Sunday 15 March 2020
Following the relevant directive of the Ministry of Health the concert is cancelled.
A virtuosic duo of the European jazz scene, the Koutsonanos & Gayer Duet presents an evening of original compositions, adventurous improvisation and inventive arrangements drawing from traditional to contemporary jazz at the SNFCC Lighthouse.
With important awards and discography, as well as many live performances under their belt, bassist Vasilis Koutsonanos and pianist Matyas Gayer, graduates (Hons.) of KUG Conservatory, Graz, Austria, intertwine their different cultural references and love for improvisational music in the Koutsonanos & Gayer Duet.
Hungarian pianist Matyas Gayer – “a member of the leaders of jazz’s future generation”, according to David Hazeltine – has received a Gramofon Award, the supreme Hungarian award for jazz music; he has also collaborated in recordings with acclaimed artists of the international jazz scene, including Louis Hayes and Peter Washington.
Greg Cohen has characterized Vasilis Koutsonanos’ style as “expressive... jagged... melodic like cats... rhythmically hyper-charged and grounded in sanity and taste.” Vasilis Koutsonanos has participated in concerts of several European jazz groups and is a founding member of “4Seasons”, the jazz quartet with which he performs in major European festivals. He also works as an independent musician with notable Greek and international artists (Brasel, DeRose, Abene, Rafalides, Klampanis, Kontrafouris, Malamas).
Vasilis Koutsonanos, double bass
Matyas Gayer, piano
Sunday 15/03 | 21.00
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