Born: May 1, 1962
Saxophonist, educator and Fulbright Scholar Dimos Dimitriadis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. After studying piano and guitar he started performing with one of the pioneering jazz groups in Greece.
Moving to the US he earned his Bachelor of Music in Performance with honors (Cum Laude) at Berklee College of Music studying jazz saxophone, flute and composition. He later earned a Master of Arts in Music at Bennington College focusing on contemporary composition and fusing traditional Greek music with jazz improvisation.
During his 7 year stay in the US he built his musical skills working with the legendary educator Joe Viola, and the powerful instrumentalists George Garzone, Jerry Bergonzi, and Hal Crook. He has shaped his personal vision for jazz during his subsequent extensive trips to Italy, France and Scandinavia, drawing inspiration from the diverse European cultures and the groundbreaking work of his mentor, the great soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy, as well as pianist Mal Waldron and trumpeter Bill Dixon....
Primary InstrumentSax, alto
Credentials/BackgroundAssistant Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies Ionian University, Department of Music Corfu , Greece http://www.ionio.gr/ Treasurer of the Daily Board International Association of Schools of Jazz http://www.iasj.com/