passioned about music accordion player and composer
Thanos Stavridis is one of the most acclaimed Greek musicians with collaborations in both
performances and discography with some of the biggest and most famous singers,
composers and musicians both in Greece and in the Balkans.
Indicatively: Evanthia Reboutsika, Alkistis Protopsalti, George Dalaras, Socrates Malamas,
Panagiotis Kalantzopoulos, Matoula Zamani, Makis Seviloglou, Estoudiantina, Gerasimos
Andreatos, Theodosii Spassov, Petar Ralchev, Vlatko Stefanovski, Saso Popovski, Kostas
Theodorou, Floros Floridis, Pantelis Stoikos and many others.
He is also one of the pioneers of the Balkan scene in Greece, having been a founding
member of historical figures such as North Partners, Cabaret Balkan and now dRom.
In June 2016 Dutch record label Kyklos Records released his first completed album titled
With a Suitcase of Dreams which contains 12 of his orchestral compositions in which a
total of 27 musicians from Greece and the Balkans play. The album has received great
reviews abroad, having airplay in Australia, Argentine and all over Europe. It has been voted
in the 10 best ethnic music records at Barcelona's rutes del so, while it was a candidate in the
category “weltmusik” for the prize of the German Critics' Union.
In January of 2021 he presents his new album Spicy Margarita, which is released by
Artway - Technotropon. A bright album, which marries Balkan music with modern musical
styles. Jazz, rock, latin, brass and strings are mixed with the accordion sound creating a
playful amalgam. It is worth mentioning that «Spicy Margarita» has been voted at #19 for the
top20 best «world music» releases at World Music Charts Europe for the month March.
My Jazz Story
I love jazz because it gives me the freedom to combine music styles from all over the world in order to express myself
I was first exposed to jazz as a music student
The first jazz record I bought was Paquito D' Rivera & Arturo Sandoval "Reunion"