Andreas Rodosthenous was born in Limassol ,
Cyprus in 1977. He started music by playing the electric and acoustic guitar
and later the electric bass. In 1999 he moved to Athens, were he recorded two
cd's with the famous guitar player Christoforos Krokidis and on one
of them Vasilis Papakostantinou is singing. During that time he
toured in London to play in the Picadilli Theater with the singer
In 2003 he took the audition in the Rotterdam 's Conservatory and he was the only one in his year to pass the exam. He studied
with the great bass player Pieter Douma.
In December 2004 he formed a band and toured in
Switzerland along with eight dancers for concerts arranged by the foundation
"Janyce". Since then he played in many theaters and jazz clubs in the
Netherlands, including the "Bimhuis" in Amsterdam, "Dizzy"
jazz club, "Theater de Evenaar", "The White Elephant" all
in Rotterdam, "Concordia" theater in Enschede and many others.
In 2005 he and four others (Thierry Castel, RobVriens, Ulas Aksuenger and Jasper van Damme) started the band
"EnaSes" were they play eastern traditional music but also original
In September 2006 he played at the "Paradise Place Jazz
festival" with the band "Juba", with the English guitar player
Philip Pearson, Giorgos Koulas (drums) and Marios
Takoushis (piano) were among others, Gilad Atzmon, Christos
Raphaelides and Mete Erker played.
In October 2006 he travelled to Rio de Janeiro
for a tour with Annaelis de Jong and the "Jobim project".
June 2008 he played with the dub band “Brass
Wood and Wires” at the “Fusion Festival” in Germany. In 2010 he played with the Dutch Pianist
Thierry Castel and drummer George Koulas in the first “Limassol Jazz Festival”.
November 2012 he invited the Dutch trombone
player and composer/arranger Ilja Reijngoud along with singer Elizabeth
Simonian to Cyprus, for a presentation of Ilja's new cd “Around the World”.
October 2014, The "1st Jazz and World
music festival" in Limassol, where he presented his own original music.
May 2015 he records his first personal works
with the title “Simplicity” with Giorgos Morfitis on the piano, Alkis
Agathokleous on the ney and Stelios Xydias on the drums. The four of them form
the “Andreas Rodosthenous Ethnic Jazz Ensemble” and travel to present it for
the first time in the “EUNIC Jazz Festival” in Berlin.
June 2015 played in the “15th Athens
Technopolis Jazz festival” presenting his cd “Simplicity”.
Andreas now lives in Cyprus, teaching, and
playing with local and international bands and
Andreas Rodosthenous website