Ioannis Vafeas is a professional drummer. He studied Jazz music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA and did his master’s degree in Jazz Studies at the Boston Conservatory.

The years that followed found Ioannis busy in the music industry performing, recording and teaching music. He performs regularly in major festivals, concert halls and prestigious jazz clubs all over the world as a leader or side man. Vafeas attended festivals and Venues in Germany, Poland, England, Lebanon, Greece, Kuwait, Italy, the U.S, Serbia and shared the stage with great artists and Symphony Orchestras. He has numerous collaborations in cd’s, recordings and theatre productions.

Since 2002 Ioannis is teaching Music in public schools. He has been a member of the faculty of private universities in Cyprus since 2009. His credits also include drum seminars on soiling and brush playing in various universities and music schools.

In April 2016 he released his first album entitled “Bridge of Locks” with the IOANNOU/VAFEAS quartet.

Ioannis Vafeas is the Artistic Director of A. VAFEA JAZZ Projects. (

He is endorsing Zildjian Cymbals since 2009.


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