Famous Greek jazz musician Petros Klampanis will appear at the Athens old stock exchange to perform from his third solo album “chroma” (colour) together with his New York jazz group and classical string octet. Klampanis explores the colours of human nature and deals with a range of sounds to paint an introspective and emotionally challenging artistic manifesto. Of his latest album he says,
“This work started with the question; what are the elements that make each of us unique? The first answer that came to mind was that our character is compiled by our feelings, thoughts and ideas, fantasies and experiences that we have in our lives. If you paint each of these elements with a colour, then each of us could be like a unique colour composition, the mix of which leads to our own personal shadow.”
Chroma is a vivid colour palette inspired by the diverse experiences of Klampanis’ musical journey through life, with traditional Mediterranean and Balkan sounds and brings in diverse influences from the jazz scene in New York where he now lives.
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.
Further info on Petros Klampanis’ 2017 world tour here.
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