Spiros Exaras

the exaras / villafranca project
A major collaboration in the world of music has recently taken place in New York City between internationally acclaimed Cuban Jazz pianist Elio Villafranca and world-renowned Greek Classical Jazz guitarist Spiros Exaras. And what has emerged is the creation of a unique sound combining the passion of Cuba?s African Diaspora with the mysteries of Greek musical heritage in the Jazz experience of these two masters.
Over the last year, Elio’s career has developed substantially with the international critical acclaim of his latest album, “The Source In Between” and performances in New York at Lincoln Center, the Blue Note, Caramoor Music Festival and a long list of European tour dates at clubs, concerts and major music festivals. In the course of this he?s worked with such Jazz legends as Wynton Marsalis, Pat Martino, Sonny Fortune, Eddie Henderson, Johnny Pacheco, Horacio “El Negro” Hern