_MEDEA RELEASE DATE 28.10.2019:
“They characterize their music as “cinematic electroacoustic jazz” and the truth is that the sound landscapes they make through enchanting, minimal and trance echoryhtms are creating images so powerfu lthat they are one of the most unique modern jazz groups.”(Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival)
Grey Paris is a Berlin based trio, that follows a certain aesthetic path similar to that of E.S.T., Gogo Penguin and Nils Frahm.
They formed spontaneously after pianist and composer Yiorgos Parisis brought a piano into his life after four years without playing a note. Drummer-pianomaker Arian Stechert was called to repair the newly found instrument and within days, the two were fervently composing music that would become their first ep 'Now is the moment'. The later addition of Mark Beumer, an experienced electronic bassplayer with his hands in a variety of genres, brought a new momentum.
Since then, the band has played numerous live shows in Germany and abroad (including Smida Jazz Festival,19th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival (best newcomer band 2019), International Jazz in the Park Competition, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (Best club performance award), performance with Get the Blessing at Kantine am Berghain, Musik und Frieden, b-flat Berlin and more).
The band is currently under a creativity spell, recording its second album “Medea”, inspired by the powerful but tragic ancient greek story of "Μήδεια", to be released and presented October 2019.
Das Berliner Electro-Acoustic-Jazz Trio Grey Paris präsentiert sein neues Album "MEDEA", das inspiriert ist von der kraftvollen, aber auch tragischen altgriechischen Geschichte von "Μήδεια".
Die Band besteht aus Piano, Bass, Drums und diversen Live-Electronics. Beeinflusst von Künstlern wie E.S.T., Gogo Penguin und Nils Frahm, versteht sich die Musik von Grey Paris als eine Mischung aus meditativer Traumreise und treibenden, tanzbaren Grooves.
Seit 2016 besteht die Band und hat zahlreiche Konzerte im In- und Ausland gespielt (u.a. Smida Jazz Festival, 19th Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival (Best Newcomer Jazzband 2019), Jazz in the Park Competition Rumänien (Best Club Band Award), Piano Day in Griechenland, Auftritt mit Get the Blessing in der Kantine am Berghain, Botschaften, Musik und Frieden, Berlinale, B-flat usw.).
"They characterize their music as "cinematic electro-acoustic jazz" and the truth is that the sound landscapes they make through enchanting, minimal and trance echoryhtms are creating images so powerful that they are one of the most unique modern jazz groups." (Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival)
arian stechert: drums, electronics, sampling
mark beumer: bass, electronics
yiorgos parisis: composition, piano, electronics
_MUSIC – “MEDEA” (Release date: 28.10.2019 - please don’t share before!)
_MUSIC – “EP Now Is The Moment” (Released 2017 )