Lefteris Christofis

Lefteris Christofis 2017 1Lefteris Christofis is our first Greek Artist/Endorser. He came to our attention via Pat Martino, and is clearly a top (and still rising) player and educator in Europe. Lefteris spent nearly a decade in London, and has worked/recorded with jazz greats Paul Wertico, Jeff Berlin, Chico Freeman and Dominique Dipiazza. Since 2011, he is the Artistic Director of the Music Center Athens in Greece.

Lefteris plays a Benedetto Bravo Deluxe 40th Anniversary model.

His latest work, just released December 2016, in “ManTis.” Preview below.

You can buy the full album at CD Baby Music Store.

“ManTis” voyages through the musical landscapes of modern jazz, fusion, progressive rock, latin reshapes them with the modern minimalistic approach and presents them with a unique organic sound.

The polymorphic guitar sound floats above the dreamy melodies of the vibraphone, the earthshaking notes of the bass and the essential rhythmical style of the drums.
The album features Lefteris Christofis on guitars, Chico Freeman on saxophone, Dominique Di Piazza on bass, Jacques Marugg on vibraphone and Nikos Touliatos on drums.

In May 2013, Lefteris performs with Howard Paul in Greece, as part of the Benedetto Jazz Guitar Workshops. (Athens 5/22/13; “The Party Jazz Bar” and Argos, 5/23/13 “Fougaro”).

View additional YouTube recording of Lefteris.

Visit his website.

Photos by George Krik.

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Lefteris Christofis 2017Lefteris Christofis with Benedetto Bravo jazz guitar