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Glafkos Kontemeniotis

Glafkos Kontemeniotis was born on the island of Cyprus in 1969. He showed musical interest at an early age and began studying classical piano at the age of 9. He came to New York in 1988 and studied classical piano with Paul Sheftel and jazz piano privately with Lee Evans ,and later with Harold Danko at the Manhattan School Of Music. He received his MA in composition in 1998 from Hunter College. During his MA Studies he studied jazz piano with Mike Longo and composition with Anthony Branker. He has been working professionally as a musician since he first came to new York in 1988 and has been performing extensively within the greek and jazz communities

Yugen

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2019
Track listing: Never Enough; Dingane; Catharsis; A Monk Met A Goat; Barge Captain Gets The Blues; Yugen; Flisvos; A Monk Met A Cow; Exhibit A; Improvisation; Hope.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Glafkos Kontemeniotis: Yugen

Read "Yugen" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The second album by Cypriot pianist and composer Glafkos Kontemeniotis, a native of New York City since 1988, presents eleven original compositions. This project is his tribute to the existence of beauty in the world, if one knows how to find it. Joining him on this journey are some of New York's elite players including saxophonist ...


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