Giorgos Krasidis wasborn in Limassol, Cyprus in 1970. At the age of 5 he began playing the piano. At the age of 16 he also starts to play the clarinet, and in three years’ time, he obtains the ALCM and LLCM diplomas from the London College of Music in clarinet performance. Meanwhile, during the same period, he receives a degree in Harmony and Counterpoint from the National Conservatory of Athens. From 1987 to 1989 he served in the music department of the national guard of Cyprus as principal clarinettist, while simultaneously was a member of the Cyprus State Youth Orchestra. He continued his studies in America, where he studied at Berklee college of Music, (tenor saxophone jazz performance) and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (Classical Saxophone Performance) and graduated Summa cum Laude. His teachers where the internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, Dr Keith Young (classical saxophone), Dr Jack Stamp (conducting) and Daniel Perlongo (composition).
As a performer/soloist he has worked with world class musicians and composers such as:
Jim Self, Rex Richardson, Jim Mcfalls, Poogie Bell, Stavros Xarchakos, George Dalaras, Nikos Xydakis.
Giorgos Krasidis is the founder of the Jazzologia Big Band and Cyprus Saxomania Syndicate. Giorgos Krasidis also has a long career as an educator and works with educational institutions such: European University Of Cyprus, Cyprus Government Music Schools, Jazz Education Abroad.
Christmas Jazz Show 2017