Yorgos Dimitriadis

Yorgos Dimitriadis is a musician born in Thessaloniki Greece. He started playing drums professionally in the 80s in various rock and blues bands in Greece. Later he studied jazzdrums in Boston Massachusets with Bob Moses, Alan Dawson and Gary Chaffee. In 1994 he moved to Paris with a two year residency at the Cité Internationale des Arts with the support of the Greek Ministry of Culture. For the next twelve years he was an active member of the paris jazz and improvised music scene as a sideman and with his own projects (Trikyklo with Stéphane Payen and Philippe Lemoine, Low Pitched with Pierre Badaroux and Romano Pratesi, Tetrachromie with Bruno Angelini and Georgi Kornazov). Meanwhile he was busy touring and recording as a percussionist in various worldmusic groups with Minino Garay et Les Tambours du Sud, Nedim Nalbantoglou 3, Mano Solo and many others.

In 2006 he moved to Berlin where using all the former experience he focused more on improvised music while at the same time he started experimenting with electronics. Current projects include a solo for drums and electronics, the trio GRIX with Antonis Anissegos and Floros Floridis, GLUE with Tom Arthurs and Miles Perkin, ALLIGATOR PEAR with Frank Paul Schubert and Mike Majkowsky and a duo with Tobias Delius.

He has also played among others with Alexander von Schlippenbach, Paul Dunmall, Sirone, Mark Turner, Peter Kowald, Achim Kaufmann, Tristan Honsinger, Harri Sjöström, Nils Ostendorf, Antonio Borghini, Michel Hatzigeorgiou, Clayton Thomas, Sakis Papadimitriou, Günther "Baby" Sommer, Gebhard Ullman, Jan Roder, Daniel Erdmann, Matthias Müller, Edoardo Maraffa, Julie Sassoon, Lothar Ohlmeyer, Peter van Huffel. .. 

Encounter Culture #1: European Non-Jazz

8 Jun 2013 - 20:30

Encounter Culture is a new initiative to open live debate between European cities.

Encounter Culture #1: European "Non-Jazz"

The “European Non-Jazz” theme, with its focus on contemporary life in Paris and Berlin, offers many questions for a potentially controversial debate about the practice of improvised-jazz in Europe.

Musicians:
Axel Dörner - trumpet
Hilary Jeffery - trombone
Benjamin Duboc - double bass
Yorgos Dimitriadis - drums

Participant:
Maxi Sickert - journalist (Die ZEIT, Tagesspiegel, RBB) and expert for jazz and improvised music

Discussion moderator:
Mathias Maschat - musicologist