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When:
16/06/2019 @ 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm
2019-06-16T20:30:00+03:00
2019-06-16T22:30:00+03:00
Where:
Vlatos Jazz
Epar.Od. Vlatos-Kameno Selinou 70
Vlatos 730 12
Greece
Cost:
€10
Contact:
Martin Vlatos
6984899530

Vlatos Jazz presents Apostolis Levendopoulos

Apostolos Leventopoulos is a guitarist, currently living in Athens, Greece. He started his musical education at the age of nine, studying piano for about seven years. He later switched on guitar, studying at Synxrono Odeio and Agostini Music School in Thessaloniki. He won a scholarship to attend Berklee College of Music, where he studied guitar with John Thomas, Ritchie Hart, John Pezanelli, Mick Goodrick, Jon Damian, Garrison Fewell, improvisation with Ed Tomassi, George Garzone, Tiger Okoshi, Jeff Galindo, theory and composition with Steve Rochinski, Ken Pullig, arranging with Ben Elkins, Scott Free, and others. He graduated in 2001 (Bachelor in Jazz Performance – Dean’s List), and participated in the group that represented Berklee College at Berklee International Network that same year. He has attended many seminars given by players like Peter Bernstein, Hiram Bullock, Alan Holdsworth, Pat Martino, Pat Metheny, Kurt Rosenwinkel, John Scofield, Mark Turner, Jeff ”Tain” Watts and others. He also has a classical guitar degree.

He has played with many well known greek and international jazz musicians (Sean Corby, Alex Foster, Marek Patrman, Logan Richardson, Rex Richardson, Peter Slavov, Yoel Soto, Dayna Stephens, Erik Vermeulen, Jason Yarde, Giorgos Kontrafouris, Sofia Noiti, Takis Paterelis, Dimitris Tsakas, Dimitri Vassilakis and others), in various jazz, funk, R&B and world music bands, and has performed in festivals and concert halls in various countries, such as

  • Econ Festival 2009 London England
  • International Jazz Meeting 2008 Hrakleion
  • Olympus Festival 2007 & 2006 Pieria
  • Celebration of Jazz Festival 2006 Thessaloniki
  • Oriente Occidente Festival 2005 Trento Italy
  • IX Festival International de Danca Contemporanea 2005 Faro Portugal
  • Mostra Sesc de Artes Mediterraneo Festival 2005 Sao Paulo Brazil
  • European Music Day 2005 Athens
  • Biennale 2004 Lyon France
  • Arts Festival 2004 Singapore
  • Kumanovo Jazz Festival 2004 Fyrom
  • Festival of the Sea 2004 Xalkidiki
  • European Music Day 2004 Athens
  • Dimitria 2003 Thessaloniki
  • Ethnic Festival 2003 Lefkada
  • International Jazz Festival 2003 Ioannina
  • European Jazz Festival 2003 Athens

Some of the bands and musical projects he has been involved with are

  • Afrolab
  • Apostolos Leventopoulos quartet
  • Arlyn Gonzalez band
  • Beatdrop
  • Cinnamon Free
  • Christos Thivaios
  • Desafinados
  • Dimitri Vassilakis quartet
  • Eva Kotanidis and the Apples
  • Funk Wizards
  • George Kontrafouris trio
  • the Grant Green project
  • Group Therapy
  • Groove Move quartet
  • Jazz Collective
  • Jazzcore
  • Jazz-X
  • the Stephane Grappelli project
  • Marakatu
  • Panos Mouzourakis
  • Prime Time trio
  • Rimshot
  • Sofia Noiti band
  • Swingin Strings

Apostolos Leventopoulos has written/arranged and performed music for the following plays

  • ”The Tree”, directed by Chryssa Kapsouli, Dameblanche Theatre Company 2013
  • ”Flanause”, choreographed by Polina Cremasta, Creo Dance Company 2013
  • ”What If / Would You”, choreographed by Polina Cremasta, Creo Dance Company 2012
  • ”Tsexof-Kniper”, directed by Eleni Georgopoulou, Polis Theatre Company 2010
  • ”Travellers Live”, directed by Aris Tsampalikas & Alex Raptis 2010
  • ”Incorrect Me”, directed by Sofia Mavragani, Fingersix 2009
  • ”Swan Lake City”, directed by Konstantinos Rigos, National Theatre of Northern Greece & Oktana dancetheatre company 2002

and performed as a guitarist on

  • ”Rimbaud”, directed by Efi Theodorou, National Theatre 2008
  • ”Little Shop of Horrors”, directed by T.Marsellou & V.Andritsou, Elliniki Theamaton 2007
  • ”Velvet Scratch”, directed by Anastasia Revi, Theatre Lab Company 2007

He has taught guitar and music theory at Giorgos Fakanas music conservatory (2002-2007), Elefthero Odeio conservatory (2002-2008), and a multitude of private lessons. Since 2011 he teaches at Philippos Nakas conservatory, and keeps playing with various bands and projects as a session musician.