Petros Dragoumis has been an active member of the international music scene for the last 35 years, while having a career rich in collaborations, recordings, television appearances, teaching, writing books, and anything related to musical expression. Born in Edessa, Greece, his love for music was expressed from a very young age in a natural and spontaneous way, starting with the drums, moving on to the guitar, and finally the bass. His life followed its own path, and since he couldn’t resist his destiny, he created an enviable career both in numbers and quality. Even though he started as self-taught due to living in a small town and disconnected from substantial information sources, and even though he had followed from his early steps a strong career path, his love and endless search for learning and progress made him an eternal student and researcher of the art and science of music.
EDUCATION/STUDIES Bachelor in Music Theory from the Macedonian Conservatory, 1998. Studies in E-bass and jazz harmony at the Conservatory of Art G.Fakanas Athens, 1999. Studies in E-Bass and Jazz at the Bass Collective of New York School USA, in 2000, with John Patitucci, Lincoln Goines, Mike Pope and more. Private bass lessons with Matt Garrison. Studied at the Latin Department of the Rotterdam Conservatory CODARTS. Admitted to the Master's program of Latin Department of CODARTS. Seminars with Garry Willis, Jeff Berlin, Anthony Jackson, Mike Stern, Tony Gimorosi, Adam Nusbaum, Roger Sadowsky, Antonio Sanchez, and more.
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES Cooperation with more than 200 artists in music halls, theaters, etc. for more than 4.000 live concerts. 10 world tours in North America, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Europe, and Asia. Member of the State Philharmonic of Thessaloniki. Band member of the Semina’s Digeni tv show “Koita ti ekanes” in Alpha TV channel for 2 years. Band Member of David Nahmia’s TV show “Ihnilates” in ERT national TV channel. Band Member of TV show ‘’Na I efkairia’’of Mega TV channel. Played in music TV shows and voice competitions ''Dream Show'' in Alpha, and ''Fame Story'' of Ant1 TV channel. Recorded , composed, arranged and produced over 200 CD’s (1,000 songs), TV shows, DVD’s, etc. Director of Small Jazz Festival in Athens Producer of the 1st Bass Day of Athens Music Director and Production Manager of Yianni Papastefanou Orchestra New York City Founder and leader of the Jazz Fusion group “Minimal” with which he recorded his first personal CD containing strictly his own compositions. In general, music was always the absolute means of creativity and expression throughout every moment of his life. Petros is a member of the Panhellenic Music Association as a musician, member of AEPI as a composer and lyricist, and the Apollon Association as a studio and TV session player.