SANI FESTIVAL 1992-2022
A festival that is a story of love for music and the arts, that shaped a path of innovation, quality and high aesthetics. An entrepreneurial initiative that surpassed all expectations to bridge tourism and culture, Sani Festival has forged a path of international recognition and reach, putting Sani Resort and Halkidiki region firmly on the map of the global music scene.
From the first few melodies of Jazz to ring out on the Hill in 1992, Stavros and Niki Andreadis’ musical hopes for Sani Festival were destined to succeed – which is why Sani Festival is one of the country’s foremost cultural institutions - bringing joy from on Sani Hill, where the sea, sky and greenery coexist in harmony, against a backdrop of a medieval tower.
Three decades and 385 concerts, performances, events: Jan Garbarek, Cesaria Evora, Kenny Barron, Ahmad Jamal, Tito Puente, Milva, Hank Jones, Ray Brown, Abbey Lincoln, Charlie Haden, Cassandra Wilson, Yann Tiersen, Lila Downs, Lee Konitz, Paul Bley, Arturo Sandoval, Charles Lloyd, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Tord Gustavsen, Lizz Wright, Joss Stone, Daniel Hope, Yaron Herman, Youn Sun Nah, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Brad Mehldau, Esbjorn Svensson, Omar Sosa, Milton Nascimento, Peter Greenaway, Michel Legrand, Branford Marsalis, Richard Galliano, Alison Moyet, Nikos Papazoglou, Dionysis Savvopoulos, Eleni Karaindrou, Alkistis Protopsalti, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Dimitra Galani, George Dalaras, Manolis Mitsias, Stavros Xarchakos, Maria Farantouri, Thanos Mikroutsikos.
Living legends and new creators from around the world, as well as Greek artists, have now been ascending Sani Hill for thirty years – the setting where we congregate for the summer festival, to witness musical genius and experience the soothing ritual of music.
Because just as “jazz is a way of thinking” (Nina Simone), so too is entrepreneurship – breathing live into a vision and creating something unique, that has become a point of reference on the cultural map and a world-class festival of three decades: Sani Festival.
Let us celebrate together!
SANI FESTIVAL 2022
Celebrating 30 years of Sani Festival
with a top-class concert of the world’s most beloved tenor,
as well as performances from jazz, pop and rock legends, and leading Greek performers
9 July – 20 August | Sani Hill
The timeless value of music is defined by the impact it has over time.
The same goes for the value of the institutions that serve it.
Honouring its continuous trajectory, adhering to the quality and prestige of the concerts it presents, this year’s anniversary edition of Sani Festival presents a unique in Greece, impressive and refreshingly disruptive programme. Sani Hill will welcome foreign and Greek concerts that are milestones of this summer. Living legends of the jazz, pop and rock scene, for whom the festival is one of few stops on their tours, and artists returning to Greece after decades are just some of the musical propositions that comprise this year’s feast:
Chucho Valdés, Paquito D’Rivera, Al Di Meola, Jack Savoretti, Bob Geldof. Rock and pop music enter the festival’s music repertoire for the first time, as a festival that continues to evolve. At the same time, two Greek productions specially designed to celebrate 30 years showcase an institution that innovates and sparks creativity, with great Greek performers in participation: Manolis Mitsias, Christos Thivaios, Eleni Tsaligopoulou, Penny Baltatzi, Dimitris Basis, Rena Morfi, Doros Dimosthenous, Rita Antonopoulou, Kostas Thomaidis, Kalliopi Pouska. This fete of music will conclude with an emblematic concert, where an artist of mythical status will ascend the stage of Sani Festival: Andrea Bocelli, performing within arm’s reach of the limited number of attendees to enjoy the most highly anticipated music event of this summer!
Join us this summer at Sani Hill, the setting where we congregate for the summer festival, to witness melody become experience and music become ritual; to celebrate a festival story of 30 years, Sani Festival.
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