Mihalis Kalkanis

Professional Double Bassist

3 Reviews (1 Verified)
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The double bass player Mihalis Kalkanis stands out among the representatives of the new generation of Greek jazz musicians. He comes from a musical family and participates in the most important forms of the genre. He is a particularly daring and creative musician and composer, successfully experimenting and offering us unpredictable music.

As a bassist he has collaborated on recordings and live performances with international names of songwriters and performers such as Tom Baxter, Liset Alea (Nouvelle Vague), Adam Cohen and many more, as well as with some of the most important Greek songwriters and musicians. He also participates in concerts of the Athens State Orchestra. He stands out as a pioneering double bassist for his impressive intonation with the bow and his unique pizzicato sound. His band 'Mihalis Kalkanis Group' is among the top emerging Greek instrumental bands and has participated in the most important Greek festivals as well as in festivals in Spain and Cyprus. As a session musician he is noted for his phraseology and his signature sound as well as for the aesthetics and the creative mood with which he works on music by other artists.

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3 Reviews

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  1. Review by Nan L.
    by Nan L.

    Mihalis is great musician, bassist! His mastered his art, and the sound he delivered was beyond my imagination!

  2. Review by Nikos Kypourgos
    by Nikos Kypourgos

    Amazing bass player with very beautiful tone. He is very versatile in different musical genres and always in a creative mood. I look forward to the next collaboration with him!

  3. Review by Stavros Lantsias
    by Stavros Lantsias

    Excellent bass player. Amazing sound and professional attitude. I have collaborated with Mihalis Kalkanis on various recording projects, his tasteful playing as well as his creative input is always of the highest standard. Highly recommended!

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Gear Highlights
  • A beautiful sounding 100+ year old upright
  • Neumann TLM 103
  • Remic D 5400 LB
  • Oktava MK 012 stereo set
  • Wilson & Realist pick up
  • Mogami Cables
  • Apogee Duet
  • Millennia HV-3C
  • Pro Tools
  • Logic
  • Ampeg B-15 N vintage
  • 1966 Fender Mustang Bass.
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