Greek Jazz Performance

Greek Jazz Performance

Thursday, April 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Art Museum

In celebration of The Berlin Painter and His World, Greek jazz musician Petros Klampanis will perform accompanied by a string quartet. His music is inspired by the Mediterranean and Balkan folk music of his native Greece; classical studies in Athens, Amsterdam, and New York; and his experience performing in the diverse New York jazz scene, including collaborations with such innovators as Greg Osby, Jean-Michel Pilc, Shai Maestro, Oded Tzur, Antonio Sanchez, and Ari Hoenig. A reception in the museum will follow.

With his music, Klampanis explores the colors of human character, inspired by world events and personal experience. Chroma (named after the Greek word for “color”), which is his newest project, masterfully employs a full spectrum of sonic colors to paint an introspective and emotionally daring artistic statement. 


Petros Klampanis: bass/voice/ankle bells/looper

Maria Manousaki & Gocke Erem: violin

Carrie Frey: viola

Caleigh Drane: cello