Giannis Papadopoulos was born in Athens in 1987. He graduated from the Music High School of Pallini where he participated and / or organized numerous events (Orchestra-Choir-Musical ensembles). He has also participated in small ensembles of the ERT Youth Orchestra. He is a graduate of the Department of Music Studies of the Ionian University-Jazz Piano, with professors: Dimitris Kalantzis, Giorgos Kontrafouris, Dimos Dimitriadis. He has attended seminars with major international jazz artists such as: Dave Liebman, Jonathan Kreisberg, Armen Donelian Jari Perkiomaki, Jukkis Uotila, Sheila Jordan, Chico Freeman, Mark Murphy, Giorgos Kontrafouris, Sami Amiris, Thomas Clausen, Gianni Lenoci. In 2009, he represented the Ionian University at the 19th International Meeting of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) in Lucerne. He has performed numerous concerts in Greece with well-known Greek artists (Takis Paterelis, Dimos Dimitriadis, Giorgos Fakanas, Vasilis Rakopoulos, Alexandros Ktistakis, etc.) and the international jazz scene (JD Walter, Manfred Schoof, Jean-Loup Lognon, Tivon Pennicott etc.) He is a founding member of the Next Step Quintet with whom he has recorded two albums,among other participations on many other groups of the Greek scene. He has appeared at the Athens Concert Hall, Thessaloniki, at the Athens European Jazz Festival (2013,2015), at the Panorama of Greek Jazz at Stegi of the Onassis Foundation (2014,2016,2017), at the jazz festival of Tinos (2009,2013,2014) and Zakynthos 2011, 2014).