Geo Progulakis, pianist & composer


Eclectic musician and composer, Geo Progulakis is a Chilean born jazz pianist, grew up in Italy, now based in New York.  He has presented his work in Europe, in the U.S,  and South America, and has received numerous awards including  Best Soloist prize at the Mediterranean jazz festival 2009, and the 2010 Chicco Bettinardi’s  Audience award for his original compositions.

In  2014 he released his debut album Good Start, presenting all original compositions. The trio album, have been presented across New York City in venues such as ShapeShifter Lab, Whynot Jazz Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Garage, The Delancey,  and others.

He studied jazz at the conservatory of Parma with Roberto Bonati, Alberto Tacchini and Carlo Morena.

In 2013 he completed his studies at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in New York, where he had the opportunity to learn from modern thinkers and artists like   Kevin Hays and  Aaron Goldberg, Kirk Nurock, David Glasser, Jane Ira Bloom, Leeann Ledgerwood, and  Vic Juris among others.

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BIOGRAFIA
Musicista eclettico, pianista jazz e compositore residente a New York dal 2011. Vincitore  del premio miglior solista al Mediterraneo jazz  2009, borsa di studi Siena Jazz 2010. Geo Progulakis vince il premio del pubblico al concorso Chicco Bettinardi 2010 insieme al Bla Bla  quartet presentando brani di sua composizione.

Nel 2014 esce il suo primo disco Good Start, dove presenta tutte composizioni originali. L’album in trio, recensito dalla rivista Americana All About Jazz, ha esibito il proprio lavoro in diversi locali a  New York come,  ShapeShifter Lab, Whynot Jazz Room, Rockwood Music Hall, The Garage, The Delancey, e molti altri.

Ha studiato jazz e pianoforte al conservatorio di Parma sotto la guida di Roberto Bonati, Alberto Tacchini, e Carlo Morena. Nel 2013 ottiene la laurea presso la The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music a New York, dove  perfeziona il linguaggio della musica improvvisata  artisti del calibro di  Kevin Hays, Aaron Goldberg, Kirk Nurock, David Glasser, Jane Ira Bloom, Leeann Ledgerwood e Vic Juris ed altri

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