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Andreas Rodosthenous

Andreas Rodosthenous

Andreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol , Cyprus in 1977. He started music by playing the electric and acoustic guitar. At the age of sixteen he started playing the electric bass. In the year of 1999 he started taking lessons with the bass player "Gabriel Karapatakis" where he got his first influences in jazz. Later on he traveled to Greece and had lessons from "Yiotis Kiourtsoglou" the famous bass player in Athens! Andreas recorded then two cd's with the famous guitar player "Christoforos Krokidis" and on one of them "Vasilis Papakostantinou" is singing. During that time he toured in London to play in the "Picadilli 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 "Janyce". 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, Rob Vriens, Ulas Aksuenger and Jasper van Damme) started the band "EnaSes" were 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) from Limasol and Marios Takoushis (piano)from Nicosia were among others, Gilad Atzmon, Christos Raphaelides and Mete Erker played. In october 2006 he travelled 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"


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Personal Details

First Name: Andreas
Year of Birth: 1977
Last Name: Rodosthenous

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