Among the first to play swing and gypsy jazz in Greece since 2007, the Diminuita trio developed into an 8-member “petit big band” in 2015, bringing orchestrating even closer to Django Reinhardt’s gypsy jazz with American jazz on his other bank Atlantic, Duke Ellington and Billy Holiday.
Sound purity and improvisational freedom make up an orchestral swing with bebop notes that will take us on gypsy paths with jazz notes, launching the dance mood.
As Diminuita trio they have performed at many festivals in Greece and abroad (Django a Liberchies 2012, International Gypsy Jazz Meeting Wroclaw-Poland 2012, Djangofelllies Festival Belgium 2014, Djangofest Athens 2010-2015). His presence in Europe (Belgium, the Netherlands, Great Britain, Poland, France and Germany) have been a great success and they are continuing, adding new appearances on the agenda (Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam and De Badcuyp, Amsterdam, Music Village, Archiduc, Base, Bonnefooi, Magic Mirrors in Brussels, Rosario in Bever, Hot Club de Ghent in Ghent, Jacques Pelzer Jazz Club in Liege, Jazzzolder in Mechelen in Belgium, Quecumbar in London, Beaufort Jazz in Ormskirk, La tete des trains, Tousson in France and elsewhere).
In January 2014,the band attented the Djangofollies Festival in Belgium, which is held every year on the occasion of Django Reinhartd’s birthday.
On their initiative, 1st Gypsy Jazz Fest-Djangofest in Greece was held with great success at Gagarin 205 on the occasion of the one hundred years since the birth of Django Reinhardt.
The Diminuita musicians who will be with us at Melitazz 2017 are:
Dimitris Moudopoulos, trumpet
Dimitris Pantelias, alto saxophone
Alexandros Theodorakopoulos, baritone saxophone
George Dani, double bass
Efi Sarantis, rhythmic guitar
Giorgos Papadogiannis, solo guitar, orchestration
Maria Avlitis, voice
Date: Friday 7/7, at 23.00
Place: 25th March Square
Web site: www.diminuita.com
Facebook (trio): www.facebook.com/diminuita.swingtrio/
Facebook (band): www.facebook.com/pg/diminuita.swing/
Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/user/diminuitaswingtrio/videos