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  LEFTERIS KORDIS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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LIVE VIDEO

INTERNATIONAL CORFU JAZZ WORLD FESTIVAL

 
 
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QUOTES

 

"A pianist with skill, touch, musicality and a gift for making songs from songs. Plus, he can swing! Give a listen" 

Bob Brookmeyer   Composer, Trombonist, NEA Jazz Master

 

"Talent like his is rare." 

Steve Lacy   Saxophonist, Composer, McArthur Genius Fellowship Award Recipient

 

“In these times, when we are in great need of fresh examples of intercultural dialogue, Lefteris’s music is an abundant source of inspiration.” 

Danilo Pérez  Pianist, Composer, Multi-Grammy winner

 

“Some 70 years after Dizzy Gillespie incorporated Afro Cuban rhythms into the big-band context, jazz today regularly takes its cue from global musical traditions. A prime example is the colorful, highly intelligent blend of modern jazz elements and aspects of Mediterranean folk-song found on Mediterrana” - 4 stars

Downbeat Magazine   Michael Harris

 

 

 
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BIOGRAPHY

Pianist, Composer, and Inner Circle Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis has established himself as a unique voice in the Mediterranean Jazz idiom. He grew up in a multi-cultural environment in Elefsis, an ancient town near Athens, Greece. Since the age of four, he studied, performed, and composed based on a wide spectrum of genres including Greek Folk, Western European Classical, Jazz, Byzantine chant, and Modernist/Avant-Garde.

He graduated from the Experimental Music Gymnasium and Lyceum of Pallini, the National Conservatory of Athens, the Ionian University, and pursued a Master’s and a Doctorate at New England Conservatory on a Fulbright and an Onassis grants. He has performed in major international venues such as the Carnegie Hall, Panama Jazz Festival, Corfu Jazz World, and Toronto Jazz Festival with music legends Mikis Theodorakis, Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, Glykeria, Joe Lovano, Vasilis Saleas, Greg Osby, Panayotis Lalezas, and Robin Eubanks, among others.

Lefteris is currently Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music and the Global Jazz Institute teaching alongside John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, Terri Lyne Carrington, and Joe Lovano. He is the co-director -along with Dimos Dimitriadis, head of the jazz program at the Ionian University- of the "Aqua Jazz,” a program that builds bridges between folk musicians and jazz improvisers in Greece and the East Mediterranean region. Lefteris serves as gospel choir director and organist/pianist at the historic Columbus Ave AME Zion Church in Boston, MA. He also performs regularly at the Beehive, Boston with his jazz trio featuring bassist John Lockwood and drummer Karen Kocharyan, and he co-leads the Penny Muse Band, a Greek art-song and Folk music band.

Lefteris has recorded six albums as a leader and numerous others as a sideman.

 

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Upcoming Dates

 

Feb 25, 2018 - Sunday, 8pm                            Roni Eytan Quartet @ Cornelia Street Cafe, New York                         Click here

Feb 27, 2018 - Tuesday, 7:30pm                     Edmar Colon - Lefteris Kordis Duo @ LilyPad, Cambridge                   Click here

March 21, 2018 - Tuesday, 8pm                      Marco Pignataro 4tet - Monkfish @ Cambridge, MA  (postponed)      Click here

March 23, 2018 - Friday. 6:30pm                    Lefteris Kordis Trio - Beehive, Boston, MA                                              Click here

March 25, 2018 - Sunday, 5pm                       ALEA III concert at the Greek Consulate in Boston                                Click here

March 30, 2018 - Friday, 8pm                         Berklee Global Jazz Institute concert at Berklee Perf. Center              Click here

April 1, 2018 - Sunday, 3pm                            Bebop Trio Concert @ LilyPad, Cambridge                                              Click here

April 15, 2018 - Sunday, 3pm                          Greek Music in America Exhibition/Concert @ Maliotis Center            Click here 

April 27, 2018 - Friday, 6:30pm                       Lefteris Kordis Trio - Beehive, Boston, MA                                               Click here

May 13, 2018 - Sunday, 10am-1pm                Lefteris Kordis Trio - Beat Brasserie, Harvard Sq, Cambridge, MA       Click here

June 5, 2018 - Tuesday, 8pm.                         Lefteris Kordis Quintet - Beehive, Boston, MA                                        Click here

July 9-13, 2018                                                 Athens International Festival -- Aqua Jazz Festival                               Click here

July 20, 2018                                                    Vamos Jazz Festival                                                                                  Click here

July 27, 2018                                                   with vocalist Jay Clayton - International Corfu Jazz World Festival      Click here

 
 
 
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CONTACT

FOR BOOKING AND PRESS INQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT

KATIE HATTIER

KH MANAGEMENT

info@katiehattier.com - 210.274.4416

 

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