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"I am very impressed that Andreas could cover on guitar what I had written for piano. It is quite amazing to hear my own music performed by great instrumentalists."

- Dave Brubeck (world renowned jazz pianist and composer)


"One of the most amazing musicians I've ever witnessed. Andreas Kapsalis has changed guitar as I knew it...Forever! I can't actually find the words, to describe his brilliance...UN-BELIEVABLE." - Foley (bassist for Miles Davis)


"Andreas is reinventing the art of guitar playing.
He is the next level." - Jim Tullio (grammy-award-winning producer and composer)


For Black Gold, Andreas created the perfected marriage between music and picture. It was always our intention for the music to reflect the juxtaposition and inter-connectedness of the two worlds the film moves between, and Andreas realized this ambition with passion and perfection. By fusing African sounds and rhythms into a distinctly caffeinated score, he produced a cinematic experience which speaks to a global audience" - Nick and Marc Francis (produced and directed Sundance documentary film Black Gold)


“Andreas Kapsalis is a real-deal artist with a deep soul and a totally original voice. He has always taken my breath away with his unique and evolutionary style of guitar playing but, now that he’s found a forum of expression as a film composer, he has crossed into a new realm with an expanded pallet that’s truly awe inspiring.” - Doreen Ringer-Ross (Vice President of Film and Television Relations)


“...finger-tapping fret man Andreas Kapsalis leads the Andreas Kapsalis Trio, (who are) creators of boundless pseudo-soundtrack work and one of the year’s best albums, Original Scores.” - Scott Morrow


“Every member of this trio is a master. They’re all percussionists — Andreas drums his guitar — and shaking you with a beat is the mission. It’s
only three guys, and yet it’s an orchestra.” - Candace McNulty, Contributing Editor


“Luckily, not all acoustic music is created equal. When done correctly, there’s something thoroughly genuine about the genre — whose masters
employ it as a way to mold the most conventional of instruments into a raw exhibition of feeling. The Andreas Kapsalis Trio is an experimental acoustic ensemble that takes a drastic step away from that boozy romantic on the frat-room couch and a step towards the much more intelligent interplay of inventive guitars and solid percussion.” - Derek Wright


Discography

Andreas Kapaslis Trio - 'Original Scores' (2008)

Andreas Kapsalis Trio - 's/t' (2004); Re-released on O.I.E. Records, ltd. (2005)

Andreas Kapsalis - 'Bubblegum Enlightenment EP' (2003)

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The Andreas Kapsalis Trio represents the perfect alliance of eight-fingered guitar virtuosity, outstanding melodic themes, and rhythmic variation on percussion. Backed by drummer Jamie Gallagher and multi-instrumentalist Darren Garvey, the Andreas Kapsalis Trio’s second album Original Scores is now available.

Original Scores is the Andreas Kapsalis Trio’s follow up to 2004’s self-titled debut. The years between
have found the trio touring the country and composing music for film.

Andreas was awarded a Fellowship Grant to attend the Sundance Film Composers Lab in 2005 and chosen to compose the film score for the documentary Black Gold which premiered at Sundance in 2006. Other films include Mulberry Street, Mexican Sunrise, and Retaliation.

The film connection has had an obvious influence on the writing of Original Scores. The music
morphs from resembling your favorite movie soundtrack to a freak circus to full out thrash to
subtle ballads. Elements of Americana, flamenco, Greek, African, and Arabic music are part of the
mix, each receiving equal time. The musicianship and instrumentation make this a must-see live
performance.

Now in its sixth year, the Andreas Kapsalis Trio has become a force in Chicago’s music scene and beyond.