Led by Jazz Chanteuse Irene Day, Mood indigo becomes a passage, by which your guests will begin their journey into a long-gone era that will leave them starry eyed, making any venue sparkle with romantic, dreamy and swingin’ tunes. Add a second sax and a trumpet for an extra degree of hip & the swinging 6 & 7 piece Mood Indigo Orchestra will keep your toes tapping!
Not only does Mood Indigo create festive music and an elegant atmosphere, but the band is visually striking as well. Performance attire sets the mood with Irene in a 50s fancy dress and the fellas decked out in suits. One-of-a-kind instruments and a vintage microphone complete the look. Your guests will never forget the night you threw a party and invited Mood Indigo!
Mood Indigo was created in 2013 by the Canadian-Cypriot singer Irene Athanasiou, and the Armenian-Cypriot bass player Greg Makamian. The two musicians, equally dedicated to this music, have performed at festivals and clubs around the world, including the famous Smalls Jazz club in NYC. They have also performed with Jazz master Freddie Redd, and world class musicians such as, Chris Byars, Zaid Nasser, Pasquale Grasso, Pete & Will Anderson.
Over the years they were part of the Jazz-Futures Jazz seminars led by Chris Byars & Ari Roland. They also took part in Barry Harris jazz seminars. Irene had the opportunity to study with vocal legend Annie Ross in her home in New York City. They are now promoting Jazz music around the beautiful island of Cyprus, educating, and performing to expose the masses to this American music.
Irene Athanasiou – Vocalist
Greg Makamian – Double Bass
Charis Ioannou – Saxophones
Chris Byars – Saxophones, Arrangements
Marios Toumbas – Piano
Ioannis Vafeas – Drums