VANGELIS KATSOULIS GROUP
Andreas Polyzogopoulos Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Bendik Hofseth Soprano and Tenor Saxophone
Takis Farazis Piano
Arild Andersen Bass
Paul Wertico Drums
Tanya Nikoloudi Vocals
Vangelis Katsoulis Keyboards, Percussion
Alex Drakos Drums
Vangelis Katsoulis Group was founded in 1996. Vangelis Katsoulis is the composer, arranger and leader of the group. His compositions are based on the exceptional abilities of these musicians and their idiosyncratic playing. His music bears the traits of his past experiences – classical and contemporary music, minimalism, electronic music, soundtrack writing and of course, jazz. The special character of this music is the result of mixing all these styles and elements and at the same time aiming at clarity, simplicity and emotional directness.
Vangelis Katsoulis Group has recorded four albums: Through The Dark, Silent Voyage, An Unbearably Short Glance, The Exile of Dreams (released by Blue Note)and played numerous concerts.