Stefan Melovski is a Serbian-born guitarist, composer and arranger currently based in London. He spent his youth in the island of Cyprus, where he studied with classical guitarist Socrates Leptos, as well as taking part in a bi-communal “Jazz Futures” program immersing himself in the jazz art form. He took lessons from Chris Byars, Ari Roland, Ofer Landsberg, Sacha Perry, Keith Balla and Yaala Ballin, who he still views as his mentors to this day. After relocating to London, he dedicates his time fronting his own trio and sextet at his residency “Oliver’s Sunday Jazz” at Oliver’s Bar, Greenwich, as well as playing as a sideman for various jazz groups and singers. He has been featured as performer at the Ronnie Scott’s ‘Late Show’ on many occasions, and has been lucky to have performed with, amongst others, Johnny O’Neal, Marion Cowings, Jimmy Wormworth, the Carducci Quartet, as well as lutenist David Miller.
Musicians’ Company Award: Silver Medal – Trinity Laban 2015
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