NAMED A “BASS ACE” by Bass Player Magazine, composer and bassist Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Now based in NYC, he is curious in his approach, always seeking unique ways to integrate elements from multiple genres, ranging from classical music to pop.
Klampanis has collaborated with world renowned artists including Snarky Puppy, Greg Osby, Jaques Morelenbaum, Shai Maestro, Gilad Hekselman, Ari Hoenig and Jean-Michel Pilc. In addition to his extensive list of appearances in the US, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Blue Note Jazz Club in New York, he has performed at the internationally acclaimed Jazzahead! in Bremen, XJAZZ Festival in Berlin, Harlem Arts Festival as well as Athens Concert Hall, Onassis Cultural Centre NY and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.
His album Chroma, released by Motema Music, was awarded The Best Live Album of 2017, by the Independent Music Awards and was featured in major international radio and press outlets. Since 2011, he has recorded 4 albums as a leader, receiving praise for his playing and composing. His debut album ‘Contextual’ was released by Inner Circle Music a prestigious NYC based label, while his second album ‘Minor Dispute’, was selected as one of the best jazz records in 2015 by NPR. “Irrationalities” is the latest album by NY based Greek musician Petros Klampanis. While this is the first official presentation of the “Petros Klampanis Trio”, Kristjan Randalu (piano), Bodek Janke (drums and percussion) and Klampanis have been playing music, recording and touring together for many years.