Born and raised in Athens. I have studied the Jazz Soprano Saxophone and attended the whole course of the department of Jazz Music at “athenaeum conservatory…” of Athens. I was taught for a decade by Mr.Silvios Syrros, professor and head of the department, and Mr. Ioannis Papanastasiou. Moreover, I hold the degree of harmony and classical music of “Hellenicon” Marousi Conservatory in Athens, where the director of studies was Mrs. Konstantina Seretaki. I have also attended courses of contemporary jazz instrumentation at the “Contemporary Conservatory of Thessaloniki” with Mr. Manolis Sideridis being the director of studies. I have taken part in many workshops and seminars about the Free Improvisation and Jazz Music and I have been tutored the saxophone by renowned musicians, such as Antoine Roney (tenor saxophone, New Jersey), Mark Mommas (tenor saxophone, New York), Nat Birchall (tenor saxophone soprano saxophone England),David Angol(tenor saxophone soprano saxophone, England), Albert Bager (tenor sax soprano sax from israel).
In my music record journey, the first step was my participation in Harris Lamprakis Quarter ’ album “Meteora”. I am founding member of “Exoria trio” with Christos Yermenoglou at the drums -Petros Damianidis at the double bass -and Nikolas Skordas at the soprano sax tenor sax gaida and tarogato Exoria Trio just started coming forward in the music scene of Greece. Alex Maguire piano and Nikolas Skordas saxophones duet at 22 & 23 November 2016. Recording of the new album called «Ships and shepherds». Coming Soon CD’s Special quest into the album is the musicians: Don Stavrinos: trumpet, flugelhorn Stathis Diamantidis: double bass Being an active member of the jazz music scene in Athens and Thessaloniki, I am working on new sounds, and preparing new ideas and music collaborations, which will soon make their appearance. I’m also musical producer at “Entropia” radio station, broadcasting the radio show called “Monopatia”, since 2015. In this show the auditors can listen to music tracts such as ”free” improvisation music from all over the world, from “all the periods of time».