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The Next Step Quintet was created in the fall of 2011 by five young and talented musicians with an average age of 25 years. In Spring 2013 they signed their first album and got great  reviews. Jazzonline has met them for an exclusive interview.


George Trantalidis is the living history of the Greek jazz : one of the major figures of the Greek jazz scene. He started his career playing with the rock group Socrates. In 1978, he records the first Greek Jazz music record with the “Sphinx”. He was the first to merge Greek traditional music with Jazz  in his records. Jazzonline has met him to discuss about his impressions of music, and jazz.


George Kontrafouris   jazz pianist & organist with an international career and probably the leading and most restless figure of his generation on the Greek jazz scene, Professor at the   jazz department of the Ionian University, and the Artistic Director of Tinos Jazz Festival presents the fifth edition of Tinos Jazz and discusses his impressions of life, music, and jazz education.

Jazzonline presents this exclusive interview  of Jonathan Kreisberg, one of the most important guitarists who have emerged during the last years in the Jazz scene. With an intense personal sound and style, Jonathan Kreisberg and his band accomplish to incorporate the audience into a world full of forward musical improvisations, with amazing artistry and originality. He has cooperated with foremost musicians of Jazz scene like Lee Konitz, Joe Locke, Dr Lonnie Smith, while himself as leader in various bands performed along with Bill Stewart, Larry Grenadier, and Scott Wendholt.

Spyros Manesis, known in Greece from his work with various jazz projects, presents now his new project for solo piano inspired by Lena Platonos's music. In this project, Spyros fashions a special interpretation of this important composer/songwriter's music, and creates bridges between her original recordings and his own musical world, in which the classical/romantic tradition exists together with the jazz idiom

 
Jazzonline presents this exclusive interview  of Arild Andersen, one of Europe’s leading bass player for more than 30 years. He has recorded over a dozen albums for ECM Records as band leader and appeared on many others as side man.  

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