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"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” - ★★★★

DOWNBEAT Magazine - Michael Harris



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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, Athens Epidaurus Festival, 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 Joe Lovano, John Patitucci, Danilo Pérez, and Terri Lyne Carrington. 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 and jazz musicians of the 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 and Beat Brasserie 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.


extensive bio here

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

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

July 10, 2018                                                    Athens Epidaurus Festival -- Lefteris Kordis Sextet                               Click here                    

July 11, 2018                                                    Athens Epidaurus Festival -- Marco Pignataro Quartet.                        Click here

July 12, 2018                                                    Athens Epidaurus Festival -- Roni Eytan Quintet                                    Click here

July 18, 2018.                                                   Historical Museum of Heraklion, Crete - Alex Drakos Trio

July 20, 2018                                                    Vamos Jazz Festival  - Alex Drakos Trio                                                                                

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

September 30, 2018, 4pm First Annual Maliotis Greek Music Festival, Brookline MA - Penny Muse Band

October 3, 2018, 7pm Berklee Faculty Concert, David Friend Concert Hall

November 3, 2018, 7-9pm Anatolia College, Boston MA

November 9, 2018, 6:30pm Beehive Boston - Lefteris Kordis Jazz Trio

November 11, 2018 House Concert, Harvard, MA - Lefteris Kordis trio w/ Panayota Haloulakou (voc) & Edmar Colon (sax)

December 1, 2018, 8pm Penny Muse Quintet feat. Lefteris Bournias - Maliotis Greek Cultural Center, Brookline MA

January 9, 2019, 8pm Lefteris Kordis Quartet w/Panayota, John Lockwood and Karen Kocharyan - Beehive Boston

January 18, 2019, 8:30pm. Penny Muse Trio feat. clarinetist Lefteris Bournias - Athans Bakery, Brighton MA

February 20, 2019 Penny Muse Greek Jazz band at Beehive, Boston

April 13, 2019, 7:30pm Penny Muse Band “Crossroads project” feat. dancer Wyoma - Maliotis Greek Cultural Center

June 30, 2019 Lefteris Kordis Group @ London, UK (more info TBA)

July 6, 2019 Penny Muse Band “Crossroads project” - Hellenic Muse Festival, Omireion, Chios, Greece

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