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Greece 2019

Petros Klampanis Trio

Kristjan Randalu (piano) | Petros Klampanis (contrabass) | Bodek Janke (drums, percussion)

The contrabass player and composer Petros Klampanis based in New York is coming to present us a program focusing on his new fourth personal album, “Irrationalities”, which will be released sometime in 2019. Klampanis, having been heavily influenced by the Mediterranean music tradition as well as our folk songs and Balkan sounds, shows a major creative progress in contemporary jazz, thus creating a name for himself in the New York jazz scene. His personal albums (“Contextual”, “Point Two”, “Minor Dispute”. “Chroma”) have allowed him to stand out in the international jazz scene and his compositions, particularly in his last two albums, are true musical gems.


Grey Paris

Yiorgos Parisis (piano, electronics) | Arian Stechert (drums, electronics) | Mark Beumer (bass, electronics)

They characterize their music as “cinematic electro-acoustic jazz and the truth is that the sound lascapes they make through enchanting, minimal and trance echorhythms are creating images so powerful that they are one of the most unique modern jazz groups. Grey Paris were formed in Berlin in 2016 and they deliberately follow a certain aesthetic path similar to that of GoGo Penguin, Nils Frahm and Fink. This musical chemistry led to their first album “Now is the Moment”, after their ideas turned into beautiful musical pieces. Nowadays, the band is under a creativity spell and is already recording its second album, “Mideia” which will probably be released in autumn 2019.


Yako Trio

Leandros Pasias (piano) | Giorgos Klountzos-Chrysidis (drums) | Vaggelis Vrachnos (contrabass)

This is a group of new musicians from Thessaloniki, who try something new and creative: a jazz-tribute to the great composer Yannis Konstantinidis (hence the group’s name, coming from the composer’s initials). In this project, the three musicians are focusing on covers Yannis Konstantinidis has done in several famous Greek folk songs, while using sounds and rhythms familiar to the classical music. Yako Trio come to add their own experiences from the world of jazz and create something new and original through Konstantinidis’ approach to our folk music tradition.

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