Groove – Episode #59: Petros Klampanis
Petros Klampanis is a modern-day bass virtuoso… and I don’t say that lightly. Bass Player Magazine called him a “bass ace.” Petros grew up in Greece, surrounded by a mixture of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Now based in both Greece and New York City, he is constantly looking for ways to mix genres – from classical music and jazz to pop.
Petros is a very melodic bass player with incredible intonation. He’s played with world-renowned artists like Snarky Puppy, Greg Osby, Shai Maestro, Antonio Sanchez and many more. He recently released his fourth album, Irrationalities, (which is his second crowdfunded disc).
Petros is also passionate about new media, which led to his independent YouTube music video project, Rooftop Stories – a combination of solo bass and electronic music elements, covering his favorite songs from jazz standards to indie to Greek folk music. If you have yet to check out Petros’ bass skills, just listen to his music or look for him in a city near you (he’s constantly performing live).
Enjoy the conversation…