Havana & New Orleans meet in Rhodes

Travel dates: May 31 – June 7, 2021

Rhodes International Music Festival – From Havana to New Orleans

We missed you!

Come with us to Rhodes Island of the Sun, springs and butterflies.

We missed the open air, the sun, friends & restaurants – and of course jazz!

We are back to celebrate the jazz, and we are “giving a jump” to celebrate it in Rhodes.

Luxurious hotel, varied restaurants, tours and jazz, jazz & jazz! A celebration of jazz with international artists.

Various jazz performances include: a tribute to singer Peggy Lee, a tribute to Billy Holiday, “Trumpet Blues”, an unforgettable blues evening, a special program with songs by Frank Sinatra and Antonio Carlos Jobim.

The wonderful music of New Orleans side by side from the Caribbean. All of this is performed by international jazz musicians who are considered to come especially from the USA, the UK, France, Australia and more.

Monday 31 May 2021

After a short flight to Rhodes (from Tel Aviv – if you arrive from Israel) we land on the island towards our luxurious 5-star deluxe hotel.

Having our home for the week, as well as our activity center, we will take you on a short tour to get to know it and know about the hotel’s options. After dinner we will gather for the first concert, in a light and relaxed atmosphere in the style of the Twenties of New Orleans.

Ray Gelato & Georgina Jackson – ‘JUMP, JIVE’ N WAIL’ – an evening with the music of Louis Prima & Keely Smith.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In the morning we will offer to the early risers, a heavenly fun experience of Pilates. We will be refreshed and flexible and we will welcome the day with joy and tenderness. After breakfast we will listen to a comprehensive lecture on the island of Rhodes.

At 12:00 we will gather for a lecture on the history of the trumpet in the jazz world, including musical demonstrations with the two soloists in the trumpet who take part of the festival: Georgina Jackson & Enrico Tomasso.

At 14:00 we will go on the beach for a light walk of breathing, proper movement and release of the body.

In the afternoon we will invite you to the recital “Cuban Rumba – The Music of Jelly Roll Morton” performed by Adrian Cox (clarinet) and Joe Webb (piano).

Dinner will be served at 19:00 and then, at 21:00 we will hold our evening show with the wonderful singer Monique Thomas (USA / France) – to sing the songs with the Latin floure of Cole Porter.

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Did you sleep or just dozed off? Come with us for a refreshing Pilates wake-up followed by breakfast.

At 10:00 we will go on a trip in the Valley of the Butterflies and the Seven Springs, we will get to know the special geology and the Mediterranean landscapes of the island of Rhodes. We will return to our hotel around 15:00.

After a refreshing lunch break, we will gather for an introductory concert by pianist Joe Wab which will perform the music of the two piano geniuses of jazz: Art Tatum and Earl Haynes. Each of them influenced in his own way the development of the jazz style until the middle of the twentieth century.

After dinner, at 21:00, we will listen to the fifth concert and this time the trumpet is in the center.

Georgina Jackson & Enrico Tomasso will marvel at their playing with the “Festival Jazz Ensemble”.

Thursday, June 3, 2021

The day opens as usual with a Pilates session, maintaining the body, its strength and flexibility.

After breakfast we will take a cruise towards the island of SIMI, with its colorful houses, markets and lovely corners. Towards the afternoon we will return to the hotel for lunch.

At 17:30 we will invite our guests to a show that is all a combination of jazz and South American music – a window to the wonderful songs of Antonio Carlos Jobim.

At the end of the dinner we will gather for a session of traditional and rooted Dixieland music, blues, Charleston and other wonders that only the jazz world can serve.

Friday, June 4, 2021

After the Pilates session and breakfast, Ziv Ben, the artistic director of the trip, will invite you to an introductory lecture to get to know the different styles and wonderful artists that created our jazz world.

For those who are interested, we will hold another Pilates session, on the beach, strengthen the breaths, and take care of the release of the body.

The evening performances open at 5:30 pm with the festival’s wonderful singers, Monique Thomas and Georgia Jackson in tribute to these powerful jazz women Fitzgerald, Nina Simon, Sarah Vaughn and Billy Holiday.

For all the hungries – dinner at seven, and then, the night session with FEVER, the tribute to the wonderful Peggy Lee.

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Saturday morning, we will celebrate with Pilates and a good breakfast.

At 10:00 we will invite you to a lecture by Mr. Denny Ilett, Director of the Bristol Jazz and Blues Festival (UK) on “The Wonderful Legacy of Frank Sinatra”.

At 12:00 we will go for a walk in the picturesque village of Lindos and its surroundings.

The afternoon will be free, but we will wait for you for dinner at the hotel.

After dinner we will gather for “Chicago’s Big Blues Evening” with the festival’s soloists and orchestra.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

The Sunday, after Pilates and breakfast, will be spent in the company of pianist Joe Webb, who will present a recital to all those piano giants who starred in the twentieth century such as: Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Scott Joplin and others.

At 17:30 – A tribute to the giant of jazz – Luis Armstrong.

We will celebrate the end of the festival with a jam session with the festival’s musicians and soloists in an open program with all the favorite hits which will be chosen by each of the musicians.

Monday, June 7, 2021

On the last day, after breakfast, we will take off from the sun and butterflies, full of satisfaction, excitement and renewed strength.

The trip includes:

• 7 nights at the five-star Sheraton Rhodes Resort based on HB.
• A luxurious tour bus throughout the trip as required.
• A group guide on behalf of Sky International Productions.
• Entry to all concerts and Master classes.
• Musical guidance by Mr. Ziv Ben, Artistic Director of Hot Jazz (Israel) and Mr. Denny Illet (UK) artistic director – Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival
• Pilates lessons, guided walks and pool training.
• Entrance to all sites.
• Service provider tips.
• Quick hotel entrance.

*** The right to change is reserved for organizers

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