Pianist, composer, and Inner Circle Music recording artist Lefteris Kordis was born in Athens, Greece. Since age four, he has studied, performed, and composed based on a spectrum of genres including Jazz, Classical, Modernist/Avant-Garde, Greek Folk, Byzantine chant, Argentinean Tangos, and Turkish/Arabic. His musical experiences include stints with Steve Lacy, Sheila Jordan, Joe Lovano, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, as well as Greek composers Mikis Theodorakis and Dionysis Savvopoulos, Greek pop singers Fivos Delivorias, Aggelos Dionysiou, and Lefteris Pantazis, Greek folk clarinet players Vasilis Saleas and Panayotis Haliyannis, kemence player Michalis Kaliontzidis, Japanese shō player Ko Ishikawa, dancer Li Chiao Ping, textile design artist Sonya Clark, and numerous theater directors, actors and poets. Lefteris has premiered compositions by Yusef Lateef, John Mallia, Gene Coleman, Johannes Berauer, Greg Bullen, Ayn Inserto, and James Grant. These works involve free and structured improvisation, prepared piano, and pre-recorded and live electronics. From 1997 to 2002, Lefteris served as a pianist and transcriber/arranger for the Greek-based “Mi bemol Quintet” performing exclusively the music of Astor Piazzolla. He has also worked as a transcriber/arranger for the Dutch “Metropole Orchestra.”...
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