Born in Budapest, Yiotis Samaras studied guitar and music at the Conservatory Bela Bartok.
He played with great musician in the Hungarian jazz scene (Tony Lakatos, Fusti Balogh, etc
In 1981 he came to Greece, where he worked as a professional musician with the most important names of the Greek music scene, participating in recordings and concerts. Then he met George Trantalidis and he became a permanent member of his band and appeared with him in many clubs and festivals, playing with renowned Greek and foreign musicians.
In 1992 appear the well-known jazz band PAGE ONE who writes his own story in the Greek jazz scene, with appearances in clubs Diva for two consecutive years and two albums (Page One, Beyond the blue). For four years he was a member of the group. He is currently teaching at the Centre for Music Studies Philippos Nakas.