George Spanos Group, Brian Kastan 2 Trio, Mt Sinai Group

George Spanos Group

Brian Kastan 2 Trio

Mt Sinai Group

Mon · October 15, 2018

6:30 pm


Off Sale

This event is 21 and over

George Spanos Group
George Spanos Group
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 his performances with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Leo Genovese, Daniel Carter, Juini Booth, 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.

"Overall, Spanos' seemingly positive reflections yield a largely memorable outing that synchronously bridges the opaque line between hip, modern jazz and imaginative free-form articulations."
– All About Jazz

“Drummer George Spanos is someone you want to watch on the New York Downtown Scene… Spanos’ drumming is masterful– John Zorn has recruited him as drummer at the Stone on several occasions. We’re excited about what George will do next… The album [Dreams Beyond] is a bold mix of Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane inspired free jazz, John Zorn-esque Downtown NY avant-garde,and a touch of electronic soundscapes.”
– JazzCorner
Brian Kastan 2 Trio
Brian Kastan 2 Trio
Brian Kastan is a guitarist, electric/fretless bass player, and composer. He is best known for his original sounding improvisations and composing style, self-developed hybrid finger picking technique on guitar, and laying down big fat bass grooves and electric bass improvisations. Brian has released 14 albums as a band leader or band member. (Playing bass on 3 of the albums) Brian Kastan has composed soundtracks for TV and Film (Featuring Robert Loggia-Nominated for Academy Award, Martin Kove, (Karate Kid/Rambo), Gilbert Gottfried, Jimmie Walker (Goodtimes), Michael Winslow (Police Academy) Todd Bridges (Different Strokes) Jewels McCullough (Playboy Playmate/Growing Pains, Composed Soundtrack for Blue Lives Matter movie with acclaimed movie director Dylan Bank) Plus, composed soundtrack for T.V. show Hospital Arrest. Played guitar for Nonsuch Record Label, Rhys Cantham's "The Grissom Grail", Recorded Live at Lincoln Center in 2010. Composer Representing Unites States/Focolare Movement/ Shown Via Satellite on 6 Continents (Budapest Blues) 2009. Plus performed and recorded with Grammy winning jazz vocalist, Miles Griffith, (Won grammy with Wynton Marsalis Blood on the Fields) Peter O'Brien, Steve Rust, Karl Latham, Christopher Dean Sullivan, and many more.
Venue Information:
The Map Room at The Bowery Electric
327 Bowery
New York, NY, 10003