Floros Floridis

Floros Floridis is a musician and composer. He studied classical clarinet and is currently one of the most important names in jazz in Greece. His main interest is in improvised music. In 1984 he started up the “Festival of Jazz and Improvised Music of the Municipality of Thessaloniki”, which he ran for seven more years. He released more than 30 albums and has produced with musicians such as Okay Temiz, Nicky Skopelitis, Peter Kowald, Paul Lytton, Paul Lovens and Phil Wachsman. He has founded several international jazz groups – for instance the Black Sea Orchestra, the Inter-Balcanic Orchestra and the Florina Brass Band, and was a long-standing member of the Greek music group Chimerinoi Kolimvites (“Winter Swimmer”). As well as making music, Floridis has been concentrating on composing music for film, theatre and dance performance since the 1990s. www.florosfloridis.com