IRENE DAY ATHANASIOU
(Professional singer, composer and band leader)
Irene Day Athanasiou is a jazz singer, composer and band leader. She has performed next to Jazz master Freddy Redd, and with musicians such as; Pasquale Grasso, Ari Roland, Vahag Hayapertian, Charis Ioannou, Marios Toumbas, Stephano Doglioni, and Ioannis Vafeas. Irene Day created Mood Indigo in 2012. In 2018 Mood Indigo opened the Dusseldorf jazz rally festival in Germany as the band of honor. Irene was interviewed on WDR news and Inge Hufschlag - A journalist, described Irene as “Coming from the island of Gods, she is other worldly, and touches hearts like Audrey Hepburn.”
In 2017 she released her own personal album entitled “journey out of slumber.” with arrangements by Chris Byars. Internationally, Irene Day has performed at; The Rex (Canada), Dusseldorf Jazz Rally (Germany), Cafesjian Arts Center (Armenia), and more. Over the years she has attended the Chris Byars and Ari Roland seminars, the Barry Harris jazz workshops, and the Marion Cowings vocal workshop at Smalls Jazz club. Irene holds a BA in classical voice performance and has studied under Annie Ross, Marion Cowings, and Mychelyn Write.