Mikis Theodorakis, Dionyssis Savvopoulos, Savina Yannatou, Theodosii Spassov, Ara Dinkjian, Arto Tuncboyaciyan and Nikos Kypourgos. He has arranged the music for CD productions of seven famous Greek performers, such as Dionyssis Savvopoulos and Thanasis Papakonstantinou (Melina Kana). His own music is definitely jazz, but also definitely Greek, both with Balkan (his home village is on a big mountain called Kaimaktsalan, in the very north of Greece on the border with FYROMacedonia) and Mediterranean influences. One of the over 40 music productions he participated in as a musician, arranger or composer is his personal Opum Magnum “Nostos”. Another CD production has just been finalized and is waiting to be released. Recent performances with his septet at the Brugge’s Festival and in Rudolstadt had such an overwhelming response from the audience, that it became obvious that his music should have a regular place at the world and jazz music festivals internationally.
The members of the septet (which can become a sextet, quintet or quartet) are all renowned musicians for their skill either in jazz or traditional music or both. KOSTAS THEODOROU TRIO Elsa Mouratidou - Vocal Kyriakos Tapakis - Oud, Mandola Kostas Theodorou - Double-bass, Guitar KOSTAS THEODOROU - Doble Bass, Percussion Born in 1965 and grew up in west Macedonia, Greece. Started with music at the age of 15, playing guitar. In 1983 he moved to Thessaloniki playing with different musicians in several groups as a guitar player and then as an electric bass player. Later, in ’89 jumped to the Double - Bass and by that time, travelling for many years with a mobile house through all central and western Europe making music, learning at the same time many different instruments from different countries. In general, a self taught musician. From the year ’97 he returned to his home village making music and travelling all over the world (U.S.A.-Australia-Argentina….) The last years he has built up his own ensemble featuring prominent musicians from the Greek scene and participating in various festivals. He has worked together with: Mikis Theodorakis, Dionisis Savvopoulos, Kyriakos Sfetsas, Nikos Kypourgos, Michalis Siganidis, Savina Gianatou, Haig Yazdjian, Ara Dinkjian, Arto Tuncboyaciyan, Theodosii Spassov, Vlatko Stefanovski, Tamara Obrovac, Khalil Karaduman, the group �Ashkhabad�, the National Theater of Greece, Frank Kollges, Jaki Liebezeit, Danny Hayes and many others. Has participated in: International Jazz Festival of Thessaloniki Internationale Kunst Aachen International Ethnic Jazz Festival of Athens Brugges Festival Belgium Istra Ethno Jazz Pula Croatia Festival of Ancient Theater of Epidaurus New Jazz Festival, Moers Rudolstadt 2004 Etno Sur 2004 (Spain) and others� Orchestras: �Intermission Orchestra of Koln� �The Balkan Horses Band� and others� DISCOGRAPHY Kostas Theodorou �Nostos� Theodosii Spassov - Kostas Theodorou and Friends �Echotopia� As an arranger in 7 CD�s from famous Greek composers like: Dionisis Savvopoulos �O chronopios� Thanasis Papakonstandinou (Melina Kana) �Tis agapis gerakaris� and �Loot�. As a multi-instrumentalist in over 50 c.d.�s from Greek composers too.
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