Meet our musicianS

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Eirini Tornesaki (aka Erini), from Crete, Greece is a vocalist of jazz and Greek traditional music, who blurs the lines between genres and explores intercultural dialogue through music. Erini is an alumni of the Master’s Program of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute, she toured with Cirque Du Soleil for 3 years and participated in their Emmy Award winning VR short film “Kurios inside the Box”. She has collaborated with Bary Manilow, Luciana Souza, Christos Zotos, Mario Frangoulis and has appeared at Carnegie Hall, NY, amongst other prestigious venues around the world.

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Demetris Hantzis is a singer from Trikala, Greece, serving an impressive range of traditional music from all over Greece for more than 12 years. In early 2000, he graduated from the acclaimed Department of Folk and Traditional Music (Arta, Greece) and has since participated in numerous concerts with traditional dance and music ensembles all over Greece and abroad, including the up-and-coming group Provadouroi.

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Vasilis Kostas is an acclaimed laouto player from Epirus, Greece who has been featured at Carnegie Hall, Montreal Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and WOMEX. He is a graduate of the Masters Program of the Berklee Global Jazz Institute and has shared the stage with Simon Shaheen, Antonio Serrano and Tigran Hamasyan. His groundbreaking performances on the laouto aim to open new horizons for the instrument in both the Greek traditional and jazz worlds. This is featured in his latest collaboration with Grammy Award winning pianist Danilo Perez’s “Global Messengers’ group and his upcoming duo album recording with master clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias.