Posted on August 31 2019
Very happy to play next Friday the 6th of September at the wonderful Art Baseof the city of Brussels, Belgium with Alessio Bruno on Double Base and Javi Herrero Cámara on Drums! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
We are going to perform compositions selected from my new album#Retrospection and some special arrangements of Eastern Mediteranean traditional tunes!
Posted on August 9 2019
A few months ago after hundreds of creative hours alone and with my trio, my debut album became a reality🔥🔥🔥! It includes 8 compositions that describe a journey of imigration and it's scenes from my travles between Netherlands and Greece.
Once more i want to thank Alessio Bruno, Richie Struck,... Read more
Posted on July 6 2019
Had a great time performing compositions from my debut album #retrospection a few days ago at Jazzcafé Dizzy , opennining the North Sea Round Town Dizzy's series with the amazing Alessio Bruno on double bass and Richie Struck on drums!! What a pleasure to perform for.....Read more
Yiannis Karygiannis releases his debut album 'Retrospection'.
Refined jazz, based on personal themes, brought sublime with complex rhythms,
sparkling piano playing and a strong emotional charge.
“One of the most talented jazz composers/musicians living and working in Rotterdam”
Hanyo van Oosterom
former creative director of Dizzy Jazz Cafe and and World Port Jazz
Pianist and composer Yiannis Karygiannis grew up in Khalkis, Greece. Currently based in Rotterdam, bringing his background of classical , rock and jazz together with his Mediterranean roots, he is seeking unique ways to intergrade his influences , to deliver a richly layered and narrative contemporary work. Melodically lyrical , sensitive and polyrhythmic, explosive and daring , are words to describe Karygiannis' musical temperament. Karygiannis has played in various projects with local and world famous artists such as Marshall Gilkes, Andy Hunter and Ilja Rheingoud (Codarts Big Band), Freddy Briant and Rubin Hein (PCC Big Band), Ben Van Gelder and Reinier Baas (Metropole Academy Orchestra project "Young Lions", Metropole Orchestra studio) appearing in prestigious venues such as De Doelen and Lantaren Venster.