The Ghost Notes Bio
Jim Politis' The Ghost Notes were formed in Greece in 2012 by guitarist Jim Politis. They play original compositions that combine a modern approach in Gypsy Jazz and Swing music with Greek elements and ethnic flavours. Influenced by traditidional Gypsy Jazz tunes, Django Reinhardt pieces, and the whole spectrum of jazz music, the band decided to follow a new musical direction in 2016: a hybrid style of music that merges Jazz, fusion, and progressive compositions with the Greek musical tradition ,both rhythmically and harmonically.
The Ghost Notes' debut album ''Jazzy-Key'' was released in April 2013 and includes original Gypsy Jazz compositions and Django Reinhardt covers.
Following the release of their first album, and numerous concerts in Greece, the band had their first European tour in May 2013, playing live in Greece, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and the UK.
Their Second European Tour took place in May/June 2014 and included 16 concerts in 8 countries (Greece, Italy, Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Belgium, Netherlands, UK)
Among these performances were four important festivals:
Hungarian National Museum Festival – In Budapest, Hungary
Brussels Jazz Marathon Festival – In Brussels, Belgium
JekerJazz Festival – In Maastricht, Netherlands
Newcastle-Under-Lyme Jazz & Blues Festival – In Newcastle-Under-Lyme, UK
During their second European tour, they filmed two live performances at Acapela Studio in Cardiff.
Their second Album, ''Secrets Of A Memory'', was released in February 2015 by Hitchtone Music & Promotion
Their Third European Tour took place in February/March 2015 and included 13 performances in Athens, Florence, Zagreb, Munich, Brussels, London, Birmingham, Cardiff, and Liverpool.
The Ghost Notes' first performance of their third European Tour in Athens featured the extraordinary Gypsy Jazz guitarist
Stochelo Rosenberg of The Rosenberg Trio, and a performance at The Royal Albert Hall in London, UK.
Following their succesful 3rd European Tour, the band's lead guitarist and founder, Jim Politis had a 6-date solo Tour in Malaysia and Singapore in December 2015, including a performance at the significant Esplanade Theatre, in Singapore.
In January 2016 they performed 5 concerts in Belgium at the prestigious Djangofollies Festival.
They have performed live at:
European Music Day Festival in Greece (2013),
Athens Djangofest Festival (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016),
Patras International Festival/Djangofest (2014),
Thessaloniki Djangofest Festival (2014),
and have been featured in the 2013 summer issue of ''B.M.G Magazine'' – the oldest fretted instrument publication in the world, founded in England in 1903.
The Ghost Notes are:
Jim Politis - Lead Guitar
Vasilis Antonopoulos - Rhythm Guitar
Michael Evdemon - Bass
Nick Vell - Drums