On Friday December 2nd, 2016, swo8 Blues Jazz will be releasing our Greek Album Efharisto. Efharisto is the Greek word for thank you. We owe the Greek Nation a big thank you – not for the beautiful islands, sandy beaches, the blue-green of the Aegean Sea and the never ending sunny days but for the incredible architecture, the Greek myths, the great philosophers and democracy. It is here where the idea of democracy germinated, far from being perfect because they still had slavery and the women were not allowed to vote. They found that a more civil society would evolve when people gathered together to discuss issues and form a consensus. It took a long time to rid ourselves of slavery and more recently women got the vote.