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Georgios Tsolis Trio

    ” Beautiful and virtuosic modern Jazz and all composition of Georgios Tsolis. It’s a matter of time for this trio, with the Polish Maciej Domaradzki on bass and the American Owen Hart Jr. on drums, to conquer the big festivals.”
    Herman Rosenberg , Algemeen Dagblad

    Georgios Tsolis Trio created by Greek jazz Pianist Georgios Tsolis.

    The Netherlands is the meeting point of American Drummer Owen Hart Jr, Polish Bassist Maciej Domaradzki and Greek Pianist Georgios Tsolis. They became acquainted musically in 2004 and worked with each other from 2008. Since October 2012, they’ve worked intensively together for the creation of this new project.

    Their main repertoire consists of original compositions by Georgios. The music and the interpretations of the trio reflect the ideas and musical influences of Georgios as well as the other two members of the trio. As a “Modern Jazz” trio the sound and the “color” of the Compositions are rooted in the jazz idiom but with the sound of nowadays jazz. Complex but very listenable arrangements of well-known jazz standards have been added to the repertoire of the trio and presented with Owen, Maciej and Georgios’s point of view of.

    The personal influences of these 3 musicians, their experience and ideas, are coming together in this trio with the aim of a distinctive modern jazz sound. The unique musicality and creativity of Drummer Owen Hart Jr, the excellent technical and musical skills of bassist Maciej Domaradzki fit the music of Georgios in the best way and give the feeling of a real band.

     
    Bios

    Georgios Tsolis is a Greek jazz pianist who lives and works for the last 10 years in The Hague, the Netherlands. He was born and raised in Argostoli in the Island of Kefalonia (West Greece). He studied jazz piano at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and holds a bachelor and master diploma in jazz piano performance from this institute He is an active member in both the Dutch and the Greek jazz scene and since 2005 he performs regulary within Netherlands and Greece. Some of the festivals he has performed mainly as leader with his trio: GREECE: 2007: Festival Kalomiri, 2008: Samos Jazz festival, Papaioannou festival, 2011: Kalamata Jazz Festival, 2012 Agrinio Jazz festival, Tinos jazz festival. Netherlands: 2010 North Sea Jazz Festival (as a side man), 2013 Cutting Edge jazz Festival, 2013 “jazz on5’’ Jazz festival. For his participation, he received reviews from reputable magazines and newspapers both in Greece and the Netherlands. The last 10 years he had the good fortune to meet, work and attend master classes by musicians such as: Barry Harris, David Liebman, Brandfrod Marsalis, heijn van der geyn, John ruoco etc. His interest and love for jazz music is the guide for his musical choices and cooperations. He is interested in composing his own music such as music for piano, jazz trio as well as orchestral music. In 2011 his debut album “on the Way “was released in Netherlands. In 2012 he composed his first orchestral work “Odyssey “for string orchestra & big band which he performed and recorded live in the Regentes Theatre in The Hague in June 2012.
     

    Maciej Domaradzki ( 1973, Poland ) double bass. In the age of 12 begins with his music education as classical trompet player and later as double bassist. Follows his studies of the double bass at the Musik Hochschule in Graz ( Austria ) with Wayne Darling and Ewald Zimmermann and from 1996 to 2002 at the Rotterdams Conservatorium with Marius Beets, Stefan Lievestro and Hans Krul. Tours, radio, tv and studio recordings in Austria, Germany, Hungary, USA, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkye, Greece. Played with Gruppe Horsturz, Mark Murphy, Eric Vloeimans, Steve Altenberg, Martin Drew, Lee Harper, John Engels, Asaf Sirkis, Kruno Laevaecic, Thorsten Grau, Hub Hildenbrand, Max Vax, Ray Smith, Ed Verhoef, Ken Ard, Alberto Marsico, Mark Gratama, Kazimierz Jonkisz, Rotterdams Fabrikaat big Band, Antilogos, Ratko Divjak, Matja Dedic, Emil Spanyi, Fernando Correa… Sinds 2002 member of Het Zeeuws Orkest ( symphony orchestra ). Currently living in Rotterdam and active in the Dutch music scene.

     
    Owen Hart, Jr. Owen Hart, Jr. was born in Jacksonville, FL. In September of 2001, he began teaching in Holland at the Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen. As a professor in the jazz drum department, Owen designed the 4 year cirriculumn for the “First Phase” jazz drums course. Owen has also given workshops and masterclasses in other Conservatoriums in Turkey, Azerbaijan, Portugal, Italy and Holland. While residing in the Netherlands, Owen balanced his busy teaching schedule at ‘Prins Claus’ with a much busier tour and recording schedule with artist such as; Timucin Sahin, Ramon Valle, Michael Moore, Ernst Reijseger, Ernst Glerum and Juraji Stanik. Also including US based artist in affiliation with the conservatorium; Craig Handy, Don Braden, Seamus Blake, David Berkman, Conrad Herwig, Dena DeRose, Ralph Peterson, Brian Lynch and many others. Owen continues to break new ground in his on going development as an artist. While residing in Bologna, Italy from the Fall of 2006 until the winter of 2007, he collaborated with some of the finest musicians on the scene. In addition to some of his prior collaborations, he is currently working with Steve Grossman’s “Two Tenor” Quintet and the Piero Odorici Quintet, both of whom are among the top jazz artist in Italy. With a variety of musical influences which include; traditional and contemporary gospel, soul, rock, fusion, Caribbean, Brazilian, Cuban and hip‐hop, Owen has developed a unique style. His many influences allow him to access just the right tembre, touch and attitude to compliment a vast array of musical situations.You can hear this for your self upon a listen to “Osiris”, from Saxophonist, Michael Moore or the much different displays of musical diversity on Guitarist, Timucin Sahin’s, “Window for My Breath”. Keep watching for the latest developments of this rising musician.

     

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