Piano - Organ - Fender rhodes - Hammond - Clavinet and whatever you need for your project.
ASTERIOS PAPASTAMATAKIS studied classical piano until the age of 19 and then attended Berklee
College of Music, from which he graduated with a diploma in Commercial Arranging. While there, he
studied jazz piano improvisation with Jerry Berconzi, arranging with Donny Nolan, jazz piano with John
Arcaro and jazz harmony with Jeff Friedman.
In his 25- year career as a professional piano-keyboard player, he has formed his own bands and
played with numerous famous Greek artists like Socrates drank the conium, Basilis Papakonstantinou,
Eleni Vitali , Vasilis Lekkas, Giannis Vardis, Eleni Peta, Haig Yazdjian, Yiannis Spathas and explored
different musical styles.
He has been the hammondist of choice for visiting artists from the US and Europe such as Richard
Smith, Tasha's World, Alex Foster and Kory-Clarke.
His composition ''Burn Out'' was included in George Kollia's (one of the best metal drummers in
the world) internationally distributed instructional dvd "INTENSE METAL DRUMMING''.
In 2012 he performed at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club during the London Jazz Festival.
He has being a music teacher in various music schools and clinician within the past 18 years. He
taught music theory, harmony, jazz piano and ensembles at “Filipos Nakas Conservatory” to native
students and exchange Berklee students.
He teaches systematically students from all over Greece and abroad
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Asterios Papastamatakis
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: blues is my main thing ..something that i know very well and played live many years , together with funk - rock and other genres
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I believe that most of the times i can understand and 'deliver' what the song needs from me and i never overplay or try to show my chops.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: i ask the track that i have to record on , record - send a 30''demo and if everything ok i export and send the recording .. usually i deliver same day or next day
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I record with a Nord stage 3 and a Nord C2d organ, I use cubase and an RME sound card.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Herbie Hancock, Cory Henry, Joey DeFrancesco
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I'm recording Hammond Organ / Fender Rhodes / Piano / Clavinet on pop-funk-blues tracks