A Blue Note & Benedetto Guitar Artist
& Artistic Director of the MCA
The guitarist and composer Lefteris
Christofis is a Blue Note Artist whereas his last album
“Nous Icons” was released by Blue Note Records, co -produced
by the ‘7 times Grammy Award winner’ drummer Paul Wertico
(Pat Metheny Group) and it had remarkable reviews from the
Lefteris Christofis completed his studies
at the Music Department of the Anglia University in
Cambridge and lived in London. With his own “Cosmic Band”
and as a member of the APU Jazz Orchestra performed in many
venues and festivals. During his seven years of living in
London he released his personal albums “Kalesma - Lefteris
Christofis with British Friends” and “Mythoplasia”.
Lefteris Christofis has performed with
many top musicians from the UK and Greek jazz scene and also
with the drummer Paul Wertico, bassist Jeff Berlin and
pianist Barbara Unger.
He has collaborated as orchestrator with
the saxophonist Chico Freeman -who has recorded in Lefteris’
As guitarist, he participated in the
project ‘One Olympics’ of the Magnetics Poets which was
presented in the Winter Olympics Games in Torino 2006.
Christofis is the artistic director of the Music Center
Athens - “Musical Ensembles & Improvisation” (www.musicenter.gr)
and he gives clinics concerning his personal project “From
the Improvisation to Composition”.
He got endorsement by the Benedetto
Guitars and as a Benedetto Artist - he performed and
demonstrated his extraordinary guitar Bravo Deluxe 40th
Anniversary in New York.
In 2013, he forms the Lefteris Christofis consists of Lefteris
Christofis (guitars, vocals), Dominique Di Piazza (bass).
Jacques Marugg (vibraphone), Nikos Touliatos
He presents the Benedetto Guitars
Performance with the president of Benedetto Guitars &
guitarist Howard Paul.
He records his new CD with
the participation of Chico Freeman and
Lefteris Christofis Group.
In 2016 releases his new album ManTis and
starts performing with Lefteris Christofis Group
in concerts and festivals.