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Haloulakou Panayota

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Panayota Haloulakou sings jazz, Greek, and experimental music. She has collaborated with jazz artists of the likes of Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, and John Lockwood, conductors Peter Seymour and David Blake, theater director Jackie Romeo, painter and dancer Ruth Lieberherr, the Netherlands Philarmonic and Kamerata orchestras, Greek composers Yannis Markopoulos and Notis Mavroudis, among many others and has appeared in major academic venues and concert halls in New England, Missouri, Florida, Vermont, Texas, and Greece. She is the leader of the Panayota Haloulakou Jazz Quartet and the Greek Rebetiko/folk group “Synaulois,” a co-leader of the Greek Music Ensemble, as well as a member of the Orfeas band and the Lefteris Kordis Jazz Octet. Her first album with her jazz septet “Barely Real” (still not released) was recorded in 2006 and features her original experimental music based mainly on American poetry. In August 2011, she released her second record as a leader entitled Standards that features her long-time collaborator, pianist Lefteris Kordis, rendering jazz standards and folk songs from Argentina and Brazil in a unique and creative free-style way. Her latest project “Laconikon” based on selected poems by Odysseus Elytis is planned to be released in the Fall 2013.

Panayota sings in Greek, ancient Greek, English, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, German, and Turkish. She is a Fulbright scholar and holds a Master’s degree in Jazz Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. She maintains a private studio teaching voice, piano, music theory, and ear training and is inspired by the Estill Voice Training System and the Taubman Piano Approach.

Artist’s website: www.panayotamusic.com

Last modified on Monday, 16 December 2013 10:21

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