Sunday, March 8, 2009

Giorgos Katsaros

Giorgos Katsaros (Greek: Γιώργος Κατσαρός) (born 7 March 1934 in Corfu) is a famous Greek musician and composer. He plays the alto saxophone. He made a variety of recordings, collaborating amongst others with Greek musical composers, such as Yannis Theodoridis and Mimis Plessas.

In 1972 he wrote the music for Alekos Sakellarios' I Komissa tis Kerkyras (Greek: Η κόμησσα της Κέρκυρας) (The Countess of Corfu).

He is the most important representative of the "blue song" and the favourite of Greek right-wing metapolitefsi. He composed the anthem of junta.

Today he is the vice mayor of Athens, elected with the Greek right-wing party.

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