Dimitris Christidis was born in 1980 in Khartoum, Sudan, to Greek parents. He grew up in different regions of the world and graduated in England from the University of Hull with a B.S.c. in Information Management. After studying music at the London College of Music, Dimitris moved to Berlin in 2002 and has been working as a freelance musician and teacher ever since. Since 2015 he has been the managing director and artistic programmer of Zig Zag Jazz Club GmbH in Berlin.