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Samaras Yiotis

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Born in Budapest, Yiotis Samaras  studied guitar and music at the Conservatory Bela Bartok.

He played with great musician in the Hungarian jazz scene (Tony Lakatos, Fusti Balogh, etc

In 1981 he came to Greece, where he worked as a professional musician with the most important names of the Greek music scene, participating in  recordings and concerts. Then he met George Trantalidis and he  became a permanent member of his band and appeared with him in many clubs and festivals, playing with renowned Greek and foreign musicians.

In 1992 appear the well-known jazz band PAGE ONE who writes his own story in the Greek jazz scene, with appearances in clubs Diva for two consecutive years and two albums (Page One, Beyond the blue). For four years he was a member of the group.

He is currently teaching at the Centre for Music Studies Philippos Nakas.

“I met Yiotis Samaras, an old friend of George (Kontrafouris). Yiotis is a great musician. What a pleasure to play with these two fellows, always ready to respond and take you further in your solo ! “ Olivier Temime

"Having played with great musicians in and outside the Greek borders and having taught hundreds of guitar players that currently have a career in Greece and abroad, Yiotis Samaras is One of the best jazz guitar player of the Greek jazz scene"

Last modified on Tuesday, 25 February 2014 12:54

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