Leandros Pasias

Leandros Pasias was born in Thessaloniki. At the age of 10 he began piano lessons with his teacher Tasos Mantzaris at the conservatory Musicworkshop. Also he took classical harmony and jazz harmony lessons with Jiannis Angelakis at the Modern Conservatory of Thessaloniki.

At the age of 18 he continued his studies at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in the department of jazz piano with professors Karel Boehlee, Rob van Bavel, Hans Vroomans and classical piano lessons with Gert-Jan Vermeulen. Among others, he attended the workshop of the internationally renowned professor Arnold Dooyewerd. In Amsterdam took part in seminars with: Avishai Cohen Trio, Mike Clark, Dominique DiPiazza, Robin Eubanks, Panagiotis Andreou, Hilario Duran Trio, Enrico Pieranunzi, Dennis Mackrel, Miles Okazaki and Jeff Levenson.

He holds a classical harmony diploma (class of C. Tsougras) at the State Conservatory of Thessaloniki and now he is finishing his BA at the Department of Music Studies at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

He has played in big festivals abroad  (Odessa Jazz Fest - Ukraine, Jazz au Chellah - Morocco, Tirana Jazz & World Music Festival - Albania, Radio Plovdiv & Kyunstendil Concert Hall - Bulgaria,  Šumadijski  Jazz Festival - Serbia,  Prilep Jazz Weekend - FYROM) but also in Greece he has appeared in major festivals such as  Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thessaloniki Concert Hall, Athens Technopolis Jazz Festival, Dimitria and Lasaneia .

He has collaborated with great artists such as Nicolas Masson, James Wylie, Ivo Papasov, Haris Lambrakis, Jannis Pavlidis, Kostas Anastasiadis, Dimitris Angelakis, Adrien Losco, Marina Osk, Abhishek Mangla, Socrates Votskos and many others.

Sokrates Votskos Quartet - Sketching the Unknown (Jazzman Records,2019)
Yako Trio - Ode to Yannis (Yako Trio, 2019)