Paradise Jazz Festival

George Krasidis


George Krasidis is a Cypriot Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, composer, conductor, and educator. Krasidis studied at Berklee College of Music, (tenor saxophone jazz performance) and at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (Classical Saxophone Performance) and graduated Summa cum Laude. Krasidis is among the most potent and influential jazz instrumentalists on the island of Cyprus with an active career for three decades. He is the founder and director of Jazzologia Cyprus Big Band and teaches the jazz idiom at the ARTE Music Academy in Nicosia, Cyprus. He is also the Bandmaster of Limassol Municipality Concert Band. He has performed and recorded several albums as a soloist and sideman. Krasidis shared the stage both as a performer and educator with jazz leading figures, including Dr. Gene Aitken, Dave Glenn, Damian Erskine, Denny J. Eupraset, J. Kyle Gregory, Alex Sipiagin, and many others.
Giorgos Krasidids is included in the category of musicians whose long-running collaboration and history with the Paradise Jazz Festival have marked the success of our institution with numerous phenomenal performances. (see below) We warmly thank him for his contribution.


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