John Balikos Trio (Greece)
John Balikos (composition), Takis Farazis (piano), Petros Varthakouris (double bass), Thanos Hatzianagnostou (drums)
John Balikos is a very active composer, who has been living in Paros for many years, where he has been working both as a teacher and composer. He has written music for many plays and movies and has collaborated with some of the best Greek and international artists. In relation to jazz, his ensemble John Balikos Trio has had a great appeal since its establishment 6-7 years ago. Two albums have been released under this name so far (John Balikos Trio in 2012 and Rings around the moon in 2016) with beautiful music and a direction to the narrative and lyrical European jazz field, through which the beauty of life and a vastly rich emotional world emerges. John Balikos has been passing on the power and the beauty of his music to friends and partners, even though an accident has deprived him of being able to perform it on his own.