WHEN: 26th November at 18.00
WHERE: Vlatos Jazz, Vlatos ( (16 km south of Kissamos, on the road to Elafonisi.)
Giorgos Mylonakis was born into a musical family from Pervolakia, Kissamos, in 1988.
His grandfather was the late (violinist) Fovakis Georgios or Fovogiorgis. Giorgos’ first contact with the violin was at the age of 6. His teachers were Michalis Kounelis, Kostas Papadakis or Navtis, Petros Karbadakis and many other artists from Kissamos.
He started playing and singing professionally at a very early age, his first gig was at the age of 9.
He graduated from the Conservatory of the Holy Metropolis of Kissamos & Selinos and has been awarded 5 times with the first prize in music competitions in Crete and 3 times with the first prize in pan-Hellenic competitions.
In 2005 and 2006 he won an honorary pan-Hellenic talent award.
In 2005 he participated in Stelios Lainakis’ album titled “I liked my nights”.
He has collaborated over the years with many well-known artists of Cretan music, while he has also participated in other recording projects.
In 2016 he composed his first song entitled “You came into my life”, which was released on social media.
One year later the song “The Goodbye” is released in the media, and in 2018 the song “Traveler and Castaway”.
Giorgos Milonakis also deals with the manufacture of musical instruments and in particular the manufacture of violins.
In 2020 a very beautiful collaboration begins with Spyros Panagiotakis on the laguto, Grigoris Kontaxakis, laguto and singing and Theodoris Gianennakis, percussion. In 2021 they make their first official musical appearance .
The band’s aim is the dissemination and exploration of the musical tradition of West Crete and Cretan music in general.
SOURCE: Vlatos Jazz