Giorgos Klountzos-Chrysidis


Giorgos Klountzos-Chrysidis was born in Thessaloniki in 1991.

He began his studies in 2001 at the Modern Conservatory of Thessaloniki under theguidance of Costas Pagonidis.

In 2008, he moved to France to continue his studies at the Conservatoirede Nice. During this time he participated in well-known festivalssuch as Nice Jazz Festival, Nuits du Sud and more.

In 2013 he participated in the Jazz à Vienne festival. He had the opportunity to meetthe American drummer Leon Parker, who encouraged him to move toParis to attend private lessons with him over the next twoYears.

In 2016, he traveled to New York for the first time. It was a defining moment ofcareer as he participated in the quartet of saxophonist Diego Rivera fora series of performances in Detroit, Michigan. He also had the opportunity tocollaborated with the famous pianist Xavier Davis.Throughout his stay in the United States, he attendedlessons by Rodney Whitaker and Randy “Uncle G” Gelispie at Michigan’s StateUniversity.

He had the opportunity to work with musicians such as Xavier Davis, Ricky Ford,Nicolas Masson, Diego Rivera, Craig Bailey, Baptiste Herbin, Marc Abrams, PantelisStoikos, Antonis Anissegos, David Lynch, ZiadRajab, Ivo Papasov etc.

Country: Greece