The BandA ecLectics and Petros Sakelliou are proud to announce that Petros and his composition Swingalong" composed for the group, has been notified winner of the prestigious 2007 Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute Composition competition and Prize sponsored by the BMI foundation.
The composer and pianist is currently making travelling and rehearsal arrangments with his group and the Institute, to fly to Los Angeles and perform as part of the event hosted my the Monk Institute at the KODAK THEATRE in West Hollywood on October 28, 2007.
The BandA ecLectics will perform the winning composition, Swingalong" which is composed for 11 players, and is part of the group's album, privately released in May 2007.
Following the performance and presentation of the award, there will be a tribute to Herbie Hancock, performed by artist such as Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Al Jarreu, George Duke, Joni Mitchel, John Patitucci, Sting and several other artists.
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