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Lakis Tzimkas "Green" from "Different faces"





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Uploaded on Feb 6, 2012

"Green" is the 13th piece of Lakis Tzimkas's personal album, "Different faces".
Lakis Tzimkas was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. First study on electric bass at Jazz Conservatory in Thessaloniki. In 1994 further studies at American Institute of Music in Vienna, with Angus Thomas, Jonas Hellborg, Wayne Brasel, lead to achieving a Professional diploma. In 1995 studies on jazz contrabass at Art University of Graz, Austria, with Wayne Darling, Ewald Oberleitner and Mark Dresser. In 1996 he had his first solo-bass concert. In June 2000 he finishes the studies and achieves a Master degree.

He played and toured with the Big Band and the Symphony Orchestra of Graz University, in Austria, Slovenia, Poland and Slovakia. He worked with musicians such as Wayne Brasel, Mordy Ferber, Mark Murphy, Fritz Pauer, Angus Thomas, Danny Hayes, Henry Robinett, Alan Jones, Sheila Jordan, Jon Hendricks, James Carter, Karl Ratzer and others.

Since July 2000, he lives in Thessaloniki, Greece, and he plays in many different bands with numerous styles varying from be-bop to funk, contemporary music.

Namely, he plays with Sakis Papadimitriou and Georgia Syllaiou, Vicky Almasidou, Dimitrios Vassilakis, Antonis Ladopoulos quartet, Tilemachos Moussas band and Makis Stefanidis trio and formed or co - initiated the Lakis Tzimkas & Oleg Chaly quartet, Trio Balkano, with Pantelis Stoikos (trumpet) and Alekos Papadopoulos (drums), Apopsis trio, Bass to Bass, a contrabass duo with Nektarios Karantzis, Categoria X, a funk project, and Free Call, an electronic free jazz project. In addition, he conducted and played with the "Magic Road Big Band", in October 2002, with Milcho Leviev and Vicky Almasidou as special guest performers.

The last four years he worked with Sheila Jordan - at Half Note Jazz Club, in Athens, January 2003, and on tour in Greece, March 2004 - Andy Sheppard, Rex Richardson, Milcho Leviev, Chicko Freeman, Christos Rafalides, Jeff Boudreaux, Sanni Orasmaa, Ed Neumeister, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, James Carter, Uli Rennert, Clyde Stubblefield, Joris Dudli, Jon Hendricks, Rick Margitza, Adam Nussbaum, Richie Morales, Airto Moreira, Glen Ferris, Chuck Manning and Venchi Blagoev.

He played in jazz clubs and festivals like Porgy and Bess, in Vienna, Orpheum, in Graz, Rabbat jazz festival, in Morocco, Warsaw summer jazz days, in Poland, Santorini jazz festival and Sani jazz festival, Thessaloniki Olympic city jazz festival and Athens Olympic city jazz festival, in Greece, Euro jazz festival in Mexico and many others in Greece and Europe.


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