Petros Klampanis is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #59 – Petros Klampanis.
Who is Petros Klampanis?
He is a modern day bass virtuoso… and I don’t say that lightly. Bass Player Magazine called him a “bass ace.” Petros Klampanis grew up in Greece, surrounded by the mixture of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music. Now based in both Greece and New York City, he is constantly looking for ways to mix genres – from classical music and jazz to pop. Petros is a very melodic bass player with incredible intonation. He’s played with world renowned artists like Snarky Puppy, Greg Osby, Shai Maestro, Antonio Sanchez and many more. He recently released his fourth album, Irrationalities (which is his second crowdfunded disc). Petros is also passionate about new media, which led to his independent YouTube music video project, Rooftop Stories – a combination of solo bass and electronic music elements, covering his favorite songs from jazz standards to indie to greek folk music. If you have yet to check out Petros’ bass skills, just listen to his music or look for him in a city near you (he’s constantly performing live). Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.