Using the oud and guitar as his vehicle, Stefanos imprints his experiences from Greece and London on his music, taking the audience on an authentic journey that uniquely fuses Mediterranean music with jazz. The collaboration with bass player Dave Jones and drummer Eric Ford allowed the project to creatively evolve to its final form. Currently, the trio presents its debut album “Native Speaker” as well as new material while performing in the UK and abroad, at venues and festivals including the EFG London Jazz Festival, Ealing Jazz Festival, Teignmouth Jazz Festival, the Bulls Head, Jazz Cafe POSK, the Vortex and the Green Note. The second album has been recorded and will be ready for release soon.
“Not for a while have I been regaled with an admixture of musical styles and influences that worked so well in
the interests of what we understand as jazz. It's not what the oud can do for jazz, as it were, but what jazz can
do for the oud. Or vice versa.
Other clubs should book Tsourelis and Co. They won't regret it.”
- Nigel Jarrett, Jazz Journal
“Really enjoying Stefanos Tsourelis’ new record ‘Native Speaker’. It’s beautifully recorded with fantastic
virtuosic playing, great compositions and a real sense of someone bringing something new to the table.
Looking forward to catching them live.”
- Mike Outram
“I’ve enjoyed listening live to Stefanos on so many occasions so it’s great to hear this recording