Born and reared in Nicosia Cyprus, George Lernis is a percussionist and educator who currently resides in the United States. Having grown up with the musical traditions of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean regions and then receiving formal training as a jazz drummer at the Berklee College of Music, Lernis considers himself to be “bimusical.”
He has recorded and collaborated with prominent figures such as John Patitucci, Antonio Sanchez, Dave Liebman, Anat Cohen, Tiger Okoshi and A Far Cry String Orchestra, just to name a few. In 2021, Lernis graduated from the Berklee College of Music’s Global Jazz Institute with a master’s degree in jazz performance.
His latest jazz album, “Between Two Worlds,” featuring world renowned bass player John Patitucci, was released in June 2022.
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