WHAT: Get swept away with the gorgeous silky rhythms of New York-based Greek jazz star Petros Klampanis, as he performs songs from his third solo album “chroma” in Athens for one night, along with his Manhattan jazz outfit and classical string octet.
Hear Petros in action HERE:
WHEN: May 4.
WHERE: Athens Old Stock Exchange, Pesmazoglou 1, Athens. Visit HERE for ticket information.
About Petros Klampanis
Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. To pursue his musical passions, he dropped out of the Polytechnic School in Athens and in 2005 he began his double bass performance studies at the Amsterdam Conservatory. In 2008, he completed his formal studies at the Aaron Copland School of Music in New York.
Since his relocation to New York City, Klampanis has performed alongside some of the city’s renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, and drummer Ari Hoenig. In addition to his extensive list of appearances in USA, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York and Kennedy Center in Washington DC, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany
His arrangement of the Greek folk song “Thalassaki” was recently performed by the Greek Public Symphonic Orchestra in Athens, with whom Klampanis performed in 2013. He was recently voted as the “Best Artist of 2015” on jazzonline.gr.