7 APRIL 2017
INTERO € 20,00
RIDOTTO € 17,00
MAGDA GIANNIKOU • accordion, voice
CHRIS MCQUEEN • guitar
ANDRES ROTMISTROVSKY • bass, voice
MARCELO WOLOSKI • percussions, voice
Music of Banda Magda is a blend of French lyrics, Latin-American rhythms and jazz improvisation. Banda Magda has obtained an enthusiastic audience throughout the globe with performances in the US, France, Luxemburg, Greece, Colombia and Canada. The band is part of Carnegie Hall’s Musical Explorers Series, and have/are scheduled to perform at discerning venues and festivals such as Celebrate Brooklyn, Joe’s Pub, The Jefferson Center, The Kennedy Center, Webster Hall, Iriving Plaza, Burlington Discovery Jazz Fest, Minneapolis World Fest, Chicago World Fest, Festival Jazz Al Parque as well Magda’s participation in Snarky Puppy’s GRAMMY Award-winning album “Family Dinner Vol. 1”. Now Banda Magda goes back in the studio to record their 3rd opus, Tigre: a Technicolor Collection of Songs, Instrumental Music and Short Films about Courage and Fearlesness.
Magda Giannikou is a pianist, an accordionist, a singer, a composer, an orchestrator, a songwriter, a music producer, an aspiring dancer and a very good chef. Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she very soon discovered that music was the coolest thing on earth and began her musical training in classical music and jazz.
After having taught elementary schools all over the map of Greece, written music for TV and Theatre in her native Athens, and having participated in more than fifty children’s productions, the forces of nature took her to Boston, where she studied film music at the legendary Berklee College of Music. A winner of multiple awards, such as the Georges Delerue Award for achievement in Film Scoring, and the BMI Film Scholarship, she moved to New York just after her studies. Bedazzled by the wonderful world of live jazz and world music, she took some time and made songwriting, singing, playing accordion and gigging a significant part of her life.