The Astronauts are landing in Keramikos and organize the 3rd World Jazz Festival from March 8-10, 2013. An unconventional way to celebrate the Carnival in Athens, and in particular the Metaxourgio Carnival, that will last for 3 days (8, 9 and 10 March). The 3rd World Jazz Festival brings together the jazzy atmosphere of New Orleans and the festive spirit of the traditional Macedonian Carnival. Afro-jazz, funk swing, hot jazz, bossa nova, cabaret meet with traditional brass Greek instruments and Balkan jazz.
The Athens Swing Festival by the Athens Swing Cats, the group that brought Swing to Athens, will run in parallel with the 3rd World Jazz Festival and will present two of the most important choreographers of Broadway, Ryan Francois (USA) and Jenny Thomas (UK), two champion dancers, Remy Kouakou Kouame (France) and Moe Sakan (Japan), the International Brotherhood of Magicians "ΙΒΜ Athens ring 338", the cirko cachivache, jugglers, Dj sets with renowned radio producers along with many more events that will add to the music part of the Festival.