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VALIA CALDA

 

Sam Warner - trumpet/flugelhorn

James Allsopp - bass clarinet

Nikos Ziarkas - guitar/electronics

Gaspar Sena - drums

Thodoris Ziarkas - bass

 

www.valiacaldaproject.co.uk

ABOUT

 

Thodoris Ziarkas is a double bassist and composer born in Rhodes, Greece.

Currently based in London he is mainly involved with jazz, improvisation and folk music.

Main projects :

Valia Calda, Michalis Kouloumis trio, Metafora, London Improvisers Orchestra, Bonnendis, duo w/Tasos Stamou.

 

Collaborations include:

Esquivo, Roman Gomez, Blam, No Clear Mind, Kalia, Circuit, James Allsopp, Beibei Wang, Takatsuna Mukai, Dave Pattman,

Tim Giles, Mimika Ensemble, Julie Kjær, Sue Lynch, Andreas Polyzogopoulos, Duncan Eagels, Gareth Lockrane, Orphy Robinson,

Alex Bonney, Adam Bowman, Manos Achalinotopoulos, Dimitri Vasilakis, Vasilis Xenopoulos, Rob Milne's double trio,

Tango Line, Balothizer, Olcay Bayir, Kourelou.

 

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MICHALIS KOULOUMIS TRIO

 

Michalis Kouloumis - violin

Nikos Ziarkas - cretan lute/guitar

Thodoris Ziarkas - bass

 

 

www.michaliskouloumis.com

PROJECTS & GROUPS

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BONNENDIS

 

Bonnendis is a London-based trio featuring the raw sounds of the Greek islands with the iconic askamandoura (bagpipes), lyra and laouto. Bonnendis navigates from island to island, playing traditional tunes as you would hear them back home: genuine, powerful and uplifting.

 

Cassandre Balosso-Bardin - askomandoura

Thodoris Ziarkas - lyra

Nikos Ziarkas - laouto

 

 

www.cassandrebalossobardin.com

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