Petros Klampanis

Petros Klampanis


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  • country:USA
  • region:New York City
  • style(s):Jazz
  • label:Motéma Music
  • type:Small Ensemble, Quartet
  • instrumentation:instrumental
  • artist posted by:Listen Loud

Line up

  • Gilad Hekselman (Guitar)
  • John Hadfield (Drums)
  • Petros Klampanis  (Bass)
  • Shai Maestro (Piano)


"Petros Klampanis is a musician who has always spoken from the heart. There is a clear connection between his instrument, mind and fingers. His primary vessel of expression is the acoustic bass. When he performs, he practically throws his whole being into it, bending the strings, drumming percussive beats on its resonant wood frame and frequently exploring the soloing possibilities afforded by various fretboard tapping techniques."
This is how DownBeat Magazine describes Petros Klampanis.

Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Since his relocation to New York, he has performed alongside some of the city’s renowned jazz musicians and he has performed at internationally-acclaimed concert halls and festivals, including the storied venues of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. All of those influences converge in prismatic and unexpected ways on his second album Minor Dispute. Klampanis’ innovative arrangements swathe his bold compositions for jazz quartet in lush but vital string quartet writing, accented by world music rhythms and folk melodies. The result is a truly multi-cultural fusion of influences that speak together with a surprisingly singular voice. His third album, entitled "Chroma", will be released by Motéma Music.