Monday 27 May 2019 to Sunday 02 June 2019
Technopolis, Athens

Are you ready to jazz? The Athens Jazz Festival returns to Technopolis City of Athens from 27 May to 2 June 2019!

Once again this year, the longest running music festival in Athens will host a selection of the most exciting jazz trends and internationally acclaimed bands. This year, Technopolis will welcome 21 bands from 19 countries to its stage and the festival will include a series of parallel events, including talks, workshops and exhibitions.

Mammal Hands

Nick Smart (keyboards) | Jesse Barrett (drums, percussion, tabla) | Jordan Smart (saxophone)

Mammal Hands will take to the stage on Saturday 1 June at 23.00.

Coming from a purely nu jazz background, this trio from Manchester (initially Norwich) has overturned the traditional jazz style based on instrumental solos and has adopted a more collective approach to their music. Mammal Hands’ music is built around hypnotic, rhythmic melodies that have a trance or minimal sound, and draws on a range of influences from spiritual jazz, Indian music and folk to classical music and rock. However, they have managed to create their own identity, which showcases the group’s unique qualities. With their three albums (AnimaliaFloaShadow Work) and a recent EP (Becoming), Mammal Hands reveal a new version of contemporary jazz.

The full programme is available at

 Admission is free.

#JazzBeThere ... and don’t forget: Once you go jazz, you never go back!

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