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Khondzi is a NYC-based saxophone player and composer originally from Tbilisi, Georgia. His music is a fusion of Jazz, Funk, Georgian Folk and Ancient Trance Dance Music. He often travels between and beyond genres as well as invents original styles like "Perkhuli'' and "Funkh." 

Khondzi’s formal education in music began at the Tbilisi State Conservatoire. He further honed his craft at the Berklee College of Music and the School of Jazz and Contemporary Music at the New School. Despite attending multiple esteemed institutions, Khondzi never completed a degree, choosing instead to independently continue the path of endless learning and curiosity. 

This nonconformist perspective is reflective of his broader artistic philosophy. He views his art as a means of joy and adventure. Approaching music as a game, Khondzi infuses his projects with a sense of wonder and spontaneity.

He has performed at renowned venues and festivals worldwide, including NYC Winter JazzFest, Birdland, Nublu, Drom, Black Sea Jazz Festival, and Klaipėda Castle Jazz Festival among others. In addition to his own projects, Khondzi has collaborated and played with many musicians and has toured internationally with some of the biggest Georgian artists, including Nino Katamadze, Stephane and Dato Evgenidze. 

He is prolific in his creative output, having composed enough material for multiple albums that are ready to be recorded. His work is characterized by its magnetic quality, inviting audiences into a world of imaginative musical narratives. Some of his compositions are regarded as "Georgian Standards" in Tbilisi's jazz scene.

In 2021, Khondzi released his debut EP "Caucasus". It includes three of his original compositions and features Papuna Sharikadze (piano), Tel Mashiach (bass), Juan Vidaurre (guitar), and Eviatar Slivnik (drums). 

More recently, Khondzi has recorded a duo album with pianist Papuna Sharikadze that is set to be released later this year.