Loizos Paphitis studied Jazz Guitar Performance at the Ionian University ofCorfu with
Greece’s renowned Jazz musicians Vasilis Rakopoullos andGeorge Kontrafouris.
He also took jazz lessons and participated in seminars
with Olivier Gatto, Richard Smith, Jonathan Kreisberg and Gilad Hekselman.
He has been an active member in the Greek music scene since his university
years leading his own jazz groups and also as guitarist in the funk-group
After graduating from the Unviersity he moved to Athens to play in George Kontrafouri’es Organ Tio, where he had the opportunity to share the stage with some of the best musicians in the Greece and Eurpoean jazz scene such a Dimos Demetriadis (sax), Yiannis Kasettas (sax), Andreas Polyzogopoullos (trumpet), and Petros Klampanis (bass).
In 2011 he moved to England where he earned his Master of Music
Degree in Guitar Performance from Leeds College of Music. Since 2012, has been based in Cyprus where he composes and performs his music with various group arrangements around the local scene and festivals.
In 2013 he participated in a concert with Bantoneon virtuoso Roman Gomez
playing Astor Piazzola’s music. And in 2014, he performed at at the Feggaros Music
Festival where he played his origninal composition with his organ trio. In addition during this year, he joined the Zilla Project, the leading and most promisiing Cyprus blues band, as a bass player.
He is currently working on his debut album with original compositions.