George Koufogiannakis


“JazzWorld Quest” and “Radio Art – Greece” featured artist and co-winner of the “Dig Your Roots – Creative Jazz” cross-Canada project, Canadian jazz guitarist and world music artist George Koufogiannakis has been performing, producing, and touring for more than 30 years and has appeared on dozens of recordings. He recently won a JUNO Award with The Garth Prince Band for Children’s Album of the Year. His original work has also been nominated for
-a Canadian Folk Music Award (world solo artist of the year),
-an Independent Music Award (jazz album of the year),
-and multiple Western Canadian Music Awards (world recording of the year),
-and he was a semi-finalist in the jazz category at the 2010 International Songwriting Competition.
George holds a Masters of Music Degree in Jazz Performance from Leeds College of Music, University of Leeds, UK, and continues to teach and perform locally as a freelance musician with such ensembles as the Garth Prince Band, the Middle Eastern and North African Ensemble, the River City Big Band, Mbira Renaissance, and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.


industry role:  Artist/Band
genre:  Jazz