ABOUT

ANDREAS RODOSTHENOUS

Andreas Rodosthenous Bass Ethnic Jazz EnsembleAndreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol , Cyprus in 1977. He started music by playing the electric and acoustic guitar and later the electric bass.

In 1999 he moved to Athens, were he recorded 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. He studied with the great bass player Pieter Douma.

In December 2004 he formed a band and toured in Switzerland along with eight dancers for concerts 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 club, “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”.

June 2008 he played with the dub band “Brass Wood and Wires” at the “Fusion Festival” in Germany”.

In 2010 he played with the Dutch Pianist “Thierry Castel” and drummer George Koulas in the first “Limassol Jazz Festival”.

November 2012 he invited the Dutch trombone player and composer/arranger “Ilja Reijngoud” along with singer “Elizabeth Simonian” to Cyprus, for a presentation of Ilja’s new cd “Around the World”.

October 2014, The 1st Jazz and World music festival in Limassol, CY, where he presented his own original music.

May 2015 he records his first personal works with the title “Simplicity” with Giorgos Morfitis on the piano, Alkis Agathokleous on the ney and Stelios Xydias on the drums. The four of them form the “Andreas Rodosthenous Ethnic Jazz Ensemble” and travel to present it for the first time in the “EUNIC Jazz Festival” in Berlin (DE).

June 2015 played in the “15th Athens Technopolis Jazz festival” presenting his cd “Simplicity” and

Andreas now lives in Cyprus, teaching, and playing with local and international bands and  musicians. Andreas Rodosthenous Bass

BLOG / NEWS

Urban trio featuring Andreas Polyzogopoulos 

Sun 20 – Nov Κάθε φορά που η τρομπέτα του Ανδρέα Πολυζωγόπουλου συναντά τους ήχους των Ανδρέα Ροδοσθένους, Γιώργου Μορφίτη και Στέλιου Ξυδιά, το αποτέλεσμα είναι μια …

3rd Jazz and World Music Showcase

Fri 18 & Sat 19 – Nov – Rialto theater, Limassol. Ξεκινώντας δειλά πριν δύο χρόνια, οι διοργανωτές επιδίωξαν να δώσουν την ευκαιρία σε Κύπριους μουσικούς δημιουργούς …

Funkastic at the AfroBanana Festival

Fri 19 & Sat 20 – August With four different music stages, festival-goers will have the chance to immerse themselves in varied environments, buzzing with captivating beats …

17th Paradise Jazz Festival

Friday 5th – Saturday 6th – Aug     The 17th Paradise Jazz Festival, which will take place in beautiful Pomos Village, at Paradise Place during the weekend …

Funkastic 11 @ Sousami

Sun – 17 July – Sousami A Funky night, a funky time. Live music with Funkastic 11 @ Sousami bar, Limassol Entrance: 5 euro

EP Release “Deep Blue Sea”

Saturday – 9th July – At Ravens Music Hall  

Simplicity

  Η μουσική εξελίσσεται συνεχώς. Πόσο μάλλον η τζαζ μουσική. Έτσι και το Αντρέας Ροδοσθένους Τριο. Με τον Γιώργο Μορφίτη στο πιάνο και τον Στέλιο Ξυδιά στα …

Memories

Andreas Rodosthenous Trio at the 2nd Jazz and World Music Showcase “Memories” performed at Rialto theatre. I’m very happy and grateful to be playing with these amazing …

MUSIC

ETHNIC JAZZ ENSEMBLE

The “Andreas Rodosthenous ethnic jazz ensemble” was formed for the purpose of the recording of his first personal works of original compositions. In the context of a long musical journey, traveling and experiences, what emerged are musical compositions influenced by varied and heterogeneous stimuli.

The input of the musicians of course being the most important influence, since each one of them is free to incorporate his own authentic ideas in the music. Essentially that is where the beauty of interactive music and improvisation lies.

The compositions that will be heard on the first personal recording of Andreas carry sounds that constantly convey memories, tunes and melodies from the East-West and vice versa, both  harmonically and rhythmically.

Band members: Andreas Rodosthenous-fretless electric bass, Giorgos Morfitis-piano, Stelios Xydias-drums, Alkis Agathokleous-Ney.

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