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Dimitris Sevdalis is a piano player and composer born in Athens,  Greece in 1976. He started playing music at the age of seven, studied  classical piano and then Jazz piano in Athens. In 1996 he received a  scholarship from the Berklee College Of Music, which he graduated  from in 1999, with a Diploma in Professional Music and honored with a  Magna Cum Laude. 

Upon his return to Greece in 2000, Dimitris joined the world famous  Greek singer Haris Alexiou. In 2005, he released his personal Latin Jazz CD entitled Habana Vieja.  In 2007 he joined the group Palenque Latin All Stars and played with  special guests from New York such as, two times Grammy award  nominee, violinist Alfredo De La Fe, Grammy award nominee  trombonist Jimmy Bosch, etc. Dimitris has also played all over Greece  with Yiorgos Fakanas group and special guests such as, Dave Weckl,  Alex Acuna, Anthony Jackson, Eric Marienthal, Birelli Lagrene, Greg  Howe, Dennis Chambers, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez etc. 

On September 2010 he embarked on a tour in Japan and Korea with  Yiorgos Fakanas Group, Anthony Jackson and Horacio el Negro  Hernandez presenting Anthony Jackson’s first personal CD entitled ”Interspirit.” In 2012 he moves to Paris for a year where he collaborates with  several latin groups of the local scene and playing to festivals and  clubs such as New Morning and Le Baiser Sale. 

In 2015, Dimitris releases his second album entitled Lagrimas Claras  and he also records on the album Utopia Guantanamera of  percussionist Abraham Mansfarroll. A latin jazz album participating  famous cuban musicians from all the world such as Rafael Paseiro,  Yaroldy Abreu, Irving Acao, Carlos Sarduy, Luis Manresa, Inor  Sotolongo etc.

On July 2014 he performs with Dimitris Christopoulos and Rodry-Go at  the Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2016, he joins the Olivier Gato’s Spiritual Warriors Orchestra where  he performs with musicians such as Sam Newsome, Terreon Gully etc. In 2017, he released his third album entitled Melodies from the Other  Side. Currently Dimitris is touring with several groups all over the world  such as YFG feat. Guthrie Govan, Spirtual Warriors Orchestra,  Abraham Mansfarroll and the Dimitris Sevdalis trio.