Ilios Steryannis is a jazz drummer and composer from Toronto, Canada. His new album, "Bethany Project", coming out in January 2018, is one of the most anticipated releases of the year.
The album was recorded in July 2017 at Number 9 Audio Group, with highly acclaimed SOCAN award winning producer and guitarist Eric St-Laurent at the helm. The album features a wide variety of styles, moods and textures, ranging from Coltranesque post bop to charging West African grooves, with some Mediterranean and Afro-Cuban flavours mixed in. Bethany Project will be released internationally on Friday, January 12th, 2018.
Marty's review: this upbeat release from Ilios Steryannis certainly has an immediate "wow" factor from the first opening notes and continuing all the way to the final track. With an eclectic mix of complimenting musical influences this 11 track jazz masterpiece boasts top-notch musicianship, expertly arranged compositions and a production that is tight, balanced and a delight to listen to. The anticipation for this release is certainly justified.
CD Release Tour
Toronto - January 11, 2018. The Burdock
Montreal - February 23, 2018. Resonance Café
Ottawa - February 24, 2018. GigSpace
For more information visit www.iliosjazz.ca
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