One of the greatest guitarists of contemporary jazz music, the musician who has redefined the electric guitar by creating his own musical vocabulary, Kurt Rosenwinkel comes to the Gazarte Main Stage on Friday, October 13th.

Kurt Rosenwinkel has been a unique and great creative voice at the forefront of contemporary music for nearly three decades. The American multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer has earned international acclaim for his distinctive style and contributions to improvisational music since first appearing on the New York stage in 1991. His legacy as the preeminent jazz guitar voice of his generation is clearly evident in his eleven albums as a leader, each of which is an inspiration to every musician around the world.
Collaborations with Eric Clapton, Q-tip, Gary Burton, Paul Motian, Joe Henderson, Brad Mehldau and Donald Fagen are but a few highlights from an extremely diverse and extensive catalogue of participation in more than 150 recordings.

In the winter of 2016, Kurt created the independent label Heartcore Records with the intention of signing and promoting a new generation of musicians whose artistic standards match his own. Heartcore also allowed Kurt to showcase his talents in another dimension of music creation, that of record producer.
With an artistic career spanning nearly 25 years, Kurt Rosenwinkel has worked with “luminaries” of the jazz scene, leaving an indelible mark on contemporary improvisational music. He is an artist who belongs to that category of musicians who have gone beyond the limits and possibilities of their instruments, managing to combine the virtuosity of a virtuoso with the genius of a great composer.


Friday 13 October a unique, magical musical performance at the Gazarte Main Stage!

Credits :
Kurt Rosenwinkel /Guitar
Doug Weiss / bass
Joost van Schaik / drums

Start time: 22:00
Doors Open: 21:00

Ticket price
Zone A: 40 € Zone B: 30 € Zone C: 20 €


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*Consumption is not compulsory

Tickets are show tickets and do not include drinks!


Made Of Stone Productions proudly presents
Thursday 21 & Friday 22 December
Gazarte – Main Stage


It’s never too late for the truth to shine, even after 55 long years.

Jazz Sabbath, the act that changed the map of music in 1968 by releasing one of the most groundbreaking groove jazz debuts in history, was destined to not get the recognition it deserved in time.

The well-known Birmingham usurpers snatched the glory that rightfully belonged to them, reworked their songs in heavy metal forms and history was forever distorted.


Without giving up though, the jazz trio of Adam Wakeman (who stayed close to his creation for years as a member of Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne) released 2 albums (2020-2022) with the original music as it should sound and now they are on the road to restore the truth.

As part of their upcoming European tour, the legendary band will visit Athens and the Gazarte where on December 21 and 22 they will perform some of the most famous rock n roll songs in their authentic groovy jazz form.


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*The consumption of food and beverages from the bar is optional.
Tickets do not include any consumption.


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Doors Open: 21:00
Start time: 22:00


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China Moses
“it’s complicated…”
Saturday 2 December
Gazarte – Main Stage


Parisian soul/jazz diva China Moses is coming for a unique performance on the main stage of Gazarte!

Nothing compares to a night with China Moses, taking the helm of the entertainment! Soul/jazz diva and popular late night Jazz FM host China Moses, daughter of Dee Dee Bridgewater and director Gilbert, was born in Los Angeles and raised in Paris.

Her albums have seen her collaborate with such notable names as Guru, DJ Mehdi, Karriem Riggins, Meshell Ndegeocello, Anthony Marshall and sound engineer Bob Power. In 2009 she released This One’s For Dinah (Blue Note France), a tribute to her idol Dinah Washington, with pianist Raphaël Lemonnier.


On her recent album Nightintales (EDEL), China is carving out her own territory. The twelve resulting songs are destined to become new standards. Her R&B heritage allows her to smile around a phrase, convey emotion in a lyric, and infuse depth into every note.

Surrounded by an ensemble of accomplished musicians, China Moses promises to redefine the Jazz Vocal archetype and usher in a new era – with us witnessing through the magical live performance she has planned – on Saturday 2/12 – at the Gazarte Main Stage.



*The consumption of food and beverages from the bar is optional.
Tickets do not include any consumption.


#GazarteRoofStage #NewSeason #MusicAlwaysOn


Doors Open: 20:30
Start time: 21:30





Avishai Cohen Trio

Thursday 23 & Friday 24 November

Gazarte | Main Stage


The legendary bassist who redefined jazz, returns to the main stage of Gazarte for 2 unforgettable nights!

Avishai Cohen. A unique performer whose every appearance in our country, is an event and has left an indelible mark on the history of gazarte music stage. A true innovator whose music is proof of the power of creativity and the ability of music to connect people from different cultures and backgrounds.

From his first steps alongside Danilo Perez to his participation in Chick Corea’s super group and collaborations with the biggest names in jazz such as Herbie Hancock, Paquito D’Rivera, Bobby Mc Ferrin and Alicia Keys among others, Avishai Cohen is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures of contemporary Jazz with a unique musical personality, having put his own unique mark on tracks such as ‘Seven Seas’ and ‘Smash’.


Whether you are a jazz lover or just a lover of good music, Avishai Cohen, is sure to touch your heart!

This time the great bassist will be joined by 2 other outstanding musicians, Guy Moskovich on piano and Roni Kaspi on drums.

On November 23 & 24 we will have the opportunity to live the unique experience of Avishai Cohen Trio on the Main Stage of Gazarte.


The pre-sale has started!


*The consumption of food and beverages from the bar is optional.
Tickets do not include any consumption.


#GazarteRoofStage #NewSeason #MusicAlwaysOn


Doors Open: 20:30
Start time: 21:30




Bebel Gilberto a.k.a. the mother of electronic bossa nova is bringing her trio to Gazarte Main Stage.


World-renowned and multi-Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Bebel Gilberto has been enchanting fans and critics worldwide since her solo debut release in 1986. She catapulted onto the global music scene with a track on the celebrated compilation CD, RED HOT + RIO, followed by the worldwide success of her hit breakout album Tanto Tempo in 2000. The album featured her trademark electronic bossa nova, taking over clubs around the world and positioning Bebel as one of the top-selling Brazilian artists in the U.S. since the ’60s.


Critically-acclaimed albums to follow included Bebel Gilberto (2004), on which she refined her sound to create an acoustic lounge style that showcased her strengths as a Brazilian composer, and Momento (Six Degrees 2007), which masterfully showcased her skills at fusing all her musical styles.


Bebel’s 2009 Grammy-nominated album All in One (Verve), brought to the forefront more of Bebel’s personality and love for organic rhythms. In 2014, Bebel Gilberto released a beautiful concert DVD called Bebel Gilberto in Rio in Brazil, featuring a superb live concert on the beaches of Rio. Returning to her trademark sultry Brazilian rhythms infused with electronic beats, Bebel followed up with the gorgeous new studio album Tudo, released on Sony to great media acclaim. Bebel celebrates the release of her highly anticipated new album, Agora. Produced by Thomas Bartlett (Sufjan Stevens, St. Vincent), the album came out in August 2020, via [PIAS] Recordings. Bebel says: ‘I have gone through a lot while we were writing and recording this album.


Ever since her debut in 1986, she’s single-handedly redefining the bossa nova genre, while collecting everything from Grammy awards to enormous hits.

The Brazilian singer brings her soothing sounds to Gazarte Main Stage on Saturday 21st of October.


*The consumption of food and beverages from the bar is optional.
Tickets do not include any consumption.


#MusicAlwaysOn #Let’sGetLoud #MusicMakesTheWorldGoRound


Doors Open: 21:00
Start time: 22:00


Dear friends,

It is with great regret that we would like to inform you that tonight’s concert by Roy Ayers is canceled as his health condition does not allow it. After being admitted to a private hospital in Athens yesterday, Roy Ayers is under the constant care of doctors.

We are in constant communication with the doctors, management and Roy’s family and as soon as we have a clear picture an update will be sent to all ticket holders with all the details.

We kindly ask you not to bother yourself further by calling gazarte or sending inquiries to e-mail as as we said above you will have official news as soon as possible and no one can inform you of anything different before this happens.

gazarte team




Roy Ayers

“Farewell Tour”

Wednesday, May 24th

Gazarte | Main Stage | 22nd Athens Jazz


Iconic composer and musician Roy Ayers returns to gazarte’s Main Stage on May 23rd to groove one last time as part of his Farewell Tour and officially bid farewell to live performances. His appearance will take place within the club program of the 22nd Athens Jazz, the biggest jazz music festival in Greece!

The godfather of Neo-Soul, will take us one last time through the history of soul, jazz & R&B, through his timeless approach to music, and will say a grand farewell to the Greek audience with his sexy melodies!

From ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’ to ‘Searching’, the great Roy’s melodies and samples have been used widely from jazz and soul, to hip hop and disco and have left their mark on music, which it is preserved unchanged through the new generations of musicians as well as all musical spectrums.

He will be joined by distinguished musicians:

Casey Benjamin (Keys, Sax & Wind Synth)
John Pressley (Vocals)
Donald Nicks (Bass)
Christopher De Carmine (Drums)

Roy Ayers, one of the most important artists of the world music scene, returns for a farewell live that will be unforgettable!


Save the date: Wednesday, May 24th at gazarte Main Stage




#OnThePulse #AwakeTheSenses

Doors open: 21:00

Show Start: 22:00




Billy Cobham
A Celebration of Fifty Years of One Recording
Friday, November 10th
Gazarte – Main Stage 


The jazz maestro, the unsurpassed Billy Cobham, returns on Friday, November 1oth to Athens for a unique concert at Gazarte!

On the 50th anniversary of the legendary Spectrum album, Billy Cobham is back on tour to remind us why this album became a jazz benchmark, with the legendary Stratus track writing its own story and being harnessed by Massive Attack as a sample for ‘Safe from harm’.

Flanked by distinguished musicians such as Gary Husband (keyboards) who has been next to great figures in music such as John McLaughlin, Rocco Zifarelli (guitar) for 23 years guitarist of the great composer Ennio Morricone and Michael Mondesir (bass) who has collaborate with artists such as Jeff Beck and Whitney Houston.


The “god” of drums and leader of the jazz fusion scene, Billy Cobham, is ready to take us on a musical journey that we will never forget, giving the ideal, festive epilogue to the 22nd edition of Athens Jazz.

Billy Cobham, with his explosive energy and unparalleled technique, has indelibly influenced jazz and music in general. With significant collaborations with musicians such as Miles Davis, John McLaughlin and Stanley Clarke, Cobham has cemented his place as one of the leading musicians of his time


“In music you can’t lie. People will understand and they will say what you are. The more you are yourself, the more people will be thrilled. Because in music and especially in jazz, a free soul is looking for its mate…”

Get ready because Billy Cobham is coming to Gazarte on November 10th to rock the crowds and celebrate 50 years since the release of the legendary Spectrum!


*The consumption of food and beverages from the bar is optional.
Tickets do not include any consumption.


#GazarteRoofStage #NewSeason #MusicAlwaysOn


Doors Open: 21:00
Start time: 22:00


Doors open: 20:30

Show start: 21:30




Steve Coleman and Five Elements 

Friday May 5th

gazarte | Main Stage 


Steve Coleman, a sensational performer and master of groove, comes to gazarte on Friday May 5 with Five Elements, his decades-long, iconic formation.


For the first time in Greece, Steve Coleman with Five Elements will rock the Main Stage of gazarte with their funk melodies and masterful playing! Steve Coleman and Five Elements are proof that jazz is a living art form that is constantly evolving, bringing together musicians from different backgrounds and can create something that is both innovative and deeply rooted in tradition.

Five Elements consists of the excellent musicians Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), Rich Brown (electric bass) and Sean Rickman (drums) who have been working with Steve Coleman for many years and have developed a unique chemistry. With more than 30 years of collaboration, they stand out for their excellent technique and incredible energy on stage.


The Steve Coleman & Five Elements concert at gazarte on Friday, May 5 is expected to be an explosive experience for jazz fans and not only.


Presale is now on!




#OnThePulse #AwakeTheSenses

Doors open: 20:30

Show starts: 21:30




James Taylor Quartet  

Σάββατο 25 Μαρτίου  

Gazarte | Main Stage 


Το γκρουπ που επαναπροσδιόρισε την βρετανική, jazz dance σκηνή, ανεβαίνει στο Main Stage του Gazarte στις 25 Μαρτίου, για μια εμφάνιση που θα θυμόμαστε για καιρό!  


Ο James Taylor, ένας από τους πιο σημαντικούς Βρετανούς μουσικούς της γενιάς του, έχει καταλάβει τον κόσμο της μουσικής με τις χαρακτηριστικές μελωδίες του Hammond, για πάνω από 25 χρόνια. 


Αντλώντας την έμπνευσή τους από το groove της funk και της boogaloo funk των δεκαετιών του ’60 και του ’70, οι James Taylor Quartet είναι χωρίς αμφιβολία, ένα από τα πιο σημαντικά jazz-pop σύνολα στην Βρετανική μουσική ιστορία. Η εντυπωσιακή και πιο χαρακτηριστική μελωδία τους, το The Theme from Starsky and Hutch, εδραίωσε τη φήμη τους ως masters της jazz-funk-r’n’b.  


Οι JTQ είναι επίσης γνωστοί για τις εκρηκτικές live εμφανίσεις τους, που όποιος έχει παρευρεθεί, συμφωνεί πως είναι από τα events που θέλεις να ζήσεις!  


Από τα μέσα των 80’s το James Taylor Quartet έχει θέσει τα θεμέλια για τους ήχους της acid jazz και το μόνο που είναι δεδομένο είναι πως στις 25 Μαρτίου στο Main Stage του Gazarte, θα ζήσουμε ανεπανάληπτες στιγμές!   



Robin McKelle 

“Impressions of Ella” 

Παρασκευή 24 Μαρτίου  

Gazarte | Main Stage 


H Robin McKelle επιστρέφει στο Gazarte για μια βραδιά αφιερωμένη στην εμβληματική Ella Fitzerald 


H Robin McKelle έχει χτίσει την πολυετή καριέρα της εξερευνώντας την πολυποίκιλη Αμερικανική μουσική. Με το άλμπουμ-ωδή στην Ella Fitzerald, “Impressions of Ella”, επιστρέφει στις jazz ρίζες της! 


Το “Impressions of Ella”, που θα κυκλοφορήσει τον Ιούνιο του 2023, βρίσκει την McKelle πιο ώριμη από ποτέ σε όλα τα επίπεδα. 15 χρόνια μετά το πρώτο της άλμπουμ, αισθάνεται έτοιμη να αντιμετωπίσει το συναισθηματικό βάρος πίσω από τα μεγάλα πρότυπα της jazz που θεμελίωσε η Ella Fitzerald 


“Η φωνή μου έχει ωριμάσει και ένιωσα ότι έφτασα σε μια φάση ζωής όπου μπορούσα να ταυτιστώ με τους στίχους και μπορούσα να τραγουδήσω αυτές τις ιστορίες με την ψυχή μου, επειδή τις είχα ζήσει. Έτσι κατάλαβα ότι είχε έρθει το πλήρωμα του χρόνου και ήμουν έτοιμη να επιστρέψω σε αυτή τη μουσική και σε αυτό το ρεπερτόριο.” 


Για να πάρει σάρκα και οστά αυτό το απαιτητικό project η McKelle συνεργάστηκε με το εξαιρετικά ταλαντούχο τρίο των: Kenny Washington στα ντραμς, τον Peter Washington στο μπάσο και τον NEA Jazz Master, Kenny Barron στο πιάνο.  


Με μια επιλογή από τη μεγάλη λίστα κομματιών της Ella Fitzerald, το ‘Impressions of Ella’ συμπεριλαμβάνει ντουέτα με τους The Oscar Peterson Trio. Ωστόσο είναι πολλά περισσότερα από ένα tribute album. H Robin McKelle επιλέγει να δώσει περισσότερη βαρύτητα στις επιμελείς συνθέσεις και στην έντονη μουσικότητα των διασκευών, δίνοντας νέα οπτική στο διαχρονικό ύφος των κομματιών της Ella Fitzerald.  


Στις 24 Μαρτίου η Robin McKelle ανεβαίνει στην Main Stage του Gazarte, για μια βραδιά που θα μας μείνει αξέχαστη.   


Μαζί της οι μουσικοί: Jonathan Thomas (Πιάνο), Eric Wheeler (Μπάσο),  

Jonathan Barber (Ντραμς)