Athina Kontou's project Mother tells her story as a musician born to greek parents in Frankfurt, Germany, and how both countries are considered her home. With this
ensemble she arranges pieces from the greek music culture - traditional and contemporary, songs and dances - and builds a link between her identity as a jazz musician and her greek roots.
The traditional songs are enriched with contemporary soundscapes and the music that emerges speaks intuitively to the audience from a very personal point of view. The core of her work is the
search for the connecting elements of different cultures, as she herself is a border crosser between the different musical cultures.
With her three fellow musicians Luise Volkmann, Dominik Mahnig and Lucas Leidinger she forms a colourful and lively sound body. Their debut „Tzivaeri“ was released in August 2022 on nWog-Records and was nominated for the german Critics Award (Preis der deutschen Schalplattenkritik) and the German Jazz Award (Deutscher Jazzpreis).
02.02. Dresden Tonne
03.02. Nürnberg Kulturwerkstatt auf AEG
14./15.3. Hamburg NDR
16.03. Brelingen Winterjazz
20.04. Heppenheim, Kulturforum
23.05. Frankfurt ONO2
25.05. Jazzfestival Idar Oberstein
08.09. Ems Jazz Greven
07.12. Theater Lindau