The Mediterrana project features Lefteris’ new works that reflect a blend of modern jazz elements with Eastern Mediterranean colors and textures.

The CD album was released in August 2016 by Inner Circle Music, and features harmonica player Roni Eytan, bassists Petros Klampanis and John Lockwood, drummer Ziv Ravitz, Harris Lambrakis on ney, Alec Spiegelman on clarinets, Greek lute player Vasilis Kostas, and flamenco percussionist Sergio Martinez, all active at the international jazz scene.

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“In these times, when we are in great need of fresh examples of intercultural dialogue,

Lefteris Kordis’s music is an abundant source of inspiration.”

Danilo Pérez

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“Some 70 years after Dizzy Gillespie incorporated Afro Cuban rhythms into the big-band context, jazz today regularly takes its cue from global musical traditions. A prime example is the colorful, highly intelligent blend of modern jazz elements and aspects of Mediterranean folk-song found on Mediterrana”

-- Michael Harris                           full review

“A stunning example of cross-cultural fusion (Greek and jazz in an acoustic setting) that features Lefteris and his very ear awakening way with the fusion he is all about..” -- Gapple Music Review full review

The version of Lennon / McCartney's "And I Love Her" is one of two exceptional jazz piano trio interpretations to appear in 2016, the other being Brad Melhdau's on his Blues and Ballads CD.”

-- Scott Albin, Jazz Times                             full review

“A strikingly original statement full of intellect, color, and passion” -- Monarch Magazine

“Your ears will quickly recognize that you are listening to a master of jazz, and of musical performance that both captivates and intrigues, especially on tunes like my personal favorite, the majestic 9:24 “Yota” ~ Rotcod Zzaj, Cadence Jazz World Magazine full review

“Mediterrana” plays like a day’s journey, from the opening sunrise over a beautiful hidden land, to the closing sunset, with reflections of the day’s dreamy events.” -- Mike Gates, UK Vibe  full review

A fluent player with a lovely “touch” who combines that facility with a vivid imagination, drive and originality. Here, he employs a piano-led jazz trio and, interestingly; incorporates several ‘Greek’ instruments to provide a unique and unconventional sound which blends perfectly with the ‘Western’ jazz idiom - Sound of Surprise indeed! -- Bebop Spoken Here  full review

Boston-based pianist Lefteris Kordis spearheads a 'piano- trio-plus-guests' with drummer Ziv Ravitz, bassist Petros Klampanis, and a host of guests. The result is eight cuts that will delight as he throws a party for listener’s ears.” – Bob Morello, Boston Post-Gazette

Jazz's ability to absorb new musical traditions and take advantage of novel instrumentation is one of its most notable features. Fans of this form of experimentation will appreciate pianist Lefteris Kordis' forays into merging jazz with traditional Greek and other Mediterranean lineages.”

-- Franz Matzner, All About Jazz  full review

"Tasty work who's originality is it's calling card, this is that new sound jazz/world/new age fans have been looking for. Check it out." -- Chris Spector and the Midwest Records

           Swiss newspaper Schweiz am Sonntag,Nov.13,2016

Front page of DownBeat Magazine

Photos from Tour in Panama 2017

Roni Eytan, Lefteris, George Garzone, Bill Dobbins, Edmar Colon, Marco Pignataro

After our show Jazz en Plaza with Tamir Schmerling, Lefteris, Edmar Colon, Roni Eytan, Noam Israeli

Mediteranna Live at the International Corfu Jazz World Festival