Stelios Chatzikaleas

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Stelios Hatzikaleas teaches Trumpet, at Musical Praxis Conservatory.

             

Stelios Chatzikaleas Born (1985) and raised in Thessaloniki, Greece.

In 2005 starts studying the trumpet next to Konstantinos Gravos at the Municipal Conservatory of N. Ionia in Volos, Greece. Has graduated from the Pedagogic department for Primary School Education of the Humanities School at the University of Thessaly in Volos (2007), the Jazz Trumpet Department of Utrecht’s Conservatorium (NL – Bachelor of Music 2011) with Angelo Verploegen as his main teacher, Conservatoire Royal de Bruxelles (BE – Master en Jazz Trompette 2016) and Ionian University (Master of Composition 2021).

He also takes lessons from Kenny Wheeler, Gerard Presencer, Richie Beirach, Hein van de Geyn, Jim Rotondi a.o. Has participated in projects from mainstream and contemporary Jazz music to classical and pop performing in the Netherlands (Vredenburg Leidsche Rijn Concert Hall, Utrecht), Germany (Bb Jazz Club, Berlin), Austria (Porgy 'n' Bess Jazz Club, Vienna), Czech Republic ("Jazz goes to town festival", Czech Radio and Television Concert Hall, Prague), Belgium (Music Village Jazz Club, Sounds Jazz Club, Brussels), Hungary, Denmark, Poland, Cyprus and Republic of Macedonia. Has appeared in almost 20 studio recordings for major and independent labels, collaborating on live performances with almost all the Greek jazz musicians (The Next Step Quintet, Dimitris Kalantzis, Kostas Yaxoglou, Lito Voyatzoglou, Vangelis Katsoulis a.o.) as well as pop major artists (Evanthia Reboutsika, Tania Tsanaklidou, Nena Venetsanou and Pavlos Pavlidis and the B-movies).

He has participated in the "UBUNTU II" project (April 2013) led by the dutch composer/guitarist Marc van Vugt and shared the stage with Sylvain Beuf, Steve Beresford, Michael Occhipinti and Robin Eubanks. With his own quartet has released three albums, “Urban Stories”/ Αnkh (2014) “The Froth on the Daydream”/ Ankh (2017) and “Dignity”/Liberta Music (2021) receiving stellar critics by the press in Greece, Belgium, UK, USA,Poland, Middle East. Has performed in prestigious jazz clubs and festivals in Greece(Half-Note Jazz Club, Onassis Cultural Centre, Greek Jazz Panorama New Generation a.o.). Has represented Greece (among musicians from 14 different European Countries) at the Euroradio Jazz Orchestra 2014, ran by EBU.

From September 2016 – September 2017 was a trumpet teacher at the Edward Said National Conservatory of Music, Birzeit University, in Palestine.

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