Vlatos Jazz presents the Trilateral Jazz Commission
Trilateral Jazz Commission is a jazz trio formed in Chania / Crete 2018. The band consists of Vasily Sukho – drums, Lefteris Papadakis – bass and Stefan Olofsson – piano. They perform cool jazz, bebop and third stream with tunes by Miles Davis, Red Garland, Bill Evans, Chick Corea and Oscar Peterson.
Vasily Sukho is born and raised in Larisa, Greece. He has attended Athens Conservatoire (Odeio Athinon) jazz program, and he had the opportunity to play and meet exclusive musicians of the Greek Jazz scene. Also, he is a student of the Technical University of Crete.
Lefteris Papadakis is born and raised in Chania – Greece in 1986, Eleftherios Papadakis took his first musicals steps at a very young age with keyboards. At the age of seventeen he started playing the bass and one year later he moved to Athens where he started his music studies in the Jazz department of Philippos Nakas Conservatory in Athens (GR), followed by the Conservatoire de Lausanne HEMU (CH), and subsequently Berklee College of Music (U.S.A.). He ended up finishing his studies in Valencia (ES), by pursuing his Master’s Degree from Berklee College of Music (Valencia Campus). Eleftherios is a versatile musician who has played in many different music festivals and concerts worldwide. During the last years, Eleftherios has performed in various settings in Greece, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, and the US, including festivals such as Montreux Jazz Festival, Umbria Jazz Festival, Cully Jazz Festival and stages such as the Berkeley Performance Center and the Agganis Arena. His musical influences derive from the Middle East and Western music.
Stefan Olofsson is a producer / musician from northern Sweden. He has been a studio session player and live musician for many years and has released a solo album entitled “Story of a Woman” combining elements of jazz, classical, progressive and Swedish folk music. He has performed and recorded with, among others, two-time Grammy winner Jay Graydon (Al Jarreau, George Benson), Jimmy Haslip (Yellowjackets, Gino Vannelli), Jason Scheff (Chicago), Craig Bailey (Ray Charles), Bill Champlin (Chicago), Michael Landau (Seal, Michael Jackson) and Ian Bairnson (Kate Bush, Alan Parsons Project). He was a founding member of the popular Swedish Beatles tribute band THE POSERS and Steely Dan tribute 2ND ARRANGEMENT. He’s active as a musician, songwriter, arranger, mixing engineer and producer in Swedish AOR band STATE COWS and progressive rock band DYNAMO BLISS. Both groups have released several critically acclaimed albums. He also composes music templates for the Toontrack software EZKeys.