Piano | Sweden
Management Artist, Live Artist
Outside his home country, Sweden, the name Joel Lyssarides (b.1992) is mainly known to insiders of the jazz scene. However, his recordings are already among the most listened-to in current jazz: Joel Lyssarides' music has had more than 50 million plays on Spotify alone. The huge listener numbers that Lyssarides' music has reached are not the result of any calculation, audience targeting or 'crowd-pleasing' on the pianist's part. He explains: “As happy as I am, that a lot of people obviously enjoy my music so much that they want to hear it repeatedly – the creative impulse always comes from within. Me and my piano, that's the center of my musical world.” And from this starting-point Joel Lyssarides‘ journey has already taken him in several interesting directions. To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, into the studio as an arranger for ABBA's Benny Anderson and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.
Lyssarides‘ journey has already taken him in several interesting directions. To the stages of jazz clubs and festivals, into the studio as an arranger for ABBA's Benny Anderson and on tours with classical, blues and pop artists.
Regardless of Joel Lyssarides’ evident versatility and adaptability, jazz is at the very core of his work. The initial spark came from the records of Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and Thelonious Monk and many others which were played at his Swedish-Greek parents' home; and thereafter the music of Chick Corea, Keith Jarrett and Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Lyssarides studied music in Stockholm and Rome, and it was not long before recognition came in the form of numerous national and international jazz awards. For Joel Lyssarides jazz is not a stylistic straitjacket but a language, a tool for personal expression.
Joel Lyssarides (Piano)
Right now, after a Covid-inflicted gap of more than a year, Joel Lyssarides and his trio are more eager than ever to reconnect with the outside world. Firstly, by going into the studio to record their ACT debut album which will be released in early 2022. And then to club and concert platforms all over Europe where they will - finally! - be able to share their music not only virtually but also with a live audience.
Niklas Fernqvist (bass), Joel Lyssarides (Piano), Rasmus Svensson Blixt (drums)
|16.01.2022||FR - Saint-Barthélemy // St. Bart's Music Festival||Joel Lyssarides | Trio|
|21.08.2022||DE - Rostock // See More Jazz Festival||Joel Lyssarides | Solo|