Monday June 10, 2013 at 8:30 pm

Cornelia Street Cafe

presents "Ensemble Elektra & Classical Caravan"

Elektra Kurtis takes you on a journey through contemporary jazz and classical music to funk, Latin and ethnic music from Greece, Egypt and Poland.

Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8pm

Hoff Barthelson Artist Series

presents "From Bach and Bartok to Monk and Kurtis"

A Faculty Recital by Elektra Kurtis

From Bach and Bartok to Monk and Kurtis

Retracing her musical footsteps and some of the most powerful inspirations, violinist and composer, Elektra Kurtis presents pianist Benita Meshulam, a duet and a string quartet with violinist Curtis Stewart, violist Alva Anderson and cellist Akua Dixon. The program includes two concertos by Bach, violin duets by Bartok, Thelonious Monk and her newest world jazz composition “Zeibekiko” for the improvising string quartet.

Sunday January 20, 2013 @ 6pm

The Cornelia Street Cafe is located at 29 Cornelia Street, NYC 10014 in Greenwich Village. Music charge is $10 and $10 drink minimum

Ensemble Elektra

@ The Kosciuszko Foundation

An evening of Elektra's newest music and improvisations on themes from Szymanowski's Ballet Harnasie and from Polish folk from the mountains Podhale. Infused with New York beats, Greek rhythms and Arabic modes.

November 29, 2012 @ 7 pm

15 East 65th Street, New York, New York 10065 tel: (212) 734-2130

Elektra Kurtis String Trio

"Like Rocks in Clear Water..."

An evening of music and poetry by Elektra Kurtis and her String Trio

inspired by and dedicated to Christina Kurtis

February 16, 2012 @ 6 pm

Cornelia Street Cafe

29 Cornelia Street New York, NY 10014 (212) 989 9319

For more info go here and navigate to PERFORMANCES, tickets will also be sold at the door

On the Program: J.S. Bach, Theodorakis, Hadjidakis, Sappho and Elektra Kurtis

Elektra Kurtis – violin, Curtis Stewart – violin, Akua Dixon -cello and vocal, with guest Ian Baggette - bass

July 9 2011 at 7pm
Elektra with Naxos Quintet at Jazz at the Old Town Festival, Warsaw Poland


July 9 2011 at 7pm
Elektra with Naxos Quintet Jazz na Starowce, Warsaw, Poland

July 8, 2011 at 8pm
Elektra with Naxos Quintet at Róze Jazz Festival, Zielona Góra, Poland

June 18, 2011 at 8pm

Elektra Kurtis presents "Plugged and Unplugged" @ the

University of the Streets

130 E. 7th @ Ave. A NYC 10009 tel:212 254 9300

Small ensembles playing improvisations and contemporary music works with roots in ethnic music from Greece and Poland, jazz, and Western classical music with gypsy flavor. On the program compositions by Bela Bartok, Karol Szymanowski, Igor Stravinski, Alexander Scriabin, Don Byron and Elektra Kurtis


Curtis Stewart. violin Elektra Kurtis violin Edmund Niemann piano Kahlil Kwame Bell drums and percussion

Guest performance by PUBLIQuartet:

Jessie Montgomery,violin Curtis Stewart, violin Nick Revel, viola Amanda Gookin, cello

What people are saying about

Elektra Kurtis & Ensemble Elektra

“Elektra Kurtis’ music has a distinct and unique commercial appeal. It can best be described as a weave of International instruments and flavors with a dash of genre versatility. They have created, as a team; a new age meets old world sound.”

Danie Cortese ~ President / CEO Danie Cortese Entertainment & Publicity Inc.

"Profound yearning, ecstatic wailing and an aching beauty – in a rather original context.”

E.J. Janelli ~ music reporter for All about Jazz

“An eclectic group of musiciansÖ.”

Keith Hannaleck ~Muzik Man ~

“There’s a buzz going on for this local sensationÖ..that have a fine, exotic and refreshing Mediterranean vibe.”

Downtown Music Gallery

“Elektra Kurtis uses her musical diversity to her advantageÖher music seems like a multi – cultural extension of Elektra herself & a most interesting one at that.”

Eer –

“Ö..quite rewarding music with a mixture of musical styles. Elektra Kurtis being clearly a dominant force but backed by great musicians makes the results splendid.”

Jazz at a glance – jazz notes

“A real world music in which its creators reach to tradition, but express it in a very contemporary way.”

Cosmopolitan Magazine - Poland

Reviews for the Book of Time

Jazz Notes
Gazeta Wyborcza
Cosmopolitan Magazine
Rootstown Music
Eclectic Earwig Reviews
All About Jazz
MOTOWN'S WEBSITE review by Paul Autry
John McLaughlin Archive


Interview with MuzikMan.

© 2005, Elektra Kurtis photo by Clarence Thorne

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