Zachariades, Sakis : It All Sounds Greek to Me
Sakis Zachariades is one of the current Jazz-fusion guitarists in Greece. He is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between rock, fusion, and modern jazz. He started on guitar while at high school in Thessaloniki, and from 1993 Sakis studied at Musicians Institute of Los Angeles . After his return,formed many bands and played the clubs with all kinds of music. In Greece he is on the faculty at two well Known Music schools in Thessaloniki sharing his knowledge with the current generation of guitarists. He has been also three times awarded in Greece for composing and improvising,from the Makemusic Contest 2004,2005 and the 'Music Powered By Technology 2004'contest. Band Members: Petros Dragoumis Bass He was born in 1966 in Edessa of Greece . He studied Theory and Classical Harmony at the Macedonian Concervatory of Thessaloniki, electric bass at the G. Fakanas Art Music School, and at the Bass Collective of New York where he was taught by John Pattituci, Lincoln Goines,Mike Pope,Matt Garrison and others. He has been working as a professional musician for the past 20 years. His work experience includes : Co operation with over 50 different artists, five world tours with various artists in USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, UK, Belgium, Israel, Cyprus, Germany,and recording in countless LP's and CD's. He is also teaching electric bass at the City Concervatory of Peristeri. Kostas Anastasiadis drums Kostas Anastasiadis is a highly acclaimed jazz fusion drummer. He was borned in Kilkis a small city of Greece . At an early age started playing drums as self -taught and soon enough his talent was obvious to everybody. He attended Musicians Institute in 1992 and graduated as the 'drummer of the year', awarded by the Percussion Institute of Technology. Kostas lived in Los Angeles for several years studying and playing with some of the best musicians in the U.S. Since his return in Greece he is busy giving clinics, recordings,and concerts with many importand Greek and international artists.