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George Spanos


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 performances with John Zorn, Ikue Mori, Juini Booth, Leo Genovese, Daniel Carter, 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.


Conversation Colors

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2021
Track listing: Spectrum 16:48 Lost Conversation 03:02 3. The Meeting 10:42 Conversation Colors 16:36 Colors of My Alpha Waves 20:09 I'd Rather Look at the Clouds 07:22


Upside Down, Vol. I (Live) Feat. Leo Genovese, Juini Booth & Lawrence Clark

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: 1. Step Down 2. Daydreamer


Article: Album Review

George Spanos: Reflections 2

Read "Reflections 2" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

As the album title implicates, these works composed by New York City-based drummer George Spanos (John Zorn, Ikue Mori, The Downtown Avengers) derive inspiration from past and present events. Then again, many artists use life's experiences for vehicles of expression. His second date as a leader bridges avant-garde jazz with conventional melody-making, along with musicians who ...


Reflections 2

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2017
Track listing: Daydreamer; Light and Soul; Night in the Bronx; Step Down; Oblivion; Orpheus; Unchanged.


Article: Take Five With...

Lola Danza on her Evolver Label and Evolver Fest

Read "Lola Danza on her Evolver Label and Evolver Fest" reviewed by Lola Danza

Event Alert! Wednesday, October 7th, 2015 at 8 pm at the Roulette. Special guests include Matthew Shipp, Fung Chern Hwei, George Spanos' Quartet, Lola Danza “Korean Shaman Rites" and Ben Stapp: Myrrha's Red Book Act II will perform their latest works. About Lola Danza: Exquisite, Unique, Extraordinary, Honest and Passionate are the ...


Article: Album Review

George Spanos: Dreams Beyond

Read "Dreams Beyond" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Drummer George Spanos' exodus from Greece to New York City has resulted in a speedy indoctrination into its fertile nu-jazz scene, performing at The Stone and other popular venues with notables such as electronics wiz Ikue Mori and cellist Erik Friedlander. But Spanos has made the rounds in Europe and Canada, where disparate influences have cultivated ...


Song of the Day

Beyond the Sky

Label: Evolver
Released: 2015
Duration: 5:07


Dreams Beyond

Label: Evolver Records
Released: 2014


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