Great success for the first International Jazz Academy held in Paros from 7 to 13 July, 2011 under the artistic direction of Marc Buronfosse (bass player and teacher  in the Paris national conservatory of region ) with a great team of teachers  such as Vincent Bourgeyx,  piano - Sara Lazarus, vocals – Alexandra Grimal, saxophone – Joe Quitzke, drums  and Marc Buronfosse, contrebasse

 

Teachers and students gave their best throughout the seminars held at Lefkes Village and presented  samples of their work at concerts held at the Park of Saint-John Deti and at Brazil Bar at Piso Livadi village. They all talked with the best words about the all academy program and also about the hospitality that awaited them on the island of Paros, and expressed their wish to come back next year.

So this is to be continued

See you all next summer for the second edition of Paros Jazz Academy

One of the measures taken hastily by the government eager for immediate increased revenues is the release of a bill offering to developers exaggerated gross buildable area of 30% outside town zones.

The Hellenic Society for Culture and Environment is alerting that this will result in an excessive burden for smaller Islands, which will unavoidably lose competitiveness from the expected degradation of landscape that disappoints sensitized visitors and tends to reduce cost recovery per visitor.

The society calls for the exception of smaller islands from the bill and for the support to a more sustainable development which will preserve the unique natural and cultural wealth of the Islands and invites you to 

sign a relevant petition.