ALEX DRAKOS QUARTET
The music Jazz is the starting point of the music of Alex Drakos Quartet. Its music also “borrows” from various musical idioms, such as Rock and Pop, as well as electro and even traditional Greek music, and is combined with pre-recorded narratives and poetry. All these combinations along with improvisation result in a story with various “chapters” being autonomous and inter-connected at the same time.
- ALEX DRAKOS | Drums and samples
- DIMITRIS TSAKAS | Saxophone
- DINOS MANOS | Bass
- YANNIS PAPADOPOULOS | Piano and Keyboard
Alex Drakos Ktistakis
Alex Drakos Ktistakis holds a Master’s Degree in Music performance, from the Ionian University of Greece. He has also studied jazz drums performance in Athens. He has participated in the International Association of Schools of Jazz (I.A.S.J.) at Berklee College of music. Studied (private lessons) next to Ron Savage, Ralph Peterson, Lee Pierson, Antonio Sanchez. He has arranged projects that have been performed by some of the most famous Greek music Artists in major concert halls, such as Carnegie Hall (USA), Piccolo Teatro (Milan,It.), Odeon of Herodus Atticus He has composed his debut album entitled “TORA” (Puzzlemusik Records) which is performed by his trio , Alex Drakos Trio. He recently composed and produced his new project for Chamber Orchestra, jazz quartet and choir which is about to be released very soon (Panik Oxygen). He composes music for Theater. As a drummer he has performed with a variety of great musicians worldwide in jazz, latinjazz, funk, fusion-Jazz and Greek music. He is an active recording artist in a variety of music projects on different styles of music. He has been a visiting professor at the Ionian University – Music Department (Faculty of jazz) for six years. He had been a drums instructor at conservatory “Filipos Nakas” of Athens for several years. He is the education Manager in Lab Music Education having under his supervision the modification, development and proper conduct of the curriculum and syllabus. At the same time he teaches drums. He is also the co-owner of Lab Heraklion Music Education. He is an active tv host for a series of music shows for Stavros Niarchos Foundation Caltural Center entitled “Lighthouse Sessions” and has been tv host for the series entitled “Music Dialogs” at Vouli TV.