Gilad Hekselman guitar
Bodek Janke drums
Petros Klampanis bass
Described by JazzTimes as a “formidable bassist and composer,” Petros Klampanis grew up on the Greek island of Zakynthos, surrounded by the confluence of Mediterranean and Balkan folk music.
Klampanis has performed alongside some of the renowned jazz musicians, including saxophonist Greg Osby, pianist Jean-Michel Pilc, and drummer Ari Hoenig. His extensive list of appearances including the prestigious of Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, he has also performed at the internationally acclaimed festival such as North Sea Jazz Festival and the Palatia Jazz Festival in Germany.
His début album was praised by acclaimed bassist Arild Andersen as “one of the most exciting projects I have heard from a bass player in years.” Klampanis has received equal praise for his playing and composing. Fellow bassist Drew Gress notes his “aggressive melodicism, beautiful intonation, and uniquely personal string writing.”
His second album called Minor Dispute is released, with Contextual bandmates Jean-Michel Pilc, guitarist Gilad Hekselman, percussionist Bodek Janke, and a string quartet.