Paradise Jazz Festival

Petros Varthakouris

About Petros Varthakouris

Petros Varthakouris he was born and raised in Paros island, where he took piano lessons and music theory with Jeffry Carson. At the age of 19 years old comes to Athens and monitor guitar lessons at the Philippos NAKAS Conservatory and jazz harmony with Yiotis Samaras, while working as a guitarist in important groups of the city. His next step is studying double bass in Modern Conservatory of Thessaloniki with Evgenios Politis.
Playing electric and acoustic bass, has has collaborated with well-known artists, like Pantelis Thalassinos, Haris Alexiou, Orpheas Peridis etc. in live performances, recordings and orchestrations. At the same time has a strong presence in the Greek jazz scene (collaborations with Stavros Lantsias, Antonis Ladopoulos, etc.) and participates in Greek and international festivals as a key associate of Vassilis Rakopoulos, Haig Yazdjian.

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