Drummer Ioannis Vafeas was born in Limassol, Cyprus. In 1994
he earned a Bachelor degree from Berklee College and in 1997
a Master’s degree
from the Boston Conservatory. Ever since, he has been an active musician
performing and teaching music. Ioannis
has been a member of many different bands including Michael Messios Symmetry
band, The Petsteppers, The Cyprus Big Band and Café Balkan. Due to these
collaboration Ioannis have traveled through Europe and the Middle East. He shared the stage along with Gilad
Atzmon, Tony Lakatos and Chris Byars to name a few. Last two years Ioannis formed his own band The
Ioannis Vafeas Project and performed in different venues through the island.
The idea behind this is to be able to play music from the classical jazz
repertoire as well as more contemporary music. Thus, the band members and the
instrumentation will change from time to time.