Friday 20 January 2017
Nikolas Anadolis Trio
On Friday January 20 2017, at 21:30 the Nikolas Anadolis Trio is appearing on Linto stage with Kostas Konstantinou on the bass and Vasilis Podaras on the drums.
The phenomenal pianist and his trio will be performing 10 original compositions, united with various bridges and consisting parts of a larger, 70-minute, musical piece. The classic structure of the compositions mixes with modern improvisations contributing a purely jazz sound influenced by Bill Evans’ synthetic form and also Keith Jarrett’s improvisational freedom. Neoclassic sounds are colored through a jazz piano trio contributing to a multidimensional, creative sound.
Nikolas Anadolis was born in Thessaloniki in 1991. He was improvising on the piano when he was 4 years old. He took up classic piano lessons when he was 5 years old. In 2001 he began his jazz lessons and in 2002 he joined the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki. He has attended several master classes of famous musicians. He completed his studies in the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki in 2008.
First prize in the "Ofilon" Greek Cypriot piano competition in 2004. Third prize in the international competition Conzerteum in Athens in 2005. A full scholarship for summer courses at Berklee College in Boston in 2007. A full (Presidential) 4-year scholarship at Berklee College (his teachers, among others, were Fred Hersch, Ran Blake, Joanne Brackeen, Lazlo Gardoni, Ray Santisi, Jerry Bergonzi). First prize (Grand prix de la ville de Paris) in the International Jazz Piano Competition Martial Solal, held every four years in Paris. The Clare Fischer composition award at Berklee in 2012. In 2012 he was also awarded Bachelor of Music, Berklee College of Music, Boston, U.S.A., while in 2014 Master of music (jazz studies - performance) from the New England Conservatory (N.E.C.), Boston, U.S.A. He has composed pieces for solo piano, for jazz piano trios, for duos with a sax, for brass and string ensembles, for big bands, for septets and for choirs.
Vasilis Podaras was born in Athens in 1988. He began playing the drums at the age of 11 with Antonis Garinistos as his first teacher at the Municipal Conservatory of Peristeri. He attended the Music High School in Ilios where he took classic piano and violin lessons. He entered the Ionian University Music School in 2006 where he completed his studies in jazz music and majored in drums jazz performing. Since 2010 he has lived and worked as a professional musician in Athens having cooperated with the most important Greek jazz musicians.
Kostas Konstantinou has studied bass and electric bass under a scholarship at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He graduated receiving the highest honorary distinction and the award of a distinguished contrabass performer. He took part in various concerts at Berklee College and has appeared in several music bands in the Boston area. Upon returning to Greece he performs with the most important Greek jazz musicians as well as foreign ones like Lou Donaldson, Peter Bernstein, Montenia, MarioReyes (Gypsy Kings), Jarmo Savolainen, Andy Sheppard, Ralph Peterson, AntonioRivas, Alfredo Rodriguez, Craig Bailey, Vincent Hector, John Vidakovich, GeneCalderazzo, and Alvester Garnett. He has cooperated with the Greek Radio Third Programme and participated in events at the Presidential Palace (Republic Day Celebration, the Youth Parliament, event in honor of the American President Bill Clinton) and has been a key member of the radio and TV program "Jazz Club of the Third Radio Programme". He has been teaching at the Philippos Nakas Music Studies Center since 1997.
Linto Organisation/ Level B
Friday January 20, 2017
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