Vasilis Kostas is a world class laouto player and composer. Born and raised in Greece, his latest collaboration with legendary clarinetist Petroloukas Halkias has opened new horizons for the instrument in both the Greek traditional and jazz worlds. Vasilis has studied at the prestigious Global Jazz Institute on a full scholarship and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Montreal, Panama and Monterey Jazz Festivals. He has collaborated with award-winning artists like Simon Shaheen, Tigran Hamasyan, Shreya Ghoshal and Antonio Serrano to name a few.