Box Office Reservations: Derek Tel: 99078018, Anavargos Taverna Tel: 99818479. Presented as part of NewYear/FreshJazz series of fundraising events to support local arts projects, organised by Paphos Music Lovers.
Blue Jar: Lesley Locke (violin, vocals) and Tommy Locke (guitar, vocals) specialise in the style of Gypsy Jazz made famous by Django Reinhardt / Stéphane Grappelli. They have both been professional musicians for over 20 years, and formed this duo in 2003. Blue Jar first performed at garden party for HRH The Prince of Wales. Since then, they have performed throughout Europe, including Womex and The Marbella International Film Festival, Spain; MEI, Italy; and toured Denmark alongside Peter Gabriel and the Gypsy Kings. They have 2 albums released in the UK, USA, India and the Middle East whilst signed to WOA Records. They have been in Cyprus since Feb 2009 and have performed in The Capital Coast Hotel, The Elysium Hotel, The Amathus Beach Hotel, The Athena Beach Hotel; Artio, Goosefat & Garlic, Colisseum I and II, Brahms & Liszt restaurants and many others, plus over 260 weddings; they have also performed as part of the Music in the Mountains programme. They performed for the Irish Embassy in Cyprus, on St Patrick's Day 2012 for the President of Cyprus.
Tommy Locke (guitar) studied at the Ulster College of Music in Ireland. In over 30 years in the music business he has been involved with most styles of music, numerous bands and many commercial recordings. He recently performed and recorded with the esteemed Louis Stewart.
Lesley Locke (violin/vocals) studied at Trinity College of Music, London. She has freelanced with many orchestras throughout the UK and Ireland. She was with the Dennison String Quartet for 25 years and is currently playing with Aphrodite Strings in Cyprus. She has made many recordings and performances for TV and Radio; most notably playing with Vanessa Mae live on BBC.
Anavargos Taverna Tapas Meze has been completely refurbished under new ownership. Originally built as a school house in 1706, it is one of the oldest buildings in Anavargos village and was once the centre of the community. It has two real log fires for the colder evenings plus outdoor seating for the glorious and plentiful warm evenings. The Chef works tirelessly to deliver a range of delicious tapas, drawing upon flavours and cuisines from around the Mediterranean, including dishes suitable for vegetarians and vegans. For this concert there will be a Tapas Buffet. Owner Andre and Jason look forward to welcoming you to a fantastic evening!
Directions: On the road down past HomeMarket DIY you then pass the Central Post Office on your right and almost opposite (before the turning to the General Hospital) by a small church on your left, turn sharp left signposted to Anavargos and just follow the road straight back up into Anavargos Village. The Taverna is on your right and there is car parking outside. From the duel carriageway roundabout you go past the turning to the general hospital and take the next right by the small church signposted to Anavargos and just follow the road straight back up into Anavargos Village. The Taverna is on your right and there is car parking outside. ANAVARGOS TAVERNA, 70 Anavargou Avenue, Anavargos, Paphos. Tel: 99818479.