April-May US tour dates!

Jazz Showcase, Zinc Bar, Smalls, Fat Cat and more!


Wednesday April 18th @ Jazz Showcase Chicago


with Columbia College Chicago Jazz Ensemble and Faculty quartet

Scott Hall trumpet
Peter Saxe piano
Dan Anderson bass
Tom Hipskind drums 

jazz acts - Across The Universe & special guest with the big band

Sets at 8 & 10pm free entrance

Friday April 20th @ Monmouth College Illinois Auditorium, 8pm


with Faculty quartet

Julia Andrews-West piano
Brian Daw bass
Manuel Lopez III drums 

"Daedalus Project - Labyrinth" special tribute & album presentation

Friday April 27th @ Fat Cat w/ Michela Marino & trio, tap jam 



Tuesdays May 1st & 8th @ 92Y Cultural Center New York

Sal Benanti' s jazz dance workshop 6-7:30pm


solo sax

Wednesdays 25th April, 2nd & 9th May @ Smalls Jazz Club 5-8pm

tap dance jam with Michela Marino and trio



Monday May 7th @ The Zinc Bar New York 9-11pm


with NY Quartet!

Theo Hill piano
Essiet Essiet bass
Sylvia Cuenca drums
Michela Marino tap dance

"jazz acts" new project plus tunes from Candid discography

Wednesday May 9th @ Le Pescadeux w/ Nana Simopoulos group, 8-10pm


favorite standards and originals

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Dimitri Vassilakis Greek saxophonist, vocalist and composer will present a selection of tunes from his award winning discography for Candid Records and new material developing under his  new project "jazz acts". 

At The Zinc Bar with his regular NY quartet as on his latest recordings & at Fat Cat with the amazing tap dancing rhythms of Michela Marino.


Jazz Showcase concert to conclude an intensive week of seminars & workshops at Columbia College and to present new releases "Across The Universe" & "Jazz For Bentley", while his Monmouth appearance after a special presentation and tribute for "Daedalus Project - Labyrinth" (an album of the year for the BBC)


“Dimitri has a wonderful voice especially evocative and warm on the ballads…some robust saxophone work and fine arrangements” Bruce Lundvall 

“Saxophonist-vocalist Dimitri Vassilakis is a dynamic live performer...uses the warmth of his Greek spirit to inform a command of the jazz language...with a series of great Candid recordings to his name...his highflying style full of impassioned lines and impeccable technique, fires his exciting new album.” London Jazz Festival

“Infinite grace poetry and passion...Dimitri Vassilakis is revered as the Hellenic God of post-modern expression. A rhapsodic stylist of immense power and authority.”  BBC Music Magazine

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