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AndreasR

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Andreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol , Cyprus in 1977. He started playing music at a very young age, self taught! He started music by playing the electric and acoustic guitar. At the age of sixteen he joined a band and after a short while, the bass player left the band and he started playing the electric bass. At the age of twenty one he started taking lessons with the bass player "Gabriel Karapatakis" where he got his first influences in jazz. Read more on Last.fm
Andreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol , Cyprus in 1977. He started playing music at a very young age, self taught! He started music by playing the electric and acoustic guitar. At the age of sixteen he joined a band and after a short while, the bass player left the band and he started playing the electric bass. At the age of twenty one he started taking lessons with the bass player "Gabriel Karapatakis" where he got his first influences in jazz.

In the year 2000 he traveled to Greece and had lessons from "Yiotis Kiourtsoglou" the famous bass player in Athens! Andreas recorded then two cd's with the famous guitar player "Christoforos Krokidis" and on one of them "Vasilis Papakostantinou" is singing. During that time he toured in London to play in the "Picadilli Theater" with the singer "Michalis Xatzigiannis". In 2003 he took the audition in the Rotterdam 's Conservatory and he was the only one in his year to pass the exam. Since then he studies with the great bassplayer Pieter Douma.

In December 2004 he formed a band and toured in Switzerland along with eight dancers for conserts arranged by the foundation "Janyce". Since then he played in many theaters and jazz clubs in the Netherlands, including the "Bimhuis" in Amsterdam, "Dizzy" jazz cafe, "Theater de Evenaar", "The White Elephant" all in Rotterdam, "Concordia" theater in Enschede and many others.In 2005 he and four others (Thierry Castel, Rob Vriens, Ulas Aksuenger and Jasper van Damme) started the band "EnaSes" were they play eastern traditional music but also original compositions. In September 2006 he played at the "Paradise Place Jazz festival" with the band "Juba", with the English guitar player Philip Pearson, Giorgos Koulas(drums) from Limasol and Marios Takoushis(piano)from Nicosia were among others, Gilad Atzmon, Christos Raphaelides and Mete Erker played. In october 2006 he travelled to Rio de Janeiro for a tour with Annaelis de Jong and the "Jobim project".

In January 2007 he joined the "Andreas Georgiou" Ethnic Jazz trio along with the drummer Rodos Panagiotou. On the 10th of March they played at the "Parafono Jazz" club in athens and on the 24th at the 1A Lauschgift in Berlin, Germany. June 2008 he played with the dub band "Brass Wood and Wires" at the "Fusion Festival" in Germany. Read more on Last.fm.

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