Panos Birbas and Sofia Filonos in an acoustic appearance with electrifying sound present their own original material and folk and americana cover songs that they love so much.
Kostas Giaxoglou, Piano, hammond
Kostas Giaxoglou was born and raised in Sparta, Greece. He started playing greek folk music for house parties and gatherings. He got into jazz music when he started studying at Athens University in 1998. He studied with Sylvios Syrros and George Kontrafouris in Athenaeum music school. He played professionally with greek soul funk big band called “Savra ton Vassilikon Dromon” and greek latin band Apurimac. He moved to Amsterdam where he studied until 2008 in the Conservatorium of Amsterdam surrounded by exquisite musicians and abled teachers where he got his Bachelor in Μusic in Jazz Piano Performance. Projects in Amsterdam included the multi–ethnic Salsa–Jazz Band “Los Borrachos Del Barrio”, latin jazz Quartet “Influenca Comun”, and vocal quartet with Zosja El Rhazi amongst others. In September 2008 he moves to Athens. Since September 2009 he is a piano teacher in the State Music School of Kalamata and teaches modern and jazz piano. He has been involved with groups: Poly Quartet, band led by trumpet player–composer Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Vassilios Stefanpoulos double bass, Sotiris Ntouvas drums, Pocket Band with Aggeliki Marinou (vocals) and Yannis Papanastassiou (saxophone), Makis Mpoukalis (accoustic bass) and Thanos Hadjiantoniou (drums), Synergy Trio with Eleni Valenti (vocals), Marios Valinakis (saxophone) Miyagi’s Dream with Dimitris Tasenas and Konstantinos Kokkinos, Freak Brothers Band, a 10 piece Funk, Soul, Jazz cover band from Kalamata led by the Koutivas Brothers, Vassilis and Antonis.
[Biography updated on: 24/9/2012]
Panos Birbas, Guitar, vocals