Petros Klampanis Group

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Petros Klampanis Group Short Info

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 relationship with Greg Osby led to the release of his début album, Contextual, on the saxophonist’s Inner Circle Music label. The album was praised by acclaimed bassist Arild Andersen as “one of the most exciting projects I have heard from a bass player in years.” Klampanis has received equal praise for his playing and composing. Fellow bassist Drew Gress notes his “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.” In 2012, Klampanis was invited by the Liepaja Symphony Orchestra for a series of concerts throughout Latvia. 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. Hes was recently voted as the "Best Artist of 2015" on jazzonline.gr.

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,...

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Past Gigs Petros Klampanis Group

  • 04 | 2016 Europe Minor Dispute European Tour
  • 12 | 2015 New York, Onassis Foundation Chroma World Premiere
  • 10 | 2015 La Rochelle Jazz Entre Les Deux Tours
  • 07 | 2015 Epidavros Athens Epidaurus Festival
  • 04 | 2015 Duc Des Lombards/Paris
  • 04 | 2015 Chorus/Lausanne
  • 03 | 2015 All Things Project NYC
  • 01 | 2015 California Jazz Conservatory/San Francisco
  • 01 | 2015 California Jazz Conservatory/San Francisco
  • 01 | 2015 Cornelia Street Cafe/New York
  • 12 | 2014 Corfu University/Kerkyra
  • 12 | 2014 Onassis Cultural Centre/Athens
  • 12 | 2014 Thessaloniki Concert Hall/Thessaloniki
  • 12 | 2014 Sunset Jazz Club/Girona
  • 12 | 2014 Jamboree/Barcelona
  • 09 | 2014 Chihuahua Jazz Festival/Mexico
  • 09 | 2014 Cornelia Street Cafe/New York
  • 08 | 2014 Villahermosa Festival/Mexico
  • 07 | 2014 Shenzhen Concert Hall/China
  • 05 | 2014 SOOFSER Festival/New York
  • 04 | 2014 Cornelia Street Cafe/New York
  • 02 | 2014 B-Flat/Berlin
  • 02 | 2014 Sunset Jazz Club/Girona
  • 02 | 2014 Bilbaina Jazz Club/Bilbao

Discography Petros Klampanis Group

  • 2015 Minor Dispute Album | Universal/EMI
  • 2014 Point Two Album | Εmarel Μusic
  • 2014 Banda Magda/Yerakina Album | Ground Up Music
  • 2012 Sofia Ribeiro/Ar Album | Ar Music
  • 2011 Petros Klampanis/Contextual Album | Inner Circle Music

Media

  • Video MINOR DISPUTE // by Petros ...
  • Video MONKEY BUSINESS // Petros K...
  • Video THALASSAKI // by Petros Kla...
  • Video Petros Klampanis//COUNTDOWN...

Origin

  • Zakynthos GR

Founded

  • 2011

Members

  • Petros Klampanis Bassist, composer, arranger
  • Gilad Hekselman Guitarist
  • Thomas Encho Pianist
  • Bodek Janke Drummer/percussionist
  • Maria Manousaki Violin
  • Gokce Erem Violin
  • Lev Zhurbin Viola
  • Colin Stokes Cello

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