Event Speaker: Spyros Manessis (GR)
I am a jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator from Greece. I practice and teach jazz piano and improvisation. I have been active as a professional jazz musician for over fifteen years, collaborating with numerous national and international musicians of the highest level in Greece but also other European countries. My latest active projects with which I regularly record and perform are my trio “Spiral Trio”, “Christine Corvisier/Spyros Manesis Duo” and “TFATFY”. The last 8 years I am based in Athens where I teach at Athenaeum Conservatory and Musical Praxis Conservatory. I have also served as guest teacher at the Department of Music at Ionio University in Corfu. On November 2018 I had the pleasure to direct an improvisation workshop commissioned by the Greek National Opera.