Yiannis Kassetas


I love playing good music with good musicians in good venues...I also love to dive ,swimm for hours in the sea..






What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is the healer of the soul.

What is your music dream?

To keep on growing as an improvisor and composer.To continue to participate in music festivals as a session musician and with my band , and perform in beautiful places in far away countries.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Make people feel the beauty of music.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Never was only one.Maybe Luccile by Little Richard and Soul Kitchen by The Doors.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

At least a dozen...Herbie Hancock , Eddie Harris , Ch.Parker , Cannonball , J.Coltrane ,The Headhunters , etc etc etc!!!!

What inspires you to make music?

The sea , the mountain , the beauty of music itself..

What is the message you want to send with your music?


How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Depends from the audience , and my psycology at the moment...Also depends from the band and the style of music..In the end , my band and i when we play in a loving audience i think i feel better then 1 million dollars...

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

Less falling for the trend and the academic people!!!! listen to your heart!!!! not your pocket...

What do you think of Drooble?

Looks great!!!

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That great musicians dont get the attention they deserve!!!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I go to live music with good bands and encourage them always.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

listen to his true self , and realise that without promotion you are a nobody..

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Costis "to pragma" Christodoulou , Panos "Svobotnik" Giotis , Antonis Andreou (best trombone in the jazz world today)