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...Irini Konstantinidi has achieved a very personal style with her lyrical, expressive, impressively crystal and accurate voice.
— Dimitris Trikas - Popaganda - January 3, 2015
Voices like Irini’s, proposing an open and contemporary version of jazz singing, are extremely rare.
— Nikos Fotakis - Kathimerini newspaper - May 17, 2014
Irini has set very high standards for singing with her performance in Horizon album.
— George Kontrafouris - jazz pianist, academic
Irini’s ethereal voice is really exciting when she’s improvising.
— Nikos Fotakis - Jazz & Tzaz - July/August 2012

 

Irini Konstantinidi is a well-established Greek jazz vocalist currently residing and performing in The Netherlands. Reviews about Irini have been highlighting her lyrical, expressive and impressively clear sound, with which she has achieved a very personal and refined interpretation of jazz. People refer to her as the jazz voice of pure crystal that’s very exciting when she's improvising!

Her playful and creative approach to vocal improvisation and jazz phrasing makes her music performance unique. Scat singing is like an extension of her storytelling and imagination. Jazz is a game and she loves playing it!

Irini also enjoys writing lyrics for either original compositions or jazz standards, giving them a fresh interpretation with her adventurous phrasing and thought-provoking words. Her lyrics are inspired by her own personal stories and her music derives from melodies that come up mostly while she’s scatting during a walk. A simple stroll that clears the mind, offers a blank canvas for Irini to draw her musical sketches on.

Her peers agree on her versatile ability to combine a delicate sound with a charismatic presence on stage. She is a performer that has something to say. She loves being elaborate on the spot while improvising and strongly connected to the flow of performance whenever she sings.

Irini’s inquisitive character and growth mindset have led her to take a break from her well-established career as a jazz vocalist in her hometown and decide to pursue her dreams of travelling, performing and expanding her horizon and academic credentials.

Living in The Netherlands since 2016, she has been performing in venues and theaters like De Meervaart theater in Amsterdam with “Nomadic Treasures” world-jazz project while at the same time writing her own compositions and completing her Master's research in Jazz Vocals at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague.

 

 

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