological elements of his homeland, transmit his imagery and thoughts sometimes with melodic timbres and relaxing mood and sometimes with aggression, strong tensions and pompous melodic lines.

The concert will take place at the live stage Ars Musica in Munich on January 27, 2017 at 8:00 pm. For more information about the event’s place and ticket reservations at: http://www.ars-musica-muenchen.de or per telephone at: +49 (089) 66698597.

Line up:
Christos Asonitis: drums, composition
Bastien Rieser: trumpet
Mark Pusker: alto sax
Maruan Sakas: piano
Lorenz Heigenhuber: double bass

 

Concert in Havana with the Cuban pianist Yamilé Cruz Montero and tour with the Salsa Band HMTM

(July 2016) 

Concert in the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana in Cuba.

Christos Asonitis will perform in Cuba together with the Cuban pianist Yamilé Cruz Montero.

Five years after his first appearance in Havana as a sideman of Lito Voyatzoglou Quartet, he will play again at the same concert hall of the National Museum of Fine Arts of Havana (Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana). The event will take place on August 25 at 19:00 local time. The duo will perform pieces of  Ernán Lopez-Nussa, Aldo Lopez Gavilán, Ernesto Lecuona and Yamilé Cruz Montero.

Christos will join in September 2016 the Salsa Band of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Munich in Cuba as a guest and together will make a tour along the island visiting Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Trinidad and Havana.

Album Release of Jasmin Bayer

(May 2016)

Release of Jasmin Bayer’s debut album under the label of Enja Records.

Christos Asonitis participated together with fine musicians of the German jazz scene in the debut album of the German singer and songwriter Jasmin Bayer. Original compositions and ballads of the American Songbook included in the playlist of this cd, which is produced by Enja Records, a German jazz record label based in Munich with album releases from jazz giants like Chet Baker, Charles Mingus, John Scofield and Cecil Taylor. The album will be presented by the band live on June 9 at the Jazz Club Bayerischer Hof in Munich. One day after it will be available on the stores. For mp3 web downloading will be available from the second week of May at webstores like Amazon, iTunes, Spotify, eMusic except China, Japan and Israel where will be later in June.

About Jasmin Bayer (comments from Matthias Winckelmann, founder and owner of Enja Records):
“Jasmin Bayer is a discovery. Her jazz concerts show a talented and experienced singer with her own repertoire as well as standards, an immaculate warm intonation, a charismatic stage presence.”

Musicians:
Jasmin Bayer – vocals, composition, lyrics
Davide Roberts – piano, composition
Peter Tuscher – trumpet, flugelhorn
Chris Lachotta – double bass
Christos Asonitis – drums

Sound engineer: Florian Oestreicher

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Drum Seminar at the Musikmesse Frankfurt 2016

Gabriel_musikmesse(April 2016)

Christos Asonitis will give a drum seminar as an artist of Gabriel Drums at the International Music Exhibition in Frankfurt on April 10. He will present the seven Cuban diddles of his Warm Up video drum lesson.

The event takes part at 12:00 pm (local time) on April 10 in Atroom #37, Halle 11.0
Christos will be present during the exhibition at the weekend of April 9-10 at the Stand C29 and will accept with joy the questions of the visitors.

Gabriel drums is a Greek drum brand that constructs exclusively handmade instruments of the best material quality.

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