Stefanos Tsourelis - Oud

Stefanos is originally from Greece, where his musical experience began aged 11 when taught the laouto (Greek lute) by Giorgos Deligiannis. A few years later, he began to learn Asia Minor tunes on the oud, and eventually furthered his learning in Classical Oud with Kuriakos Kalaitzidis in Thessaloniki, Greece. By this time, Stefanos had also begun teaching himself guitar.
Performing professionally on oud and guitar from the age of 17, he has explored and developed his knowledge of many genres including world music - blending traditional Mediterranean sounds and rhythms within his own compositions and others – and also jazz fusion, soul, rock, blues, funk and reggae. In 2005, after gaining experiences and formal qualifications in Greece, Stefanos moved to London where he studied and graduated with a BMus in Popular Music in 2008. He has since performed as a freelance oud and guitar player, and teacher, in a wide variety of venues around London, with both his own jazz trio and a range of other artists – such as Noraay’s Creation Project, the Iota group and Melange Collective.

Joe Browne - Saxophones

Joe Browne is a saxophonist, composer and educator based in London. After completing a degree in Music and English, he continued to study jazz saxophone as a postgraduate at Birmingham Conservatoire and Berklee College of Music in Boston. During this period he was lucky enough to learn from some great saxophone players, including Julian Siegel, Jean Toussaint and Joe Lovano.
On returning from the US he settled in London where he now works as a musician and educator. As well as a healthy schedule as a sideman in various jazz, pop and classical ensembles, his own group, Last Summer’s Tealights, can regularly be heard at venues across London and beyond. He has also enjoyed a stint in Ray McVay’s Glen Miller Orchestra, performed countless weddings and functions and featured on a number of recordings, soundtracks and TV films.
Venues at which Joe has performed include The Royal Festival Hall, The Queen Elizabeth Hall, Fairfield Halls, Wilton’s Music Hall, The Vortex and The 606 Club, as well as international jazz festivals in France, Holland, Denmark and the USA.
Joe started playing with Melange in 2012 and has since become their regular saxophone player, often called upon to combine melodic lyricism with fiery improvised solos.
Joe is also an active teacher and music leader. He regularly leads workshops for the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, The London Philharmonic Orchestra, The Wigmore Hall, Rhythmix, Arts First and Kent Music in various projects, often specialising in improvisation and group composition.

Joe Browne Sax
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Demi Garcia Sabat - Percussion/Drums

Michele Montoli - Bass

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Originally from Barcelona, Demi moved to the UK in 1999 to pursue his ambition of becoming a professional musician. Since graduating from the London College of Music, Demi now works full time as a freelance drummer and percussionist. Demi specialises in Flamenco music, Jazz, Pop...He performs regularly with great musicians such as Alec Dankworth, Nicolas Meier, Kuljit Bhamra, La Tipica, Melange, Flamenco Soul, Jorge Bravo

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