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The music of Duke Ellington - Billy Strayhorn | Pantelis Benetatos solo piano

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The music of Duke Ellington - Billy Strayhorn | Pantelis Benetatos solo piano on November 21, 2018 at 20:30 at PHILIPPOS NAKAS CONCERT HALL, 41 IPPOKRATOUS STR., 106 80 ATHENS, TEL.: 210 3634000 - free entrance - A tribute to pioneers of jazz music. In a solo piano concert, Professor of the Philippos Nakas Conservatory, Pantelis Benetatos, will be performing well-known and unknown pieces from the unique treasure of the inexhaustible heritage of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.Swing, traditional jazz, spirituals and avant-garde coexist in the wonderful music of the two composers.

Pantelis Benetatos has been playing jazz piano  for the last 15 years now having worked with many notable musicians not only from Greece (George Trantallidis, George Phillipidis, George Fakanas, Vassilis Rakopoulos) but international musicians as well (Ralph Peterson, Bobby Watson, Chuck Berry, Trilok Gurtu, David Lynch, Jimmy Cobb, Miles Griffin, and Tony Remy to name but a few) in festivals and music venues all over Greece. He has recurrently been a member of the following well-known Greek Jazz Bands: George Trantallidis Quintet, Jazz Workshop, Mode Plagal, Takis Barberis Quintet, New Edition and many more. Since 1994 he has been teaching jazz piano at Philippos Nakas’ Conservatory in Athens. He is coming to Tinos Jazz festival to present a solo piano.

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