MY LATEST TRACKS
Athens born, London based since 2014; Maria has been participating actively in UK’s music scene with numerous projects including Tomorrow’s Warriors Female Frontline, jazz-latin band Colectiva, Grand Union Youth Orchestra and hip- hop artist Shunaji. She co-founded the electronic duo Supermodels and leads her own Jazz Quintet. Maria’s current focus is on original compositions and the upcoming release of her first EP. Her music is influenced by cinematic themes whilst pushing the limits of improvisation within the jazz idiom. Maria’s classical music background, Greek origins and world, folk and latin influences, all meet the jazz tradition in a unique way.
Maria has performed so far in Jazz Cafe London, Southbank Centre, Hootananny Brixton, Canteen Bristol, Eastside Jazz Club Birmingham, Alley Palley, Wilderness Festival and Torstrassen Festival Berlin, while she has shared the stage with G.Crosby, Daniel Rollins, James Morton and Tim Berne. She is currently studying towards her Jazz Masters of Music, following a scholarship offer at the Royal Conservatoire of Birmingham.
For the past decade Maria has been taught and mentored by Liam Noble, John Turville, Mark Williams, John O’ Gallagher, Percy Pursglove, Tim Berne, Barry Harris, Gary Crosby, Peter Edwards, George Kontrafouris, Cecilia Stalin, Sara Colman, Tomorrow’s Warriors, and Grand Union Youth Orchestra.