Born in Lamia, Greece in 1981, Antonis Andreou studied trombone, piano, and music theory at the local music school and later went on to earn his degree from the Athens’ Conservatory “P.Nakas.” He performs internationally with numerous groups in a variety of genres, leads his own jazz quintet, was a member of the European Jazz Orchestra 2008 and since 1999 has served as the lead trombonist of the Athens Big Band. He is a trombone teacher since 2007 at the Art Music School Y.Fakanas.
Antonis has studied in with Marc Nightingale, Jiggs Whigham, Wycliffe Gordon, Jonas Bylund, Ingemar Roos and Scott Hartman among others. He has toured and recorded with several artists, bands and orchestras including: the Symphonic Orchestra of Athens, Camerata string Orchestra, Olympic Games Orchestra 2004, Anthony Jackson, Horacio el Negro Hernandez, Dennis Chambers, Dave Weckl, Yiorgos Fakanas group, Mike Stern, Bob Franceschini, Tony Lakatos, Alex Foster, Jeff Tain Watts, Jeff Boudreaux, Mark Abrams, Jason Yard, Brett Garsed, Amik Querra, Jimmy Bosch, Rex Richardson, V Dimartino, Doretta Carter, Gloria Gaynor, Mikis Theodorakis, Dionisis Savvopoulous, Anna Vissi, E. Arvanitaki and many more…
Antonis joined Pink Martini in 2013, and is responsible for the killer whistling solo on “Pata Pata” on Je dis oui!