Event 

Title:
VANESSA KOURTESI: SINGING STORIES
When:
23.02.2024  at  20.00 h
Style:
From ambient to folk
Price:
15€ (10€ for students under 26 and jobseekers)
Reservation:
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VANESSA KOURTESI: SINGING STORIES

Description

With Thodoris Ziarkas (double bass) and Josue Amador (guitar).

Vanessa Kourtesi is a music maker, vocalist and songwriter originally
from Athens, Greece and based in Rotterdam, NL. Her music derives from
her roots, the East Mediterranean and Greek modal music, jazz, pop,
ambient and improvisation. As a songwriter and lyricist she narrates
memories from reality and imagination, exploring the limits between
poetry and song.

In an intimate setup at Art Base she will present original unreleased
material, songs of her upcoming album and pieces from her EP “Spending
Time With Esther”. In Greek and English lyrics, her music travels from
her Greek roots and folk background to improvised music and jazz hints.

She will be accompanied by Thodoris Ziarkas (double bass) and Josue
Amador (guitar). The trio’s members are all based in the Netherlands,
performing on the world, jazz and experimental music scene and
participating in international festivals and music venues.

Here’s how her music sounds like:

https://shorturl.at/flo56
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_ygZNiyRMw

Vanessa realised her debut EP (2022) “Spending time with Esther”
(composer,producer), in collaboration with musicians from Greece and the
Netherlands. She is also a co-founding member, composer and lead
vocalist of the band Merem who recently released a new record in 2023.
Currently Vanessa is producing her personal album which will be realised
in 2024. She is also a founding member of the international band “The
Circle Orchestra”. She has participated in various projects related to
Greek Traditional and East Mediterranean Music performing and touring
around Europe. Vanessa is also an enthusiastic vocal teacher, teaching
and leading workshops about voice and Greek traditional music in
Belgium, France, Germany and Greece. She is a Graduate of Codarts
University of the arts in Rotterdam (BA in vocals) and of Law School of
Athens (BA in Law).

Samples and videos

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