Michael Paouris band

Michael Paouris band

 Athens, Attica, GRC

Fusion Jazz and Ethnic Music with the most popular greek instrument, the Bouzouki.


Michael Paouris was born in Tavros, a suburb of Athens. He began learning the bouzouki when he was 8 with Panagiotis Dourakis, an old player that performed with Tsitsanis, Chiotis, Bagianteras etc.

He began playing professionally when he was 12. His next teacher Manolis Michalakis recommends him in the composer G. Katsaros with whom he collaborated for a limited number of cincerts.

Simultaneously, he participates in the team of Nikos Danikas in "Stavros tou Notou" and in "Chamam" (2 of the most well known music venues in Athens). At the same time he participates in competitions of technique and interpretation and he wins the first place at Pan-Hellenic Rewards.

In his 15 Th. Polykandriotis selects him and he collaborates with him in a lot of concerts for 8 years.

He also performed at the the Athens concert hall in his 18, with a symphonic orchestra, music pieces of M.Theodorakis. In his 16, he performed live in M. Theodorakis' play, under the tilte "A life, Greece" with the well known greek singers.

During these years, he meets D.Chiotis, son of M.Chiotis, and he continues studying jazz and technical training as the continuity and development of the lessons that M.Michalakis gave him. His two teachers, broadened his musical horizons, teaching him moral lessons, the essential love to the music, the way that the natural development comes to the instrument and the essential development of spirit through the music as well.

Special moment is considered to be his attendance in the opening ceremony of Olympic Games "Athens 2004" in the music piece of Stavros Xarchakos.

He has been teaching students, professionals etc. from all over Greece, aiming at the even approach of music and the correct bases on technique issues based on material that results from his personal research since 2005. He has been working as a teacher in the CONSERVATOIRE of ART G.B. FAKANAS since 2010.

Nowadays, he performs with the Michael PaourisÂ’ band in music and concert halls all over the world.

In November of 2011 he performed live in Greece with the world wide known guitarist Al Di Meola, receiving great reviews by the media and the audience.

A the same day his 1st cd single "Enarxis" and his 1st book "My notes" were released.

In May of 2012 he is performing in Athens with "The Rosenberg Trio", after his invitation, while he is preparing his second c.d., with his compositions, so as very interesting arrangements of classical greek songs, always is fusion jazz forms.


C.D. Single "Enarxis"
Released: November 2011

Feauturing: Manolis Mitsias

Self Production
Distribution: Artway - Technotropon

His second c.d. will be released until the end of 2012, by the label of Artway - Technotropon / Polytropon.