The University at Buffalo Center for the Arts presents Petros Klampanis Group at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale now. This concert will be performed in a club setting with both the band and audience seated on the main stage. Seating will be general admission with tables and beer/wine available.
Bassist Petros Klampanis will perform with a guitarist, pianist, drummer and string quartet.
Described by JazzTimes as a "formidable bassist and composer," Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. He studied classical and jazz music in Athens, Amsterdam and New York. He now is active in the New York jazz scene, where he has performed alongside some of the city's renowned jazz musicians.
Klampanis's collaborations with saxophonist Greg Osby led to the release of his first two acclaimed albums, "Contextual" and "Minor Dispute," on the saxophonist's Inner Circle Music label. Fellow bassist Drew Gress has praised Klampanis's "aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing."
"Minor Dispute" was selected as one of the best Jazz records in 2015 by National Public Radio, while Klampanis's recent album, "Chroma," has received exceptional reviews in international media. On his third album as a leader and Motéma Music debut, Klampanis explored the colors of human character, inspired by world events and personal experience. "Chroma," the Greek word for "color," employs a full spectrum of sonic colors to paint an introspective and emotionally daring artistic statement.