Dimitri Vassilakis is coming to Sofar NYC after performing at a Sofar show in Athens, Greece. He is an internationally acclaimed, award winning Greek saxophonist/vocalist and composer. He has recorded 5 albums for historic jazz label Candid Records and was awarded album of the month from BBC Music magazine and 2nd jazz album of the year from the BBC for "Labyrinth". This album has become the subject of study at several universities and has been presented at Yale University and at musicological conferences.
"Parallel Lines" album has received great critical acclaim, a trio suite with Jeff "Tain" Watts and Essiet Essiet dedicated to Sonny Rollins. He has appeared at New York clubs Birdland, Zinc, Smalls, Kitano, Dizzy' s, Jazz Showcase Chicago and major festivals worldwide such as London Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scott's, Smithsonian Festival DC at the American History Museum. Has appeared for 2 Greek presidents and USA ex-president Bill Clinton during his official visit and dinner.