Authenticity and multi-selection
(World Jazz music)
In 2008 Aggeliki Toubanaki created this project as a musical show, with the name “Colpo grosso”, which was based on adaptations of Balkan rhythms, East’s and Mediterranean Sea’s melodies, and Latin America traditional compositions. As time passed, the band’s sound was developed and built on improvisational music forms and contemporary harmony.
In 2010 the group adopted its new name “Toubanaki & The Buzz Bastardz”. It consists of well-known musicians of Greek traditional and jazz scene, distinguished in Greece and abroad. The purpose of their artistic interaction is freedom of expression and joy of music that comes through knowledge, improvisation, experimentation and the creative partnership of the different musical backgrounds of the band’s members.
In 2015, after seven years of experimentation and playing music together, the band releases its first record, “Toubanaki & The Buzz Bastardz” which includes inventive adaptations and original compositions (seven songs by Vasilis Ketentzoglou, an instrumental piece by Pantelis Stoikos and a composition with percussion and voices by Yannis Angelopoulos and Kostas Meretakis) in seven languages. The album is recorded in Athens and mixed in New York. It received excellent reviews and was rated as “One of the Best Greek Records of the Year”.
Aggeliki Toubanaki voice
Vasilis Ketentzoglou electric guitar, compositions
Pantelis Stoikos, trumpet, kaval, keyboards
Yiannis Papanastasiou, alto and soprano saxophone
Paraskevas Kitsos, electric bass
Giannis Papagiannoulis, percussion set
Thanos Hadjianagnostou drums
Album «Toubanaki & the Buzz Bastardz»
In March 2015 the album «Toubanaki & The Buzz Bastardz” was released and received excellent reviews. In May 2016 it was re-issued.
Production: Aggeliki Toubanaki