current projects

Hot Organic Trio

a classic hammond trio, performing jazz, soul, funk & blues standards and themes from the huge tank of the 50's, 60's and 70's era, combined with original compositions

ioannis monos - hammond organ, harmonica, vocals
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
vassilis pousaios - drums

GrooveSquad

groovesquad is a band we formed in early 2014, to experiment with groove development and original material. also playing lots of covers from most groove-related music genres at our gigs, but this band focuses on original compositions

apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
michalis katsaros - keys
vaggelis kotsampasis - drums

Yiannis Kassetas & the Funk Wizards

a band led by yiannis kassetas, presenting his original material, merging jazz, funk and ethnic music

yiannis kassetas - saxes
kostis xristodoulou - keys
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
manos loutas - bass
vassilis podaras - drums

Giorgos Magklaras trio

a project focusing on original compositions and arrangements by giorgos magklaras, blending eastern and ethnic influences with jazz sensitivities

giorgos magklaras - violin
themis nikoloudis - violin
apostolos leventopoulos - acoustic & classical guitar

older projects

Liquid Streets

an instrumental quartet which plays an eclectic variety of vintage soul, r'n'b, funk, afro beat, rock, motown and blues with a modern aesthetic

george dafnos - guitar
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
manos anagnostopoulos - bass
tolis goulas - drums

the Jeff Buckley project

led by vocalist sofia noiti, this project presents the music of jeff buckley

sofia noiti - vocals
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
kleon antoniou - guitar
nikos hatzopoulos - bass
ilias doumanis - drums

Acoustic Movement

this project is led by thanos daskalopoulos and apostolos leventopoulos, and is combining the sound of an acoustic jazz trio with body percussion and tap dancing

thanos daskalopoulos - body percussion, tap dancing
leonidas sarantopoulos - flute
apostolos leventopoulos - acoustic guitar
periklis trivolis - upright bass

the Wayne Shorter project

this project presents the music of wayne shorter, this idiosyncratic composer and improviser, as seen through his most classic albums. core group is a guitar trio, performing the music with a minimal, open sound, but often the band is augmented by a horn player

apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
periklis trivolis - upright bass
seraphim mpellos - drums

the Stephane Grappelli project

led by violinist maria manousaki, this project presents music from the stephane grappelli songbook, and a choice of other jazz standards made popular by the great stephane grappelli

maria manousaki - violin
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
kostas kostantinou - upright bass
seraphim mpellos - drums

Swingin Strings

an acoustic trio, playing gypsy jazz, in the tradition of hot club of france, django reinhardt, stephane grappelli, the rosenbergs etc.

maria manousaki - violin
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
kostas kostantinou - upright bass

Maracatu

a band led by vocalist eleni valenti, performing brazilian and brazilian jazz music

eleni valenti - vocals
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
haris haralabous - electric bass
sotiris ntouvas - drums

Desafinados

this band, led by vocalist miranda verouli presents music from the songbooks of classic brazilian vocalists and composers

miranda verouli - vocals
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
manos anagnostopoulos - electric bass
christos asonitis - drums

Prime Time Trio

a jazz trio with thanos daskalopoulos performing tap dance and body percussion

thanos daskalopoulos - tap dance, body percussion, vocals
apostolos leventopoulos - guitar
periklis trivolis - upright bass