Up on the roof
Live from the terrace of Flux Laboratory Athens
Thursday 13 May 2021, 6pm
12 Geronta str. & Daidalou, 10558, Plaka
“Up On The Roof” is a live music project dedicated to Plaka, the neighborhood of Flux Laboratory Athens’ premises. An encounter of young, talented music performers who "climb" up on the roof of Flux Laboratory Athens for an improvisation on Thursday 13 May at 6pm.
Michael-Angelos Aligiannis, Georgios Tsolis and Jason Athanasiadis perform together for the first time in order to create a unique atmosphere, improvising for 1 hour on classical forms of jazz music.
We happily invite our neighbors, friends and strollers to a spontaneous music moment to enjoy from the balcony, the window or during a walk.
Michael-Angelos Aligiannis / Bass acoustic – electric
Georgios Tsolis / Piano
Jason Athanasiadis / Electric guitar
Michelangelo Aligiannis was born and raised in Athens. At the age of 8 he began his musical studies in santouri, piano and electric bass. He then followed classical and jazz studies in double bass. In 2018 he started his jazz studies at the Royal Academy of Rotterdam (CODARTS) with specialization in jazz electric bass and double bass. Since 2018 he has been working as a session musician, music teacher and composer in Greece and abroad. In 2021 he returns from the Netherlands, making Athens his base.
Georgios Tsolis is a Greek jazz pianist, arranger, and composer that was born and raised in the island of Kefalonia (Western Greece), currently living in the Hague, The Netherlands. He is an active jazz performer since 2005 both in the Greek and Dutch jazz scene. He studied at the royal conservatory of the Hague and he holds a bachelor’s and master’s diploma in jazz piano performance. He is mainly performing with small groups and most of his personal work refers to jazz piano trios. As a bandleader, he participated in many jazz festivals in Greece and Holland with his trio performing his original compositions. He has received very good Reviews from both Greek and Dutch magazines and newspapers for his performances as well as his first personal album. His diverse musical background from classical, to traditional Greek music from Latin to free improvisation, his conservatory years studying the tradition of jazz, and Influences from masters like Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock meet all together in his music.