from the Jazz Masters

"A pianist with skill, touch, musicality and a gift for making songs from songs. Plus, he can swing! Give a listen"

~ Bob Brookmeyer - Bandleader, Trombonist, NEA Jazz Master

"A young pianist & composer who has demonstrated an exceptional creativity, in both his playing & his writing, as well as showing us all, his very strong commitment & motivation to aim for high musical goals. Talent like his is rare."

~ Steve Lacy - Saxophonist, McArthur Genius Fellowship Award Recipient

“In these times, when we are in great need of fresh examples of intercultural dialogue, Lefteris’s music is an abundant source of inspiration.”

~ Danilo Pérez - Pianist, Multi-Grammy winner

from the Media

“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, DownBeat Magazine (Dec 1, 2016)

“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

~ Cadence Magazine, Rotcod Zzaj (, Aug 2016)

"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 magazine, Sep 2016)

“Restoring music for mind and spirit”

In Athens I was amazed by Lefteris Kordis playing live - the clarity of his touch and the unexpected, rich harmonic sense of his solos. This project sums up his qualities - research for new sounds and an healthy sense of humor - who else with such a touch would play a Korg keyboard that you hear in every panayir? The scintillating sound of his piano is apparent in Yota, a love song - but these are all love songs to the Mediterranean female spirit, a sentiment I share. Taking part some of the very impressive musicians I heard at the Aqua Jazz Festival, including Harris Lambrakis on ney.

-- Francesco Martinelli (Jazz Historian & All About Jazz) (August 2018)

“Kordis made his miracle! [...] He carries multi-genre and multi-cultural musical influences, all of which are essential to be a creative, complete and multi-dimensional musician.”

~ Dimitris Trikas, - December 14, 2014)

"Pianist Kordis is a masterful musician whose nimble mind can perform the most amazing spontaneous improvisations on any given theme, lightning fast in his fingering and always in precise coordination with the singer and others. He is quite a phenomenon!"

~ David K. Rodgers, Hardwick Gazette, August 17, 2011)

“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 (July 21. 2016)

"Kordis is the real discovery on this album [Paolo Lattanzi's Multitude, feat. Robin Eubanks], his playing is brilliant throughout whatever the tempo and he exhibits genuine ability as both soloist and accompanist." ~ Ian Mann, The - March 2010)

“Lefteris Kordis danced through his solo on the piano, the sweet tinkling of the upper register bringing buoyancy to the overall mood of the ensemble. His playing brings to mind the tapping of a finch, moving lightly and quickly across the keys”  ~ Rebecca Buxton (review on live performance with Petros Klampanis’ Contextual group feat. Greg Osby at the Cornelia Street Café, New York, Oct. 10, 2012)

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