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Γιώργοσ Κοντραφούρησ
(Giorgos Kontrafouris)
Giorgos Kontrafouris was born in Αθήνα (Athens)/Greece in 1967. He studied classical piano at the National Conservatory in Αθήνα. At the age of 16, he turned his interest to jazz music and he followed up jazz improvised lessons with Markos Alexiou. He studied also with Jim Beard and Jarmo Savolainen. He holds a Bachelor's degree and a Master's degree in Jazz Performance from Sibelius Academy in Finland.
Giorgos has performed as piano or organ player with many famous and outstanding musicians such as: Mark Johnson, Arild Andersen, Marcus Stockhausen, Louisiana Red, Keith Copeland, Andy Sheppard, Ralph Peterson jr., Bob Brozman, Carla Cook, Alvester Garnett, Stepko Gut, Olivier Gatto, David Liebman, Houston Pearson, Eric Alexander, David Sills, Lou Donaldson, Sam Newsome, Jamie Hadad, Deborah Davies, Benny Golson, Tim Hagans, Bob Shepard, Carmen Lundy, Sheila Jordan, Jukkis Uotila, Wade Mikkola, Takis Paterelis, Stratos Vougas, Dimos Dimitriadis, Lydia Fylipovic, T. Spasov, A. Pacatius.
He has been teaching jazz piano and organ for several years in Ionian University and in Athenaeum Conservatory in Greece and in Sibelius Academy in Finland. He has already given Master Classes in various schools in Greece, Ireland, Indonesia, and Estonia so far.
contact: fouris_67@yahoo.com
homepage: www.kontrafouris.com
myspace www.myspace.com/georgekontrafouris
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Little Daddy's Blues
Chicken Coup CCP7005
recorded June 2006 in Helsinki/Finland
George Kontrafouris, Hammond organ, piano
Manuel Dunkel, tenor sax
Sami Linna, guitar
Jussi Lehtonen, drums
Bongo Bob, percussion
Safe Place
Iakovos Symeonidis
Iakovos Symeonidis, guitar
Dimitris Tsakas, alto sax
George Kontrafouris, organ
Giannis Papadoulis, drums
London 3
AV Jazz Productions AVJ010
George Kontrafouris, organ
Jim Mullen, guitar
Billy Pod, drums
After The Spirit
Leventopoulos Music
Apostolos Leventopoulos, guitar
George Kontrafouris, Hammond organ
Alexandros Ktistakis, drums
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