Sunday, December 18, 3:00 PM
Beautifully blending the sounds and rhythms of their native Greek culture with the warm, inviting romance of the classical Spanish guitar, brothers Thano and Demitri Sahnas have created a magical and intimate Mediterranean style that perfectly complements the powerful jazz-fusion of their popular Phoenix based band Turning Point. Sahnas—as the brothers are collectively known—has enthralled thousands of people at clubs and arts and crafts festivals throughout the Southwest with their unique hybrid sound.
Many of Sahnas’ fans may wonder how two Greek brothers who grew up playing traditional Greek instruments developed such an affinity for Spanish music. “When our fathers parents came over from Greece, they settled in Arizona, but many of our mom’s relatives lived south of the Border,” says Demitri. “We spent a lot of time there, and our uncles would teach us Latin rhythms and flamenco music. Our album Odyssey is an exploration of how all of these wonderful influences blend together.”
For Thano and Demitri their mission is simple, play music that touches the heart and perform it with passion.