Christodoulou | Theodoridis | Chytiris
Kostis Christodoulou (piano), Grigoris Theodoridis (double bass) and Stefanos Chytiris (drums) in a concert of free improvisation.
Born in Athens in 1983, Kostis Christodoulou grew up in Sparta where he started to be involved in music by learning rebetika songs, playing classical piano and participating in local rock bands. In 2001, in Athens, his first contact with jazz music began when he took jazz piano lessons from Stavros Lantsias. From 2002 to 2006 he lived in Corfu, where, as a student of the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University, he attended lessons with George Kontrafouris, Dimitris Kalantzis and Demos Dimitriadis. He continued his studies in Helsinki, Finland, at the Jazz Department of the Sibelius Academy (2007-2008). Since September 2008 he lives and works in Athens.
Grigoris Theodoridis was born and raised in the city of Agrinio. He moved to Athens at the age of 17 and studied jazz and classical double bass. He moved to the Netherlands in 2011 to study jazz performance at the Royal Conservatory of The Hague and received his diploma with honors in 2016. Since 2017, he has been travelling and performing at European festivals as well as in New York, Tokyo, Shanghai, London, Copenhagen, etc. He has collaborated with many renowned European jazz musicians – Juraj Stanik, Eric Ineke, Rik Mol, Attila Gyarfas, Thomas Maasz, the latter two being members of his personal trio.
Drummer Stefanos Chytiris was born and raised in Athens. He studied Sound art at Dartigton college of arts in Devon (England). He then settled in New York where he studied and worked alongside the American drummer Michael Carvin. Since then he has been participating in groups of the improvisational scene in New York and Athens while developing personal works in collaboration with Bram De Looze, Luca Rosenfeld, Daniel Carter, Dre Hocevar, Ingrid Laubrock, Todd Neufeld, Pascal Niggenkemper, Billy Mintz, Tony Malaby. The Flux Project – Pyr|n, his first album, was recorded in 2014 and produced by Michael Carvin. In 2017 he released the vinyl Egata with an ensemble of seven musicians. In 2019 he released the album 17 Takes, with pianist Bram De Looze.