He lived and played in Austria and Holland for a few months in 1992 before settling in Athens where he has been living ever since. Dimitrios Vassilakis, Takis Barberis, George Kontrafouris and Stratos Vougas are only a few of the well known Greek musicians he has worked with.
In his first personal CD under the title "blink", he performs his original compositions and arrangements along with 11 great Greek improvisers combined in various settings and playing styles.
"Multicolored, multileveled, flexible, imaginative, experienced, adventurous and earthly-composed the music of George Polyhronakos managed to turn references, styles and traditions into a party of generous sounds and great mood... creating one of the most complete "proposals" of greek jazz in recent years!
Hitech (magazine) March 2001
Here is some evidence of the colorful greek jazz scene... so it happened that a drummer managed to mold all this variety into a powerful musical act.
Difono (music magazine) Feb. 2001
he expresses himself with such emotion that leaves no doubt about his jazz background nor his class as a player. And it's only his first CD!
Exagram (greek web zine)
despite the fact that he is a rhythm player the first thing that becomes evident is his talent as a composer...
Pop & Rock (magazine) Jan. 2001
a mature CD, definitely one of the more interesting works from the local Jazz scene we've heard recently. G. Polyhronakos composes with obvious talent, in various styles displaying a contemporary approach.
I think that Blink is a very serious musical statement and surely enough a hopeful debut !
Jazz & Tzaz (music magazine)
inspired by the greats, from mainstream to avant garde, George Polyhronakos along with 11 capable Greek colleagues manages to turn into dust a malicious myth which wants drummers unable to make music that can surpass their own musical being !