Gabriel  Karapatakis






     Gabriel Karapatakis was born in Limassol, Cyprus in 1968. He studied music at Mannes College, New York 1989-1990 and at Rotterdams Conservatorium 1995-1999, (BA of music). In The Netherlands he performed with various professional Latin- Brazillian Jazz bands and renowned artist like Annelies de Jong, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Ben van den Dungen, Marc Bishof, Chris Strik. In 2002 he performed with the Cyprus State Orchestra. He worked with renowned Greek singers/composers G.Dalaras, V.Lekas, K.Makedonas, G.Hatjinasios, M.Tokas and with the worldknown singer Deborah Mayers. He performed in Lebanon with Margarita Zorpalla, in Sidney Koullis Theodorou, in London (Theater Palace) with Marios Fragoulis and in Serbia with "Kyprogeneia". He is a founding member of the Jazz band «Ambodis quintet»
    He is a member of the Jazz-Funk band "Uptown beat", "Cyprus Bigband" and "
Andreas Georgiou Ethnic Jazz Trio". He is featured in various CD’s. As a composer he composed music for TV, documentarys ''Troodos the green heart of Cyprus'',  ''The church of Ayion Kirikos and Iulitti'', Agia Skepi ''Thelo na xanagino anthropos'', ''Ledra sreet''and for Lefkosia Youth ballet Dance Performance.  As a teacher he taught bass guitar at Intercollege, ARTE Music Academy and now at Nicosia University.
Along  with
Marios Takoushis they formed the “Takoushis Karapatakis Quartet” and they recorded their first album "Sympnoia" which they presented on the 10th Paradise Jazz Festival.  Gabriel also apeared on the 9th with "Andreas Georgiou Ethnic Jazz Trio"




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