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Theo Kapilidis , guitarist and composer, Zurich (Switzerland) , was born in Greece. He was fortunate to grow up in a very musical family . During his childhood he spent much time in a record store of his father , which he came into contact with jazz early on. At the age of twelve years, Theo was playing the piano and devoted himself mainly to the guitar. The five-year jazz studies at the Swiss Jazz School in Bern (CH ) , he finished successful at age of 25 . After graduating gave Theo countless jazz concerts and participated in a variety of other projects . In 1985 he returned to his hometown , where he worked as a studio musician and has taught at the Synchronous Conservatory of Thessaloniki. First recordings were made simultaneously with the electric jazz trio. Since his return to Switzerland in 1991 Theo has worked with many famous jazz musicians. These include, among others, John Voirol , Heiri Känzig, Rätus Flisch , Michael Zisman , Matthieu Michel,Herbie Kopf,Daniel Schenker,Chris Wiesendanger,und Tony Renold. He also played in various bands together with renowned artists such as Manny Boyd, Danny Heyes , Keith Copeland , Johnny Vidacovich. Theo currently teaches at the Zurich University of the Arts. As a bandleader , he recently took on two new CDs :

“Bright Shadows” and ''Inside views''

feat. Will Winson Sax, Glenn Zaleski piano,Rick Rosato bass, Colin Stranahan Drums.

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'' Truly a talent deserving of wider recognition, Theodoris Kapilidis is a remarkably accomplished guitar-composer who, at age 53, stands on the verge of international recognition. Bright Shadows should push him over the top.'' – Bill Milkowski

'Theo Kapilidis. has assembled a stellar group on this great recording. Check out this imaginative player and his wonderful tunes!” - Jonathan Kreisberg

When Theo touches the Guitar the music dances - Johny Vidacovich


Album Inside Views  by Theo Kapilidis

Inside Views

Unit Records

Behind The Shade

Behind The Shade

Theo Kapilidis
Inside Views

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