August 24, 2018


The Queen Theater

$22 + fees

Jazz Touring Network & LUQ Foundation Present Banda Magda

Event Details

“Of all the vocal-driven ensembles in the world of contemporary music there is none as compelling or beckoning as Banda Magda.” World Music Report

Light Up The Queen is teaming up with Einstein & Company to present Banda Magda for a public performance on August 24, 2018. The show will begin at 8 pm with doors open at 7 pm. Before the show, you’re invited to join members of Banda Magda in a pre-performance conversation and audience Q&A that explores the perennial question “Was It Jazz? (Does it matter?)“.

Led by Greek-born composer, orchestrator, singer and accordionist Magda Giannikou (Kronos Quartet, Louis CK), Banda Magda moves from samba to French chanson, from Greek folk tunes to Colombian cumbia and Afro-Peruvian lando. Drawing on the band’s global background (Greece, Argentina, Japan, Colombia, USA), the group combines South American rhythms with jazz improvisation, cinematic arranging, sophisticated audience participation, mid-century classics and world “chansons” sung in 6 languages.


This engagement of Banda Magda is made possible through the Jazz Touring Network program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.