Paxos Festival

Alexandros Ktistakis


Studied modern music and jazz performance in Athens and received his master’s degree in Music Performance with the Music Department of the Ionian University. He has participated in the World Jazz Conference organized by the Berklee College of Music. He has attended private lessons with Ron Savage, Ralph Peterson, Lee Pierson, Antonio Sanchez.

He has collaborated in jazz, latin-jazz, funk και fusion-Jazz with great drummers like  Anthony Jackson, Eric Marienthal, Bireli Lagrene, Tony Lakatos, Bob Francheschini, Brett Garsed, Mark Murphy, Frank Gambale, Mitchel Forman, Alex Foster, Dave Friedman, Bobby Few, Mike Miller, Abram Wilson, Miles Griffith, Greg Beily, Amik Guerra, Soweto Kinch, Denys Baptiste, Jason Yarde, Rex Richardson, Paul Clarvis, Tony Remy, Reiner Witzel, Igor Lumpert, Joel Soto, George Kontrafouris, Takis Paterelis, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Dimitris Vasilakis, Giorgos Fakanas, Antonis Andreou, Dimitris Tsakas, Kostas Baltazanis, Dimos Dimitriadis, Takis Barberis and others.

He has worked with some of the most established Greek artists of Modern Greek music and he has participated in many jazz recordings. He teaches in the Jazz Pathway of the Music Department of the Ionian University, he teaches drums and is the artistic director of Lab Music Education in Athens and Eraklion, Crete. He has also participated in numerous educational seminars of the Modern Music School International (Matthias Webel, Hans-Peter Becker).