Dimitri Vassilakis jazz performance !06072018
by Avgi Pappa
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The first Greek musician in an international career in jazz. He has recorded 5 albums for the historical company of Jazz Candid Records.
Τhe first album "Secret Path" praised by Greek and international press with excellent reference to the Jazz encyclopedia Penguin.
The album "Daedalus Project-Labyrinth" was voted 2nd Jazz Album of the Year for the BBC in 2002 and has since been studied in American universities. It was presented among other things in Birdland and at Yale University.
The album "Parallel Lines" with Essiet Essiet and Jeff "Tain" Watts received a great deal of critical acceptance from forms such as the Jazz Times and is dedicated to the great tenor saxophonist of jazz Sonny Rollins. It was presented among others at the Smithsonianfestival in Washington D.C. at the Museum of Natural History at the European and American tour and the Lycabettus Theatre.
The last album titled "Across The Universe"-which is his debut and as a singer-had the greatest success and as a result 2 years tour. Among other things, it was presented to Ronnie Scott ' s for the London Jazz Festival 2012, at Lincoln Center @ Dizzy ' s Club in 2013 and won excellent reviews and tributes from Downbeat magazine and Jazz Times
He has recorded and played with leading jazz such as: David Liebman, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Abdullah Ibrahim, Ralph Peterson, Marc Johnson, Essiet essiet, Dave Kikoski, Dan Wall, Benito Gonzalez, Ron affif, Andy Sheppard, Theodosiispassov, Milcho Leviev, Adam Nussbaum, Jack Walrath, Jamie Cullum, Deborah Davis, Juliet Kelly, Mina Agossi.