Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center welcomes the jazz pioneer Nicola Conte and his band for a unique performance showcasing his latest album, Let Your Light Shine On.
A timeless, disrupting artist, passionate and inspiring about both music and life. Conte draws on different cultures and styles: bossa nova, swinging 1960s and ‘70s Italian film soundtracks, ethnic music, spiritual jazz of the 1970s and of course nu jazz.
Conte’s artistic talents began to flourish in the early 1990s, with the emergence of the Fez collective – a hub for creative musical artists sharing common intellectual and political concerns, such as Jean-Paul Sartre and Boris Vian.
From his breakthrough Bossa per Due, to Let Your Light Shine On, each of his releases is excitingly different, featuring great collaborations with artists from all over the world.
In his new album with his band, Spiritual Galaxy, featuring distinguished musicians like Gianluca Petrella and Magnus Lindgren, jazz meets world music, and Conte blends sounds, places and moods, breathing new life into jazz music. Equally inspired from Italy and Africa, Conte describes his music as cosmic Afro-jazz and Soul Jazz.
Chill or danceable sounds – the perfect travel music – it comes highly recommended even for non-jazz lovers.
The artist notes that Let Your Light Shine On “is about spirituality, people, peace, rhythm, Africa... freedom, understanding, unity, love, galaxies, divine light, inner light.”
Monday 25/02, 20.30
Alongside the core program of free-admission events, which continue to be provided free of charge thanks to an exclusive grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF), Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center organizes a series of events for which a low admission fee applies. This aims to enable SNFCC to diversify its income sources while ensuring its long-term financial robustness.
Pre-sale start date: Monday 11 November for SNFCC Members and Tuesday, 12 November, for the public.
Points of sale
- online: www.snfcc.org
- online: www.ticketservices.gr
- Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (GNO box office)
- Ticket Services box office (39 Panepistimiou Str)
- call center: 210 7234567 (Ticket Services)
The holders of a reduced-rate ticket on the day of the show will have to demonstrate their identity and the necessary supporting documents (student pass, unemployment card, certificate of large family status, disability certificate, Utility bill for Kallithea residents)
For more information or clarifications, call SNFCC Call Center (216 8091000).