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Laboratory of Music Acoustics and Technology


PhD Candidate (Music Technology, Dept. of Music Studies, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens). He studied Mathematics (University of Crete, Mathematics Dept. in Heraklion). He holds an FLCM Diploma (Fellow of London College of Music) in Jazz Performance (Piano), ΜΜus in Jazz Performance (Piano) (London College of Music) with distinction and Master's Degree in Music Technology (Dept of Music Studies, N.K.U.A.) with Distinction (grade 9.95/10). He has been a faculty member of the American College of Greece (Deree) since 2014. He is one of the best-known and well-respected jazz pianists in the Greek jazz scene, both as a performer and as a teacher. He has been the pianist of the Big Band of the Municipality of Athens (Athens Big Band) since 2000, and M.D. since 2016. Ηe has shared the stage with some of the best-known artists of the international and Greek jazz scene (including Arild Andersen, Bobby Shew, Markus Stockhausen, Ralph Peterson Jr., Chico Freeman,  Gilad Atzmon, Patrice Heral, Rex Richardson, Jean Loup Longnon, Antonis Ladopoulos, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Takis Paterelis, Yiotis Samaras, Christos Rafailides, George Kontrafouris, Yiotis Kiourtsoglou etc.) as well as various artists of the Greek music scene (S. Rouvas, El. Paparizou, N. Bofiliou, P. Baltatzi etc.). He is a founding member of NUKeLEUS (Yannis Stavropoulos on drums and Periklis Trivolis on bass), Phos Duo (Antonis Ladopoulos, saxophone), as well as a bandleader in various groups that he formed (Sami Amiris group was featured in S.G.T. on 2013 with Rex Richardson, Antonis Ladopoulos, Periklis Trivolis, Spyros Panagiotopoulos) buty also as sideman in many groups with some of the best-known artists in the Greek Jazz scene (Antonis Ladopoulos, Takis Paterelis, Nikos Kapilidis and the Jazz Utopia, Vasilis Rakopoulos etc.), with numerous recordings to date. He has done many transcriptions and arrangements for many different instruments and ensembles, ranging from solo to saxophone quartet, string quartet, a host of different small and medium groups up to big band or symphony orchestra. The makers of the 'Genius Jamtracks' application have created a series of video lessons where he explains both the use of the application as well as the various rhythmic problems that it helps with. His interests include, apart from purely artistic subjects like composition, arranging or performance, the general subject of rhythmic theory and practice with emphasis on polytemporality and polyrhythms, use of mathematics in music creation and performance and mathematical musicology.