Sun, February 25, 2018
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2018-02-25 4:15 pm
George Cotsirilos Quartet at Chez Hanny
"Mostly in Blue" by the George Cotsirilos Quartet will be released in January 2018 on OA2/Origin Records.
Originally from Chicago, guitarist George Cotsirilos has been a member of the San Francisco Bay Area jazz community for many years and has performed with a wide variety of artists, from San Francisco jazz fixtures like Eddie Marshall, Mel Martin, Pharaoh Sanders, and Mark Levine to internationally recognized blues singer Etta James, Bill Evans bassist Chuck Israels, and the jazz/soul vocal group, The Whispers.
In addition to working as an accompanist, along with bassist Robb Fisher he was co-leader of the San Francisco Nighthawks, which included legendary drummer Eddie Marshall and pianist Paul Nagel. The group recorded for Monarch Records and performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival.
A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Cotsirilos studied classical guitar privately through the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and jazz with renowned musician and educator Warren Nunes.
Chez Hanny, 1300 Silver (at Holyoke)