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Nikos Chatzitsakos

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Born in Athens, Greece, bassist, arranger, and composer Nikos Chatzitsakos is an award-winning musician as a member of Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band and leader of the Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band & Quartet. Influenced by Black American music of the 1940s-60s, he attempts to find new ways to honor the era and perform it and connect it to other idioms. Nikos is a graduate of Berklee College Of Music in Boston, where he studied performance and jazz composition with a full-tuition scholarship. He continued his graduate studies at the Berklee Global Jazz Institute on a full-tuition scholarship

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Tiny Big Band!

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: In The Land Of Oo-Bla-Dee; Taking A Chance On Love; Somewhere; Tangerine; I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face; You Stepped Out Of A Dream; Willow Weep For Me; Good Morning Heartache; Brandon Lin; Lined With A Groove; Social Call.

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Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Track listing: 1. IN THE LAND OF OO-BLA-DEE – MARY LOU WILLIAMS & M. ORENT 4:26 SOLOS: ROBERT MAC VEGA-DOWDA, ART BADEN 2. TAKING A CHANCE ON LOVE – V. DUKE, J. LATOUCHE & T. FETTER 4:46 SOLOS: GABRIEL NERKTUTMAN, VID JAMNIK 3. SOMEWHERE – L. BERNSTEIN & S. SONDHEIM 3:43 SOLOS: ERIC NAKANISHI 4. TANGERINE – V. SCHERTZINGER & J. MERCER 5:27 SOLOS: NIKOS CHATZITSAKOS, ERIC NAKANISHI, GIANMARCO FERRI 5. I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE – A. LERNER & F. LOEWE 3:52 SOLOS: BRANDON LIN 6. YOU STEPPED OUT OF A DREAM – G. KAHN & H. BROWN 3:52 SOLOS: WILL MALLARD, KAROL ZABKA, ART BADEN 7. WILLOW WEEP FOR ME – ANN RONELL 4:38 SOLOS: WILL MALLARD, KAROL ZABKA 8. GOOD MORNING HEARTACHE – FISHER, DRAKE & HIGGINBOTHAM 4:43 SOLOS: BRANDON LIN 9. TENDERLY – WALTER GROSS & JACK LAWRENCE 4:02 SOLOS: ROBERT MAC VEGA-DOWDA, ART BADEN 10.LINED WITH A GROOVE – R. BROWN 4:16 SOLOS: VID JAMNIK, ERIC NAKANISHI, MARCO BIRRO, NIKOS CHATZITSAKOS 11. SOCIAL CALL – GIGI GRYCE 5:08 SOLOS: MARCO BIRRO, GIANMARCO FERRI

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Social Call

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Label: Self Produced
Released: 2022
Duration: 5:08

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Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band - Release Date May 13th! Performing April 24th At The Lilypad - Boston!

Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band - Release Date May 13th! Performing April 24th At The Lilypad - Boston!

“Nikos Chatzitsakos Tiny Big Band” was formed in 2018. In this project, Nikos arranges jazz standards for a unique instrumentation of six horns and a piano trio, plus some guest appearances on vocals, guitar, and vibraphone. Although this instrumentation is rarely seen in our days, it was common in the heyday of swing music, before the ...


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