Born in Cyprus Famagusta.
1967: Began classical guitar
studies with the Professor of The Music Academy of London
1975: Founded the Blues-Rock
band "LIQUID BRONZE".
1978-1986: Studied classical
and contemporary harmony, counterpoint, fugue with composer
Dimitris Dragatakis and classical piano with Tasoula Papafilipou.
Studied traditional music instruments: sitar, shahnai, percussion,
African sanza, Cretan mandoura.
Various meetings with the Indian musician Ustad Zamir Ahmat
Gave concerts in various jazz clubs in Greece, Cyprus and
Collaborated with the following musicians Minas Alexiadis,
Dimitris Zafirelis, Giannis Floros, Vasilis Papavasiliou,
1982: Experimented on his
first 16string guitar invented entirely by him. Tried various
tunings and multi-rhythmic techniques.
Took part in the album "Filosies" by guitarist Dimitris
1985: Integrated with the
jazz band "Notes" with George Zikogiannis (bass),
Nikos Touliatos ( percussion), Vasilis Baxenakis (guitar)
1986: Experimented with 13,
14 and 15 string guitars of his own design, materialized by
luthier Leonidas Vrachatis.
Took part in the album of Kiriakos Sfetsas "The night
Took part in the free improvisation band "Anatolikos-Ditikos
Anemos" (East-West Wind) with the following musicians:
Dimitris Maragopoulos, Savina Gianatou, George Hatzimichelakis,
Vasilis Stamatiadis, Thimios Papadopoulos.
Collaborated with the composers-musicians Vagelis Katsoulis,
Kiriakos Sfetsas, Michalis Grigoriou and Dimitris Maragopoulos.
Experimented in various types of composition of organized
and non-organised - improvisation.
1987: With Kostas Gianoulopoulos
as producer, the record label "Praxis" publishes
his first personal record called "Spatial Trembling"
which consisted of his own compositions.
Created the Contemporary Jazz Band "Sanza" with
the following musicians: Dimitris Karaganis (brass-wind),
Takis Velianitis (bass and violin), Takis Heliotis (percussion-drums).
1988: Studied Byzantine music
at the Simonas Karas College with Byzantine first chanter
Experimented in the use of microtonal intervals on a fretless
Took part in the jazz festival "Praxis" along with
the German origin jazz singer Monika Linges and pianist Minas
Composed the song "Let's go to Africa" in the album
"Sounds of Winter" (Ichi tou Chimona) whose royalties
were given to the detox centre "Ithaki".
Took part in the album "Whispers of Immorality"
by Vagelis Katsoulis.
1989: Collaborated with the
Hungarian guitarist Szabo Sandor.
Gave concerts in three cities in Hungary.
1990: Founded along with the
musicians George Hatzimichelakis and Vasilis Stamatiadis the
Ethnic Band "Hermae". Published the album "Hermae".
Produced his personal album "Talisman" with his
own compositions and with the artists Dimitris Karaganis (flute,
ten.sax), Takis Velianitis (violin) and Takis Cheliotis (drums).
Organised the jazz section in "The Municipal Concervatory
of Patras" where he teaches guitar, improvisation and
1992: Took part in the International
Festival of Alternative Theatre in Szeged-Hungary by improvising
on three plays of Samuel Becket with director and performer
1993: Took part as honoured
guest in the Buenos Aires Festival called "Mardel Jazz
Festival". Collaborated with the following musicians:
Eliezer Freitas Santos (percussion), Concecao Soares (percussion),
Isa Soares (dance) from Bahia - Brazil. Alesandro Santos (flute),
Carlos Washington Rivero (percussion), Rubben Carrasco (Indian
flutes and percussion), Quique Sinesi (guitar), Gustavo Paglia
Pandoneon and Marcello Garcia (drums) from Argentina.
1994: The English label "Thema
Records" published his personal album "Modus Vivendi"
with compositions for 16 & 15string guitars, electric
guitar, soprano saxophone and flute.
Took part in the album "Diplochromia" of Kiriakos
Sfetsas with the following musicians: Vasilis Soukas, George
Fakanas, Takis Farazis, David Lynch, Nikos Touliatos.
1995: Composed the music
for the theatrical play "September Moons are Red"
- "Klitemnistra". Script and choreography writer:
Angelas Lyra. Director: Vasilis Lagos
1996: Gave three concerts
in Moscow in the theatre of the Russian director Anatoli Alexandrovich
Vasilief and in "The house of the painters of Russia",
with performers Vasilis Lagos and Angela Lyra.
1997-98: Integrated with the
German ethnic- jazz band "Embryo". Composed and
recorded the music for his new CD "Vananda" with
the following artists: Eberhard Weber (bass), Savina Giannatou
(vocals), Floros Floridis (soprano saxophone), Kora Mikaelian
(piano) and the Symphonic Orchestra of Gerevan- Armenia. The
CD was published by the record company "Libra Music".
1999: Founded the jazz - fusion
band "Trias" with George Palamiotis (electric fretless
bass), Nikos Kapilidis (drums).
Took part in the Cyprus International Festival "Jazz
Music Days" in memory of pianist Nicolas Economou with
the jazz - trio "Aeora" comprised of Minas Alexiadis
(piano) and George Kalogeropoulos (percussion).
2000: Recorded two CDs with
"Trias' " using his own compositions of electric
- jazz style.
Gave concerts with bass player Eberhard Weber, which combined
compositions by both.
2001: Gave solo concerts in
cathedrals in Germany ( Weissenfels, Museum of Modern Art
of Munster, Fallinbostel, the A-trane Jazz-club in Berlin).
2002-03: Gave solo concert
in Leissling - Germany with his compositions for the 16string
acoustic and fretless electric guitar, woodwind instrument
pithkiavli, African sanza and two performers. He also wrote
the choreography for four of his eight compositions. The royalties
of the concert went to renovate two castles and the church
organ of J. S. Bach all situated in the vicinity of Leipzig.
Composed and recorded his new CD "Asate" with "Libra
Music" with the artists: Airto Moreira (percussion),
Eberhard Weber (bass), Savina Giannatou (vocals), Haris Lambrakis
(caval). Integrated with the German European jazz band "A
European Story" with the musicians: Eberhard Weber (5string
electric double bass), Rainer Bruninghaus (piano & keyboards),
Reto Weber (drums & percussion).
2004: Founded the band "Andreas
Georgiou Ethnic Jazz Quartet" with Dany Adamopoulou (vocals),
Peter Bockious (double bass), Panos Economou (drums). Gave
concerts in Cyprus and at "Bray Jazz Festival" in
2005: Recorded his new CD
"Famagusta" recomposing Cypriot traditional dances
and songs with musicians: Christine Pieri (vocals), George
Maglaras (violin), Andreas Papas (percussion), published by
Founded the band "Andreas Georgiou Ethnic Jazz Quartet"
with the musicians: George Krasidis (soprano sax), Dany Adamopoulou
(vocals), Irineos Koulouras (bass), George Koulas (percussion).
Gave concerts in Greece and Cyprus. Took part in "Paradise
Jazz Festival" performing his own compositions. Participates
in the "European Jazz Trio" with Michael Hornstein
(alto saxophone) and Peter Bockius (double bass). Gave concerts
along with this group in Athens and Patras subsidised by the
"Goethe Institute". Gave a solo concert in Weissenfels
- Germany, the loyalties of which were used to renovate various
rare artefacts of the area.
Changed the dynamics of the band "Andreas Georgiou Ethnic
Jazz Quartet" by using the following musicians: Dany
Adamopoulou (vocals), Dimitris Frosinis (bass), Nikos Kapilidis
2006: Composed entirely different
style compositions influenced by African cultures which are
performed in the concert hall of "Ethousa Filon of Megaron
Mousikis" in Athens with the following quartet: Andreas
Georgiou (15, 16string acoustic, electric, classical and fretless
electric guitars), Paul McCandless (soprano saxophone, oboe,
English horn, bass clarinet), Eberhard Weber ( 5string double
bass), Mark Walker (drums, percussion). Participates in the
trilogy "Wenn die Baeume sich erinnern", composing
and performing the music, with poetry and the exhibition of
paintings, with the trees as the main subject, which took
place in Passionskirche - Berlin. Andreas Georgiou (fretless
electric guitar, African sanza, Indian flute), Artemis Halkidou
(recitation) and Hulusi Halit (paintings).
Gave five concerts in Munich with Peter Bochious (double bass),
Michael Hornstein (alto saxophone), which were recorded by
the "Bavarian radio". Gave concerts at the "Gasteig"
of Munich. Improvised on a 50-minute video-art of Sylvia Henze.
Collaborated with the musicians: Ramesh Shotham (Indian percussion),
Michael Klapakis (percussion), George Psirakis (alto saxophone).
Consert at Petras Theatre for the local international festival.
2007: Produced and published
his new CD "Jua Ni Juu" with Paul McCandless (soprano
saxophone), Eberhard Weber (5string electric double bass),
Mark Walker (percussion), Andreas Georgiou (16string, 15string,
classical, electric and fretless- electric guitars).
Gave two concerts in Germany (Berlin, Braunschweig) with the
electric-ethnic-jazz trio to celebrate 50 years of European
Community. The following musicians participated: Andreas Rodosthenous
(electric bass), Rodos Panagiotou (percussion).
2008: Upon his order, Angela Waltner, the well-known German guitarmaker, constructed the eight-string classical guitar, the model of which bears his name.