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Petros Klampanis Group

Sat Feb 10th, 2018 at 7:00 pm

At Mainstage Theatre
Tickets : $32, Students $17

This concert will be performed in a club setting with both the band and audience seated on the Mainstage. Seating will be general admission with tables and beer/wine available.

Petros will perform with a guitarist, pianist, drummer and string quartet.

Described by JazzTimes as a "formidable bassist and composer," Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. He studied classical and jazz music in Athens, Amsterdam and New York. He now is active in the New York jazz scene, where he has performed alongside some of the city's renowned jazz musicians.


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.

His album Minor Dispute was selected as one of the best Jazz records in 2015 by National Public Radio, while his recent album Chroma has received exceptional reviews on international media.

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. 


"This project arose from a question," Klampanis explains. "What are the elements that compose each one of us, our personal characters, our individuality? The first answer that came to my mind is that character is composed of all the emotions, the thoughts and ideas, the fantasies and experiences that we have in our lifetimes. If we were to assign each of these elements a single color, then every one of us could be seen as a unique composition of colors, the mix of which results in our own, very personal shade."

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