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781 - International Jazz Workshop in Nicosia at the European University

About the Workshop

The 2015 Cyprus Jazz Workshop is the first jazz camp to be held in the island featuring international jazz artist/educators from various national countries.

The workshop is open to all individuals, regardless of age or abilities, on most instruments (please check the online application for instrument list). Courses taught will include Jazz Improvisation/Jazz Theory, Jazz Master Classes, Jazz Combos, Jazz Big Bands, plus Faculty Concerts each day. The final concert featuring all the Cyprus Jazz Workshop groups will be on Thursday, 23rd July, 8:30pm. Concert is open to the public at no charge at the European University Cyprus Outdoor Theatre.

Tuition for the workshop is €125 which includes a 2015 Cyprus Jazz Workshop t-shirt.

Registration and Auditions will be held on Saturday, 18th July from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm . All classes begin on Sunday, 19th July at 9:00 am, at the European University Cyprus.

Applicants must be citizens or have a valid Visa/Residence Permit for the Republic of Cyprus.

Meet the Team

Jazz Artists / Educators

Mariano Abello

Jazz Player

Mariano is a versatile player in the jazz and classical idioms in saxophone, flute, clarinet and oboe. After graduating summa cum laude in Jazz Studies from Florida Atlantic

Tom Hornig

Jazz Player

Saxophonist Thomas Hornig has lived and worked as a session musician and music educator in Beirut, Lebanon for over 20 years. In 1994, he was appointed Professor

Ioanna Troullidou

Jazz Vocalist

Ioanna studied music at the University of Pécs in Hungary where she earned a Master of Arts degree in music teaching, choir conducting, and jazz singing / musical

Marios Toumbas

Jazz pianist

Jazz pianist Marios Toumbas earned a Bachelor of Music, Cum Laude, in Music Synthesis from Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, and a Master of Music Degree

Gary Mayne


Gary Mayne is a resident of Washington, D.C. From big bands salsa bands, rock bands, to the symphonic stage, Gary has performed, taught and recorded with a

Makram Aboul Hosn

Bass Player

A very active and versatile bass player, Makram Aboul Hosn has been performing in the Beirut music scene for over 5 years with some of the most prominent groups in the

Paolo Orlandi


During his career, Drummer/Educator Paolo Orlandi has performed with some of the most influential jazz musicians on the scene, taught university-level courses on ...

Raffi Mandalian


Born in Beirut, Raffi started classical guitar when he was 16 years old at the Lebanese National Higher Conservatory of Music with professors Joseph Diban and Jad Hidari.

Tim Libby

Trumpet Player

Tim Libby graduated in 1996 from the University of Northern Colorado with degrees in Music Education and Trumpet Performance. Mr. Libby is an active

Loizos Paphitis

Jazz Guitarist

Loizos Paphitis studied Jazz Guitar Performance at the Ionian University of Corfu with Greece’s renowned Jazz musicians Vasilis Rakopoullos and George

​Cahit Kutrafalı

Guitar Player

​Cahit Kutrafalı was born in Nicosia in 1984. His talent and interest in music was very noticeable even when he was just a child. He started taking piano lessons at an early age during primary school.


Below is the tentative Schedule for the 2015 Cyprus International Jazz Workshop


18 July 2015

11:00-13:00 Check-in / Registration
13:00-16:00 Instrumental Audition
More Details

Sunday – Wednesday

19 – 22 July 2015

09:00 – 09:45 Special Student Help Sessions by Individual Faculty Members
10:00 – 11:15 Jazz Improvisation/Theory
11:30 – 13:00 Jazz Combos
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Master Classes
15:00 – 16:30 Big Band
16:45 – 17:30 Faculty Concert


23 July 2015

09:00 – 09:45 Special Student Help Sessions by Individual Faculty Members
10:00 – 11:15 Jazz Improvisation/Theory
11:30 – 13:00 Jazz Combos
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 14:45 Master Classes
15:00 – 16:30 Big Bands on Stage for sound check.
16:40 – 17:00 Prepare for Concert
17:00 – 18:30 CONCERT – Jazz Combos 4 – 10, Big Bands 3 and 4
18:30 – 20:00 Pizza and prepare for Concert
20:00 – 21:30 CONCERT – Jazz Combos 1 – 3, Big Bands 1 and 2

Contact us

European University Cyprus
6, Diogenis Street,
Engomi 2404, Cyprus
P.O. Box: 22006, 
Nicosia 1516, Cyprus

Contact Person
Anastasia Soteriou
Email: a.soteriou@euc.ac.cy
Phone: 0035722713239
Fax: 0035722662051

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