Melina Paxinos Quartet
- Origin Berlin
Melina Paxinos is a young saxophonist and composer who combines modern jazz with her greek roots in her pieces. Born in Hamburg and living in Berlin for almost seven years, she studied music production – arranging and composition at SRH Hochschule der populaeren Kuenste and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts.
A fusion between‚ odd meters’, mediterranean melodies and groovy riffs build the foundation of her compositions – „Greek-Jazz“.
Melinas first album „Circle of Oddness“ (2018) illustrates the connection of the odd and even meters. Inspired by the Athenian vibe she recorded her second album „Athens“ (2019) in her hometown Athens in the Sierra Studios and named it after it.
The band members are: Melina Paxinos (comp. & sax), Yiannis Papadopoulos (piano), Ntinos Manos (bass) and Dimitris Klonis (drums). On this album the special guest is Ross Daly, who accompanied the band with his Cretan lyra.