SongVault Artist Profile
Jazz / Classic Jazz
Antonis Ladopoulos was born in Athens Greece. In 1990, he earned a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Studies and Performance from William Paterson University of New Jersey, after attending its highly accredited Jazz Studies Program led by Jazz legend Rufus Reid.
Upon the completion of his studies he received a Graduate Assistanship along with a full scholarship from Eastern Illinois University.
Moving to Illinois, he spent two years studying and working as a teaching assistant in the Jazz Program, led by Alan Horney and Henry Butler. During that time, he performed on various occasions as a member of the Henry Butler Quartet.
In 1991 he earned an exceptional performance award at the Notre Dame Jazz Festival.
He graduated in 1992 with a Master of Arts Degree and moved back to Greece.
Since then, he has been leading his own groups and teaching the Jazz idiom in the greater Athens area. He has performed all over Greece, both with his own group and as a featured soloist.
His personal discography includes 4 albums. He has appeared in numerous commercial recordings with various pop artists, as well as a soloist with the National Radio Orchestra.
His quartet was featured in the celebrational events of the 2004 Olympic Games.
Antonis Ladopoulos is highly acclaimed as an educator. Today, some of his former students are among the top music professionals in Greece.
He is the co-founder of Muse.gr music institute & record label and the creator and co-director of Muse Festival one of the most prestigious yearly Jazz festivals currently taking place in Greece.