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GRIX is a jazz-improvised music trio of the Greek musicians Floros Floridis, Antonis Anissegos and Yorgos Dimitriadis based in Berlin.

Floros Floridis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He studied Physics and got his diploma in Aristoteleion University of Thessaloniki.In parallel studied classical clarinet as a student of the Romanian professor Konstantin Ugureanou and started being a professional musician in the 70s. He’s best known in the jazz-improvised music world for his colaborations,recordings,etc. with:Peter Kowald, Guenter "Baby" Sommer, Cecil Taylor, Evan Parker, Peter Broetzmann, Paul Lytton, Okay Temiz, Nicky Skopelitis, Paul Lovens, Phil Wachsman, Carlos Zingaro, Hans Schneider, Louis Moholo, Vincent Chancey, Jean-Marc Montera, Milos Petrovic, Ivo Papazov,..In 1979 he and Sakis Papadimitriou recorded the first modern jazz album that was produced in Greece - "Improvising at Barakos" (1979,double LP).- has always made a point of encouraging other Greek players along the path to Free Music.
He has worked as a lecturer of improvisation in several universities and art schools in Greece and was the artistic director and coordinator of different musical events and festivals, e. g. the Jazz and Improvised Music Festival of Thessaloniki, that was also founded by him. Since 2000 he has composed music for feature films, documentaries, theater and dance performances. He also founded the label j. n. d. records.

http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floros_Floridis

http://www.efi.group.shef.ac.uk/musician/mflorid.html

Antonis Anissegos (born 1970): After extensive academic studies throughout Europe, the well-traveled pianist Anissegos composes and performs orchestral, chamber and theatre compositions in Europe and Asia. Still, as his playing on GRIX impressivly demonstrates, he also posses a fine jazz touch and sensibility.

Yorgos Dimitriadis (born 1964): Moved from rock music to studies in Boston with master jazz drummers Alan Dawson and Bob Moses, and then was exposed to Free Music through Floridis organized gigs in Thessaloniki. During a decade in Paris, the drummer played in French jazz groups, and latterly gigs with legendary American bassist Sirone as well as with GRIX. Dimitriadis’s powerful beat is impressively balanced by his rhythmic flourishes and quicksilver tempo changes.

Latest release: 'PENETRALIA' (Creative Sources,2015)

"GRIX - sweet, sour, sharp & soft" (Jazzwerkstatt, 2009)

"Certainly single-minded toughness is one of the musical qualities exhibited on this CD, along with extrasensory mutual interaction and profound technical skill."

Ken Waxman - jazzworld.com (Jul 2008)

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