NYC based Guitarist and composer George (Giorgos) Nazos from Athens Greece is described in the “Jazz and Jazz” magazine as a “sophisticated and imaginative player and one of the most creative and nonconformist
musicians of the local scene”.
He is performing often in New York City Jazz clubs such as Blue Note, Appel Room Lincoln Center , Mezzrow Jazz Club, Jazz Forum, The Bar 55, Cornelia Street, Club Bonafide, Linda's Jazz Nights and many others. As well as in Festivals and clubs world wide. (Zinco Jazz Club Mexico City, Technopolis International Jazz Festival Greece,River Fest Bronx, Shablul Jazz Club , Beit Ha Amudim Israel, Limassol Jazz Festival Cyprus and more.
In April 2020 he published his second album as a leader - a guitar trio called "Heat Song".
In March 2017 he published his CD “Liquid Melodies” , a common project with vocalist Tamuz Nissim. The CD received great reviews from the press and was broadcasted in more than a hundred radio stations in the States and more around the world.
"On 'Isn't That Strange" Nazos' liquid guitar work is really quite sublime as is his gentle guitar
phrasings on the serene title track.”
Jon Neudorf -Sea Of Tranquility
“Put her together with guitarist George Nazos and you have a combination that works so amazingly well through each style that it is stunning.”
“The music is both familiar and unique”
Dave Rogers WTJU Radio.
“They are both creatively untethered from conventional wisdom and melodic conventions.”
“originals that are so smart they can bend light.” C.Michael Bailey, All about Jazz.
After completing his studies in Political Science and History in Panteion University Athens in 2004 he decided to devote himself completely to music and moved to study frst in Switzerland in the Swiss Jazz school of Bern and then To Codarts Conservatory of Rotterdam in the Netherlands from where he received a BA jazz performance in guitar 2009. In Holland George performed with his trio at the local Jazz clubs and in summer 2009 he toured with his band all around Greece and performed in Festivals and cultural events such as Mykonos Summer Nights Festival, Naxos Cultural Summer, Neo Petritzi and
more. He lived in Athens and was a guitar professor at Nakas Conservatory, a school affiliated with
Berkley College of Music.
In 2013 he recorded one of his compositions on vocalist Tamuz Nissim's Debut Album and was the co-band
leader of her quartet. With this band performed at Greece's largest festivals – Technopolis International Jazz Festival 2014. Preveza Jazz Festival, Tinos Jazz Festival, Montofoli Festival and won warm reactions from the audience and enthusiastic press reviews. He has also been featured in the Jazz and jazz CD collection “Summer jazz Flirt Fresh sounds of the Greek scene” and recorded with
Greek violinist Themis Nikoloudis.
In 2015 George moved to New York City where he performs regularly at clubs such as Blue Note, Cornelia Street Cafe, Jazz Forum, Deerhead Inn and many more.
He was invited to participate in an International Jazz day concert as part of the Atlanta Jazz Festival 2017; He was also invited by artistic director and award wining pianist Ted Rosenthal to perform at the Riverdale Y theater in an event including Jazz giants bassist Harvie S,
vibraphonist Mark Sherman and legendary drummer Louis Hayes.
From this event he started a fruitful collaboration of performances with bassist Harvie S and a tour with him and with trombonist Willie Applewhite in Israel and Greece the Summer of 2017.
Whether he is leading his own group or invited by fellow musicians as a sideman his playing is always
characterized as authentic, energetic and highly communicative.