Roman Gomez Quartet feat. Odalis Palma
Demian Gomez, percussion-drums
Antonis Ladopoulos, saxophone-flute
George Palamiotis, electric bass
Special guest: Odalis Palma, vocals
In Greece he worked with the composer Marios Strofalis, Orchestra of Colors and Natalia Petsalis among others( ERT, Half Note, Kappa Theater).His tango music embraces elements of Argentinian and Latin American foklore, while adopting free stylistic elements from jazz. In his improvisation and compositions, he possesses a unique creative blend of tango and modern classical music, with harmonic styling much like the style of Claude Debussy, Gerswhin and Bella Bartok.
In addition, apart from being an excellent instrumentalist (piano, electric and acoustic guitar, bandoneon), he is an outstanding composer and arranger. But tango andAargentinian folklore is not his only main field of virtuosity. Recently he took part with his trio at Preveza Jazz Festival and at European Jazz Festival at Technopolis, Athens. Besides he is working in a project with the renowned musicians Marios Strofalis and Kostas Vlahopoulos. This summer he is going to give concerts in Rome, Naples, Cyprus, Rhodes and of course at Megaro Gyzi in Santorini.
Demian Gomez, drums – percussion
Moving to Illinois, he spent two years studying and working as a teaching assistant in the Jazz Program, led by Alan Horney and Henry Butler. During that time, he performed on various occasions as a member of the Henry Butler Quartet. In 1991 he earned an exceptional performance award at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival. He graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts Degree and moved back to Greece.
Since then, he has been leading his own groups and teaching the Jazz idiom in the greater Athens area. He has performed all over Greece, both with his own group and as a featured soloist. His personal discography includes 4 albums. He has appeared in numerous commercial recordings with various pop artists, as well as a soloist with the National Radio Orchestra. His quartet was featured in the celebrational events of the 2004 Olympic Games. Antonis Ladopoulos is highly acclaimed as an educator. Today, some of his former students are among the top music professionals in Greece.
George Palamiotis, bass
Odalis Palma, vocals