Jazz Chronicles: Pragma [The Thing]


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Jazz Chronicles resume in 2023 to inspire music explorations, with a view to jazz as a "music of the here and now," with three new concerts stemming from different parts of the geography of contemporary jazz that will meet on the stage of the SNFCC Lighthouse.

Pianist and composer Costis Christodoulou, with a long-standing presence in the domestic jazz music scene and music studies in Greece and Finland, comes to the SNFCC with a special artistic essence that takes us on a journey to the core of music.

The Thing, Costis Christodoulou's band, performs mostly original compositions that are based on the tradition of swing and blues, borrowing elements from a nondescript Far East, and that sometimes translate as a minimalist landscape of meditation and sometimes as a sonic gathering, invested with a latent - but equally important - humorous mood.

Combining boogie-woogie with tea ceremonies, the Thing is in a constant search for joy and entertainment for the listeners, as well as for its musicians. The natural way of its musical phrases and the surreal marriage of rhythm and melody bring to the surface emotional experiences from the historic Jazz music scene of the 60s.

At the SNFCC, they will present pieces from their two albums, The Thing (2012) and Year of The Thing (2020), as well as unreleased tracks.

Manos Theodosakis, cornet
Kostas Konstantinou, bass
Serafim Bellos, drums
Sotiris Ntouvas, drums
Takis Paterelis, tenor saxophone/flute
Dimitris Tsakas, alto saxophone
Costis Christodoulou, piano

Sunday 19/03, 21.00


This event comes under a grant by the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). Alongside the majority of its events, which are free thanks to a series of SNF grants, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center also organizes a number of events with affordable tickets, thus enriching its income sources and securing its long-term financial integrity



Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Cultural Center (SNFCC)

Event Date
Sunday 19 March 2023

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Ticket Prices
General entrance €12, reduced €8

Concession tickets of €8 are available to students, people aged 65+, children and young people aged up to 18 years old, the unemployed, companions of Persons with Disabilities, multi-child families and residents of the Municipality of Kallithea.

On the day of the event, concession ticket holders will be asked to show their ID, as well as supporting documentation (student card, unemployment card, family status certificate for multi-child parents, utility bill for residents of Kallithea)

Free tickets are available to Persons with Disabilities, by contacting the call center at 210 7234567 or via email at info@ticketservices.gr and by showing their ID and certification of disability on the day of the event.

Printing your tickets
Please download your tickets in a PDF form. You may print them or have them stored into your mobile phone, in order to check in on the day of the event.

Advance sales
- online: www.ticketservices.gr
- by phone: 210 7234567
- Ticket Services box office: 39, Panepistimiu Str, Athens

Important Information
  • Doors open at 20.00
  • We suggest that you be at the location no later than 30' minutes before the commencement of the event.
  • Entrance will be possible up to 10 minutes before the event's commencement.
  • Pre-sale is required. No order of priority will be available on-site.
  • Entrance allowed for children aged 6+.
  • All SNFCC areas are accessible to people with disabilities.
  • For more information or clarifications, please contact the SNFCC switchboard on 216 8091000.

Booking period

  • Pre-sale for Members starts on Thursday 19/1 at 12.00 (limited number of tickets).
  • Pre-sale for the public starts on Friday 20/1 at 12.00.
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