IOANNA TROULLIDOU    (Professional singer and Associate Professor at the European University, Cyprus)    She studied music at the University of Pécs in Hungary from where she attained an M.A. degree in music teaching and choir conducting, and jazz singing/musical and performance in Bornemissza Maria singing school.    Ioanna was a member of the No more Blues Band in Hungary until 2007 along with Balasy Szabolcs, Horvath Krisztian, Dömösi Tamas, Dingo Janos and Kebuszek Zsolt!    In 2007 she returns to Cyprus and since then Ioanna has been an active singer in the Jazz scene of Cyprus and co-operated with many local bands and musicians from Cyprus, U.S.A, Israel etc    She took lessons and followed workshops for Jazz singing from the well-known American Jazz singers Marion Cowings and Yaala Ballin.    She participated in several Jazz Festivals in Cyprus and abroad like the Aglanjazz Festival 2013, the Aphrodite hills jazz Festival 2011, 2013,Paradise jazz festival 2009,2016, Fly again jazz 2016, Dusseldörf jazz rally 2017 ( Germany).    On 2012 she recorded her first album with the title " Get out of town" - a collection of Jazz Standards with musicians from New York and Cyprus and with the arrangements of composer /saxophonist Chris Byars.    Since 2007 Ioanna has been teaching Jazz Performance at the European University Cyprus.    She's been member of the faculty of the annual event Cyprus Jazz workshop 2015,2016,2017 among musicians from all over the world ,conducted by the JEA (Jazz Education Abroad).

IOANNA TROULLIDOU

(Professional singer and Associate Professor at the European University, Cyprus)

She studied music at the University of Pécs in Hungary from where she attained an M.A. degree in music teaching and choir conducting, and jazz singing/musical and performance in Bornemissza Maria singing school.

Ioanna was a member of the No more Blues Band in Hungary until 2007 along with Balasy Szabolcs, Horvath Krisztian, Dömösi Tamas, Dingo Janos and Kebuszek Zsolt!

In 2007 she returns to Cyprus and since then Ioanna has been an active singer in the Jazz scene of Cyprus and co-operated with many local bands and musicians from Cyprus, U.S.A, Israel etc

She took lessons and followed workshops for Jazz singing from the well-known American Jazz singers Marion Cowings and Yaala Ballin.

She participated in several Jazz Festivals in Cyprus and abroad like the Aglanjazz Festival 2013, the Aphrodite hills jazz Festival 2011, 2013,Paradise jazz festival 2009,2016, Fly again jazz 2016, Dusseldörf jazz rally 2017 ( Germany).

On 2012 she recorded her first album with the title " Get out of town" - a collection of Jazz Standards with musicians from New York and Cyprus and with the arrangements of composer /saxophonist Chris Byars.

Since 2007 Ioanna has been teaching Jazz Performance at the European University Cyprus.

She's been member of the faculty of the annual event Cyprus Jazz workshop 2015,2016,2017 among musicians from all over the world ,conducted by the JEA (Jazz Education Abroad).

RONJA BURVE    (Professional Jazz Singer, Educator)   Please click on the photo to visit her web page   Ronja Burve is a Latvian contemporary singer. Her musical identity can be distinguished by creativity, emotionally poignant performance, experimental style and current lyrics.    Ronja began her musical path in Riga Dome Choir School in Latvia where she was given the opportunity and tools to develop as an artist on a professional level since young age. At that time she discovered her interest in contemporary and conceptual music as well as found inspiration in other forms of art that brought her to her own artistic expression that focuses on what is behind the apparent.    After graduating from the Jazz Department in 2013, she moved to The Netherlands to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague where she studied with teachers Anka Koziel, Manon Heijne, Simon Rigter, John Ruocco as well as took jazz vocal improvisation courses with the Dutch jazz singer Sanna van Vliet. At that time Ronja also started working on her own projects and compositions.    She has performed on various scenes in The Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Cyprus, Belgium and India both as a leader and guest artist, including stages like “Saulkrasti Jazz” in Latvia, ”Paradise Jazz” in Cyprus and “The Quarter” in Mumbai, India.    One of Ronja’s main projects at the moment is the project    “Tree of Dawn”    that she created together with a pianist Christos Yerolatsitis in the summer of 2015. The duo released their debut album in November 2016.

RONJA BURVE

(Professional Jazz Singer, Educator)

Please click on the photo to visit her web page

Ronja Burve is a Latvian contemporary singer. Her musical identity can be distinguished by creativity, emotionally poignant performance, experimental style and current lyrics.

Ronja began her musical path in Riga Dome Choir School in Latvia where she was given the opportunity and tools to develop as an artist on a professional level since young age.
At that time she discovered her interest in contemporary and conceptual music as well as found inspiration in other forms of art that brought her to her own artistic expression that focuses on what is behind the apparent.

After graduating from the Jazz Department in 2013, she moved to The Netherlands to pursue a Bachelor’s degree at The Royal Conservatory of The Hague where she studied with teachers Anka Koziel, Manon Heijne, Simon Rigter, John Ruocco as well as took jazz vocal improvisation courses with the Dutch jazz singer Sanna van Vliet. At that time Ronja also started working on her own projects and compositions.

She has performed on various scenes in The Netherlands, Germany, Latvia, Cyprus, Belgium and India both as a leader and guest artist, including stages like “Saulkrasti Jazz” in Latvia, ”Paradise Jazz” in Cyprus and “The Quarter” in Mumbai, India.

One of Ronja’s main projects at the moment is the project “Tree of Dawn” that she created together with a pianist Christos Yerolatsitis in the summer of 2015. The duo released their debut album in November 2016.

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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.