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Hi to everybody:

As some of you know, Dimitris is going to come where I am from (Burela, Galice, Spain) the 3rd week of July. After the wonderful Wuppertal workshop I commented Dim the possibility to come to Spain to do some gigs with my latin-jazz fussion quartet (Marosa Jazz Project), because he had told me he loves latin music too. So, we started to organise all... During 15-19 July will be the VI Jazz and Modern Music Seminary of Burela and Dimitris will be the guest artist in this event (class all the day and concerts and jam sessions every night). However and unfortunatly, this is the same week the Ireland workshop, so, I will not can go this year there.

Well, after the Seminary of Burela, I wanted all my students, and, all galician music and jazz students have the opportunity to know Dimitris and Dimitris can teach them some things and doubts. So, I though to do a little workshop of improvisation and vibes (thinking in any player in general, and, vibes player in specific). After this idea, as Dim and me are members and subscribes of, and I always talking my students about the site, I though it would be a great idea do a promo of the community and to try to show them too, what is the site, the community, the spirit, the sense... to share with all them and, all them can look how all us study, work hard on vibes, how we help between us, ...

This event it will be the firs contact, and, an experiment in this sense. Dim and me are going to work hard in this sense to show them about the vibes, the communitity and the site. Here, we are doing an important difussion through press, blogs, ... It is very important we have here good results, because, in the future, we could have support by public administrations, so, who knows... In the future we could have an official support from the administration for doing a workshop in Spain...? I don´t know. It is clear this would be great. The thing I know, is we are going to do the best we know to try this be a success. In this sense, I would be grateful with all you if you comment ideas, critics, auto-critics... it will be welcome all you can say to help.…

I hope you like the poster.

Thank you very much.

Israel Arranz


Israel Wed, 07/03/2013 - 14:04

In reply to by dimitris

Yeah!! Thank you Dim for coming here. I am sure we are going to have a good time. If all is going right, maybe, we could have the possibility to get a support from Galice for doing, in the future a Vibes Workshop here, why not?


Marie-Noëlle Thu, 07/04/2013 - 06:34

This is so great that you could do this!! I'm sure you're going to have a great time! Please post a report, pictures, videos after the event! Have fun! :o)

Israel Thu, 07/04/2013 - 18:37

In reply to by Marie-Noëlle

Thank you very much Marie!!!!

Be sure we will do it. We will take a lot of pictures (we are lucky in this sense because the father of on one of my students is a professional photographer and he loves always take photos and give us his pictures), we will record some videos and we will report all you through the site (and through fb too) about how the thing is going, ok??

My pupils and me are very exciting with this event and experience. It´s great and very funny when the children (some of them 10, 11, 12 years old) asking me.... <>, <>, or, <> hehehehe. Children are wonderful!!!!

All this it is great because for all them, only the fact one person (in this case DImitris) come Burela from so far (Greek) represents for them a fantastic motivation and curiosity.

johndaly Sun, 07/07/2013 - 20:41

will be thinking of you all during our workshop i Ireland. Israel since you were doing some Irish music recently here is my good wish in Irish

a bheith am iontach
"have a great time"


johndaly Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:54

In reply to by dimitris

Are a Mad Greek my friend enjoy......:)


Israel Mon, 07/08/2013 - 16:57

In reply to by johndaly

Hey John!!

Really thank you very much for your wish to us. I appreciate it very much man!! I enjoyed a lot the past day to have played galician and irish music about celtic stories of mitology which join Galice and Ireland between them. It was great!! This is one of other reasons I felt I was at home the first time I was in your beautiful country (the last year)

And, ... Yes, your "Mad Greek" is coming, hahaha. Dimitris La Porta!!!

John, be sure we will be thinking in all you too during this time.

So, I cannot do less for you about my best wishes for the Ireland vibes workshop in Limerick, so, I am going to do that in galician:

"Os meus mellores desexos para o grande obradoiro de vibráfono que está ao chegar na fermosa Irlanda"

"My best wishes for the great vibes workshop which is coming to the wonderful Ireland"

Regards, Israel


johndaly Tue, 07/09/2013 - 17:21

In reply to by Israel

Thanks man appreciate it hopefully see you next year and get the Greek to come as well...take 10000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000 and 1


dimitris Wed, 07/10/2013 - 06:16

In reply to by johndaly

for sure John! You are always on my mind!