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Aggeliki Toubanaki

Voice Performance - World Jazz | Jazz improvisation | Vocal circle

Aggeliki Toubanaki is a multitusk vocalist.

Since 2007 her interests, involve jazz, folk scales and rhythms as much as exploration of vocal improvisation and extended sounds techniques.

 

In 2008 she creates the project «Aggeliki Toubanaki & the Buzz Bastardz» (global Balkan Bastard jazz) and in March of 2015, she released her debut album (Greece, New York) with original compositions and selected cover in seven different languages.

Nowdays, she also presents :
-an experimental «Drum & Voice Jazztronica project»,with the drummer Ilias Doumanis, using loops and Fxs.
-the«Jazz Plus» project, with the guitarist Grigoris Ntanis and bassist Kostas Konstantinou.

She has attended “Cirlce Songs” seminar with Bobby McFerrin and his team (Omega, USA),  jazz improvisation master classes with Bob Stoloff, JD Walter, Rene Marie, Sheila Cooper and Deborah Carter, «SLS vocal technique» with Sofia Noiti and jazz classes (including harmony, improvisation and history of jazz) with Silvio Syrros at the «Athenaeum Maria Callas Conservatory». She has also participated in the «Veneto Jazz Workshops» (Italy), directed by teachers of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York.

She teaches vocal technique and leading vocal circles at Philippos Nakas Conservatory.

She has attended seminars on Rhythmology under flamenco dancer Francisco Jose Suarez Barrera, Indian singing (dhrupad) under Uday Bhawalkar, Persian singing under Mamak Khadem, Flamenco singing under Vicente Gelo, 

Polyphonic Signing of Epirus, folk percussions (davul, bendir), as well as Bulgarian singing under Tzvetanka Varimezova and Classical Ottoman singing under Ahmet Erdogdular, at the Musical Workshop «Labyrinth» organized by Ross Daly.

Her performances include several festivals (Jazz FXs Festival, Melijazz Festival, Jazz + Praxis, Fougaro Jazz Festival, Frank Zappa Festival, Festival Athens World Music Festival etc) and various musical stages, clubs and theatres (Megaro of Athens, Gazarte, Half Note, Pallas, Ianos etc) in Greece and abroad (New York, London, Oxford, Reading, Newcastle, Bassano del Grappa).

Parallel to music, she has dedicated her time in research and received her PhD Degree in Molecular Biology from the Medical School of the National University of Athens.

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