A jazz pianist and composer originally from Cyprus, “mesmerized” by the sounds of jazz at an early age, Glafkos Kontemeniotis has been an active performer, arranger and composer since he moved to New York in 1988.
A side man, pianist and arranger for many well received recordings, he has released his first recording as a leader entitled “Progress” in 2010. His second release as a leader entitled “Yugen” released in September 2019 , features a program of all original compositions and a few of New York’s finest musicians, Joel Frahm, Marcus Maclaurine and Dave Meade.
His work has been described as “unmistakably personal”, a sound that incorporates elements and echoes from various musical and emotional experiences.