- Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Classical Guitar
- World, Ethnic, Jazz
- 900 Precision Flats, R+RM Nickel Rockers, IB20X Infinity Bronze
Makis Ablianitis was born and grew up in Athens.
He is an inspired composer and one of the most important guitar players in Greece. He studied theory, harmony, counterpoint, fugue and orchestration classes with excellent. He concluded his studies at the Berklee Music College of Boston with a scholarship.
The period of his studies at Berklee was decisive for his later course as a musician, because at the same time of his studies, he had the ability to play with renowned musicians of the Boston jazz scene. In 1993 he formed the quartet ‘Jazz Steps’ and in 1995 the group ‘Jazz Crew’. During the period of 1996 - 1998 he was a member of the ethnic group of Michalis Nikoloudis and Omar Faruk Tekbilek, performing at concerts in Greece and abroad.
His debut took place in 1997 with the album ‘FLAME KEEPER’ featuring some of the most prominent Greek jazz musicians. He collaborates with the ‘ARTS DANCE & MUSIC PRODUCTIONS’ in November 1999 and during the three month period he contribute with the very successful BROADWAY shows in Athens.
At his second album 'BAHAR' (2001), collaborated with the world famous Indian flute player, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia (George Harrison, John Mc Laughlin, Larry Corryell, Ravi Shankar, Zakir Hussain) and one of the best Greek singers, Manolis Lidakis. 'BAHAR' soon became a multi platinum album and many songs appeared in many collections all over the world.
In January 2004 together with the famous Greek singer Maria Farantouri, released the album ‘MOSAIC’, featuring: Glen Velez, Fuat Saka, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Ross Daly among others. During the same year he formed the group ‘HOT ORGANIC TRIO’. The trio plays original songs and jazz standards, with the distinctive sound of the guitar, hammond organ and drums.
In December 2004 released the album ‘BAHAR Live Under The Sky’ with songs that were recorded live during his worldwide tour.
Four years later (2008), he released the golden selling cd ‘KISMET’, featuring among others, the Turkish singer Fuat Saka and the master Indian flute player Hariprasad Chaurasia.
In January 2017 he released the album ‘URANOS’, featuring the famous Greek singer Pantelis Thalassinos among others.
Makis Ablianitis has numerous participations in festivals and concerts all over the world and has succeeded his music το have some million views in youtube, while he is also involved with the tuition of jazz and improvisational music. He has an endorsement with Eastman Guitars, S.P.Custom guitars and GHS strings he is using exclusively on live concerts, clubs, recordings and tv appearances.
At this period he performs live with the ‘Guitar On The Go’ group, also represent his ‘Earth Project’ consisted of songs from the ‘Bahar’, ‘Kismet’ cd’s and his late projects ‘Uranos’ and ‘Earthbounds’.