Saxophonist/clarinetist Giorgos Krasidis earned both the ALCM and LLCM diplomas from the London College of Music in clarinet performance. Meanwhile, during the same period, he earned a degree in Harmony and Counterpoint from the National Conservatory of Athens. From 1987 to 1989 he served in the Music Department of the National Guard of Cyprus as principal clarinettist, while a member of the Cyprus State Youth Orchestra.
He continued his studies in the United States, where he studied at Berklee college of Music, (tenor saxophone jazz performance) and at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, (Classical Saxophone Performance) earning a Bachelor of Music Degree, Summa Cum Laude.
His teachers were internationally renowned jazz saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, Dr Keith Young (classical saxophone), Dr Jack Stamp (conducting), and Daniel Perlongo (composition). He has performed with artist such as Alex Sipiagin, Jim Self, Rex Richardson, Jim McFall, Poogie Bell, Howie Alexander, OferGanor, Jazzzam, and many more..
In 2001, in collaboration with the well-known double bass player IrenaeosKoulouras and drummer George Koulas, created the Koulouras-Krasidis-Koulas Jazz Trio, an important and innovative jazz group on the island of Cyprus. Their style is a blend of modern, traditional, Mediterranean and ethnic jazz which results in a unique and authentic musical trademark.
GiorgosKrasidis’ career as a jazz educator includes European University Cyprus, Cyprus government music schools and the American Academy – Limassol.