European Sounds Series: Greece – Petros Klampanis Trio feat. Julian Shore & John Hadfield
@ Blue Note Jazz Club – Shows @ 1:30PM (Doors @ 1PM)
**Price includes brunch, music and a drink.**
Petros Klampanis Trio ft. Julian Shore and John Hadfield presented by the Consulate General of Greece in New York and Onassis Foundation USA
Born in Zakynthos, Greece, Petros Klampanis initially headed for a degree in mechanical engineering, dropped out of the Polytechnic School in Athens to pursue his musical passions, and in 2005 began 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, where he quickly began collaborating with some of the city’s most renowned jazz musicians. In addition to his extensive list of appearances as a leader locally, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany.
Klampanis’ collaborations with saxophonist Greg Osby led to the release of his first two acclaimed albums, Contextual and Minor Dispute, on the saxophonist’s Inner Circle Music label. Fellow bassist Drew Gress has praised Klampanis’ “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.” Minor Dispute was selected as one of the best Jazz records in 2015 by the American National Public Radio NPR.
On his third album as a leader and Motéma Music debut, Klampanis explores the colors of human character, inspired by world events and personal experience. Chroma, the Greek word for “color,” masterfully employs a full spectrum of sonic colors to paint an introspective and emotionally daring artistic statement. Chroma was featured in major international radio and press outlets including Jazz Magazine, DownBeat and JazzTimes.
Quotes about his album Chroma:
“PK is awash in colors as he augments his piano and guitar-led quintet with a string section in his luminous live recording.” – Bassplayer Magazine
“With each successive disc PK has developed an increasingly personal voice.” – DownBeat Magazine
“Chroma is an example of how creative jazz thinkers now incorporate string sections into their projects—as unique complexes of colors and textures, arrayed dynamically.” – JazzTimes
“A few years after his debut in New York, Petros Klampanis is confirmed as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation.” – All About Jazz« Back to Events