George Spanos Trio for CMC International Jazz Fest 2019
George Spanos (b. 1979), originally from Greece, is an internationally acclaimed drummer and composer who is based in New York. He started taking piano lessons at the age of eight, continuing at the age of fourteen with his studies of modern drums and percussion. Spanos' recent highlights include his performances with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Leo Genovese, Daniel Carter, Juini Booth, Lawrence Clark, On ka'a Davis, Sylvie Courvoisier, Erik Friedlander, Steve Swell, Miles Griffith, The Downtown Avengers, Unanimity Quintet and many other incredible artists.
Juini Booth performs with the George Spanos Trio, featuring drummer/Bandleader Spanos and pianist Leo Genovese.
Arthur Juini Booth, legendary bassist/composer, lives and works in New York City, and has been Playing professionally since 16. Firmly rooted in the forefront of the American jazz tradition, which he has helped to shape, Booth , has performed and toured for over 30 years with jazz musicians from Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers to Tony Williams Lifetime to Coleman Hawkins to Albert Ayler to Chuck Mangione to Sun Ra to McCoy Tyner.
Juini tours extensively in Western and Eastern Europe, performing solo bass concerts in the U.S., Canada and Japan. Some career highlights have been a concert with Randy Weston at the Tangiers Jazz Festival, Morocco; and with Sun Ra Arkestra in Tiblisi,Georgia (USSR) a film of painter Larry Rivers entitled "Round Trip."
He received the Mingus-Zimmerman Award sponsored by ISB (International Society of Bassists) for Most Imaginative Performance in the Free Choice Category Music Curator at Hallwalls in Buffalo New York (1981-82) and at NAC Niagara Arts Council in St. Catherine's, Ontario (1991). His compositional work has been supported by an NEA composers' grant, CAPS, and Meet the Composer.
Recording credits include: Shelley Mann, McCoy Tyner (3 albums), Freddie Hubbard, Elvin Jones, Sun Ra, Hamiet Bluiett, and many other artists.
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