Billy Pod is a drummer based in Athens,Greece. In his first solo release as a bandleader entitled ‘Drums to heal society’, which has already attracted international media attention and garnered excellent reviews, Billy Pod fuses contemporary jazz and electropop, rock and free improv, creating a modern, prismatic sound. Best known as the drummer of The Next Step Quintet, Billy Pod is one of the busiest drummers in the Greek music scene. He has performed in concert venues and festivals all over Europe, America and Asia. “Billy is an accomplished composer and arranger with both a great command of his instrument and the sensitivity to create authentic music with others.’’ Tivon Pennicott, saxophonist for Gregory Porter ”a versatile composer and a subtle drummer with an ear for melody.” Friedrich Kunzmann , All about Jazz ”Billy Pod and his fellow musicians on guitar, bass, Rhodes-piano, electronics have together made a record that I like to describe as magical.” Lira Musikmagasin ”Excellent debut album” Jan Hocek , Jazzport.cz Performance highlights: -Pori Jazz Festival 2010 -IASJ International Meeting 2012 in Austria -London Jazz Festival 2015 -Taichung Jazz Festival 2016 -Odessa Jazz Festival 2016 -Made in NY Jazz Gala 2016 (New York) Awards: 1st place in the small band category at the International Made in NY jazz competition 2016.