NYC based Guitarist and composer George (Giorgos) Nazos from Athens Greece is described in the “Jazz and Jazz” magazine as a “sophisticated and imaginative player and one of the most creative and nonconformist musicians of the local scene”.
He has performed in New York City Jazz clubs such as Blue Note, Jazz Forum, Bar 55 ,Mezzrow Jazz Club, Cornelia Street, Club Bonafide and many others.
His latest Album Heat Song was published April 20th. In March 2017 he published his CD “Liquid Melodies” , a common project with vocalist Tamuz Nissim. The CD received great reviews from the press and was broadcasted in more than a hundred radio stations in the States and more around the world.
After completing his studies in Political Science and History in Panteion University Athens in 2004 he decided to devote himself completely to music and moved to study frst in Switzerland in the Swiss Jazz school of Bern and then To Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam in the Netherlands from where he received a BA jazz performance in guitar 2009. In Holland George performed with his trio at the local Jazz clubs and in summer 2009 he toured with his band all around Greece and performed in Festivals and cultural events such as Mykonos Summer Nights Festival, Naxos Cultural Summer, Neo Petritzi and more. He lived in Athens and was a guitar professor at Nakas Conservatory, a school affiliated with Berkley College of Music.
Entwining winding melodic strands, Nazos teases his notes, producing varying degrees of tautness.
Nazos' latest release of imaginative scores showcases his ability to assemble melodic motifs as well as his
inclination to collaborate with band members to form striking improvisations. His acumen to communicate
his thoughts is expansive and shows a boundless craving.
George Nazos' lacy guitar strings opening Ray of Hope exude an angelic whisper
“As always George Nazos in also on this date and he plays everywhere with melodicism and with
uncommon harmonic ingenuity”
Raul Da Gama, Jazz DA Gama
“originals unfold with their own identity and resonate with imaginative jazz ideas that warrant repeated
Take Effect Reviews
On 'Isn't That Strange Nazos' liquid guitar work is really quite sublime as is his gentle guitar phrasings on
the serene title track.”
“Put her together with guitarist George Nazos and you have a combination that works so amazingly well
through each style that it is stunning.”
Jon Neudorf -Sea Of Tranquility
“The music is both familiar and unique”
Dave Rogers WTJU Radio.
“They are both creatively untethered from conventional wisdom and melodic conventions.” “originals that
are so smart they can bend light.” C.Michael Bailey, All about Jazz.