European tour with Snarky Puppy!

I am so thrilled to be part of the upcoming Snarky Puppy European tour in July!!
Here are the dates:

6/28 – Samois Festival, France
6/29 – paris Festival, France
7/4 – Oloron-Saint-Marie, France espace-Jeliote
7/5 – Love Supreme Festival, UK
7/6 – VI Jazz festival, Barcelona, Spain
7/9 – Nice Jazz Festival, Family Dinner show, Nice, France
7/10 – Le Manege Grand-place, Mons, Belgium
7/11 – Estival Jazz Lugano, Lugano, Switzerland. Family Dinner show
7/12 – North sea Jazz Festival, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Family Dinner show
7/14 – Umbria Jazz Festival, Umbria, Italy
7/15 – Frankfurt, Germany – info T.B.A.
7/16 – Jazz Open Stuttgart, Germany
7/17 – Norway – info T.B.A.
7/18 – Pori Jazz Festival, Pori, Finland
7/19 – St. Petersburg, Russia – info T.B.A.
7/21 – Karlsruhe, Tollhaus Kulturzentrum e.V.
7/23 – 49 Heineken Jazzlandia, San Sebastián, Spain
7/25 – Womad Festival, UK

I will be posting pics and videos on my facebook page!

BANDA MAGDA album has been released!!

(Album cover)

(Album cover)

So happy and excited to announce that after 3 years of intense work Banda Magda Album “Amour, T’es Là?” is finnaly here and it is available on Itunes, Amazon and CD Baby in Latin-america and the US!
The album came out REALLY nice. It features a long list of musicians from all over the world, including the core members of Banda Magda (Mika Mimura on vibes, Ignacio Hernandez on guitar, Petros Klampanis on double bass, Keita Ogawa and myself on Percussion) plus most Snarky Puppy members and many other top musicians from NYC. I have played all kinds of Percussion, Drumset, Kalimbas and even sang on it :)
All the compositions are by the great Magda Giannikou, who has also done an amazing production job next to Michael League (Snarky Puppy band-leader), and all independently. So it is worth checking it out!

Preview and/or buy it here:

And the video clip of “Amour Te’s La”

Banda Magda CD Release party at Joe´s Pub

After 3 years in which we have flown to Greece twice to record and tour, we have played in almost every place possible in NYC from restaurants to the Carnagie Hall and Webster hall, I am very excited to say that we are finally releasing our first CD with Banda Magda!!! Join us tomorrow night at Joe´s pub! It will be a special night for sure with lots of great musicians on stage!!!

Banda Magda at Joe's Pub

On tour in Cleveland for Masterclasses and Concerts with Banda Magda!

After a successful and fun show at Drom NYC on the 3rd of December with a killing horn section and guitarrist Gilad Hekselman as guests, Banda Magda will have the first mini-tour. From the 6th till the 10th of December we are invited by Oberlin University and Cleveland institute of Music to do a series of Masterclasses and Concerts. Here is the schedule:

12/7 – Concert at Cat in the Cream, Oberlin College Lanes 180 W. Lorain Street , Oberlin, OH 44074
12/8 – Masterclass at Oberlin College at noon
– Concert at Nighttown – 12387 Cedar Ave, Cleveland Heights, OH 44106
12/9 – Masterclass at Cleveland Institute of Music at 2pm
– Concert at Severance Hall – 11001 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106