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Tassos Spiliotopoulos

Originally from Athens, Greece Tassos Spiliotopoulos lived in London for over twelve years and since 2013 is based in Stockholm, Sweden. While in London Tassos quickly became a part of the UK Jazz scene and worked with many of the country's top musicians. He also studied at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama (Mmus) and Trinity College of Music (Bmus, Hons).

Since the very beginning of his time in London Tassos has been touring with his own bands as well as numerous other creative projects, performing in clubs and festivals in over 15 countries in Europe, America and Asia. He has worked with artists such as Kenny Wheeler, Gary Husband, Asaf Sirkis, Dimitri Vassilakis, John Parricelli, Mike Outram, John Etheridge, and more.

In 2005, Tassos formed a quartet with three of the most talented musicians he has been playing with, Asaf Sirkis, Robin Fincker and Yaron Stavi. The idea was to create a fresh sounding, contemporary group that combines lyrical, extended-form compositions with high energy improvising. The Quartet's first album 'Wait For Dusk' was released by Konnex Records in 2006.

Tassos' second album 'Archipelagos' was released in 2010 on F-IRE records and featured special guests Kenny Wheeler and John Parricelli. The album was warmly received by the international music press praising Tassos' distinct guitar style and unique compositional approach.

2016 marks a new collaboration between Tassos and Swedish musicians Örjan Hultén, Fredrik Rundqvist, Palle Sollinger and the release of the new album 'In the North'

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’’..arising from eclectic influences, this is original music for concentration, absorption and enjoyment.’’ (London Jazz News)

“Compelling guitarist Spiliotopoulos creates dark, modal jazz... a band and a guitarist to watch out for.” —Time Out, London

“...Guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos, a six-string shredder clearly influenced by Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin, flaunts some impressive chops...” —Bill Milkowski, Jazz Times

“...Tassos Spiliotopoulos developed his melodic originals into a lucid flow of elegant ideas.” —Evening Standard

“...In the sound of excellent Jazz guitarist Tassos Spiliotopoulos we hear fusion masters such as Allan Holdsworth, Scott Henderson and John McLaughlin, as well as younger important players such as Kurt Rosenwinkel and Ben Monder.” — Jazz & Tzaz Magazine

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Discography

In the North

In the North

Anelia Records
2016

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Archipelagos

Archipelagos

F-IRE Records
2010

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Wait for Dusk

Wait for Dusk

Konnex Records
2006

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Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor)

Ποιμενικόν (Shepherd's Minor)

Tassos Spiliotopoulos
In the North

The Quest

The Quest

Tassos Spiliotopoulos
Archipelagos

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