George Spanos (b. 1979), originally from Greece, is an internationally acclaimed drummer, 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 performances with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Juini Booth, Leo Genovese, Daniel Carter, Lawrence Clark, Marc Ribot, On ka'a Davis, Sylvie Courvoisier, Erik Friedlander, Steve Swell, Miles Griffith, The Downtown Avengers and many other incredible artists. Spanos has appeared in concerts and jazz festivals as a guest in Europe, United States and Canada.
His latest album Dreams Beyond leaves the listener
more— a great line up of musicians from Juini Booth to
Ikue Mori. Spanos' drumming is masterful. As a result,
these fine musicians will take the listeners on a dream-
like musical journey through time, from the sounds of the
past to the sonic landscapes of the future and back.
Review at All About Jazz by Glenn Astarita for the album