Named a “Bass Ace” by Bass Player Magazine, Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Now based in NYC, the bassist and composer is curious in his approach, always seeking unique ways to integrate elements from multiple genres, ranging from classical music to pop. Klampanis’ varied musical life journey brings “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing,” as noted by fellow bassist Drew Gress. His second album as a leader, Minor Dispute was selected as one of the best jazz records in 2015 by NPR. His most recent release and Motéma Music debut, Chroma was featured in major international radio and press outlets including FIP, TSF, Jazz Magazine, WBGO, DownBeat and JazzTimes.
“Chroma is an example of how creative jazz thinkers now incorporate string sections into their projects—as unique complexes of colors and textures, arrayed dynamically.”
“With each successive disc PK has developed an increasingly personal voice.”
“A few years after his debut in New York, Petros Klampanis is confirmed as one of the most interesting musicians of his generation.”
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