Paradise Jazz Festival

Andreas Rodosthenous


Andreas 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, where he recorded two CDs with the famous guitar player Christoforos Krokidis and on one of them Vasilis Papakostantinou is singing. During that time he toured London to play in the Picadilly 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 “Zanyce“.


Andreas Rodosthenous

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, RobVriens, Ulas Aksuenger, and Jasper van Damme started the band “EnaSes” where 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), and Marios Takoushis (piano) were among others, Gilad Atzmon, Christos Raphaelides, and Mete Erker played.
In 2006 October he traveled 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, 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.
June 2015 played in the “15th Athens Technopolis Jazz festival” presenting his cd “Simplicity”.
Andreas now lives in Cyprus, teaching, and playing with local and international bands and musicians.

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