Awarded bassist, composer and producer Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Klampanis’ varied musical life journey brings aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing. Klampanis has collaborated with acclaimed artists such as Snarky Puppy, Greg Osby, Jaques Morelenbaum, Shai Maestro, Gilad Hekselman, Ari Hoenig, Jean-Michel Pilc and Antonio Sanchez. In addition to his extensive list of appearances in the US, including the Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and Blue Note in New York, he has performed at the JazzAhead Festival (Bremen), XJazz Festival (Berlin), as well as Megaron Mousikis Athinon and Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre. He has recorded 4 albums as a leader. His 3rd album, Chroma was awarded as the best Live album of 2017 by the Independent Music Awards, and was featured in major international radio and press outlets including WBGO, FIP, TSF, DownBeat and JazzTimes. His album “Minor Dispute” was selected as one of the best jazz records by NPR (National Public Radio USA). Recently his passion for new media, social media and visual arts, led to his latest independent YouTube music video project “Rooftop Stories”, a combination of solo bass and electronic music elements, covering his favorite songs from jazz standards to indie to Greek folk music. His album ‘Irrationalities’ was recently awarded at the 2020 Independent Music Awards in three categories.
Sofia Ribeiro Quartet