Mourtos George

George Mourtos has been characterized as a prodigy on drums. Although he started playing at the age of 19 he discovered that he had a passion for the instrument. Born in Greece he has spent his life between Athens and the U.S. At the age of 24 he moved to New York where he spent 8 years studying and playing.He studied with the amazing Robby Gonzales(Al Di Meola, Gato Barbieri, Sadao Watanabe,Tito Puente, Dave Valentine, e.t.c.) for 3 years and also took lessons from elite drummers such as Robby Ameen(Hector Martignon, Paul Simon, Arturo Sandoval)  and Joe Ascione (Noel Redding,Donald Fagen of Steely Dan,Ron Affif). He performed in the tri state area with people such as Kevin Parlor, John Williams, Bryant Wilder. He also performed with grammy award winner Edy Martinez, The latin Jazz Coalition led by DimitriosKastaris(Tito Puente), Henry Gonzalez, Christos Rafalides(Hector Martignon,Mike Pope,Manhattan Vibes). He has been reviewed by Modern Drummer magazine on a cd he participated in 2002 led by drummer Brian Mc Knight. For personal reasons in 2004 he moved back to Greece where he is residing in Athens, teaching and giving clinics. He has been working on a technique that he first heard Vinnie Colaiuta talk about which he called"Regeneration of motion".He has his own band which he performs with.
He is a drummer who is not afraid to experiment,turn things around and always go for the unexpected. As he sais "I don't mind what people say. Music is a language that you always have to rediscover.

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