Alex Drakos Ktistakis has a Master’s Degree in Music Performance of the Ionian University of Greece
He studied modern music in Athens specializing in drums in jazz performance. He has attended the international jazz schools’ conference IASJ in Berklee College of Music and has taken classes with Ron Savage…. As a drummer, he was worked in jazz, latin-jazz, funk and fusion jazz projects with Anthony Jackson, Eric Marienthal, Bireli Lagrene, Tony Lakatos, Bob Francheschini, Brett Garsed, Dulce Pontes, Mark Murphy, Frank Gambale, Mitchel Forman, Alex Foster, Dave Friedman, Bobby Few, Mike Miller and much more.
Yiannis Papadopoulos has graduated the Ionian University of Greece, specializing in jazz. As a scholar of the department took seminars with important jazz artists such as: Dave Liebman, Jonathan Kreisberg, Armen Donelian, Jari Perkiomaki, Jukkis Uotila, Sheila Jordan, Chico Freeman, Mark Murphy, Giorgos Kontrafoyri, Sami Amiri, Thomas Clausen, Gianni Lenoci. He has also performed in numerous concerts and jazz festivals, along with acclaimed Greek and international jazz artists, like Takis Paterelis, Giorgos Fakanas, Vasilis Rakopoulo, Alexandros Ktistaki, J.DWalter, Manfred Schoof, Jean-LoupLognon, Tivon Pennicott and more. He also founded the Next Step Quintet
Manos Konstantinos began to play the cello at the age of nine. Then he dealt with the electric bass, with professors Kostas Domenikioti and Gioti Kiourtsoglou. He graduated from Ionian University of Greece specializing in jazz bass. From 2012 he lives and works in Athens as a professional musician, and collaborates with various and important Greek jazz musicians, as well as internationally famous artists such as: Ralph Peterson jr, David Kikoski, Tivon Penicott, Manfred Schoof J.D. Walter, Kevin Mahogany, Laurent Maur and Shachar Elnatan. In 2015 he took his distinguished degree in classic bass.