Originally from Greece, Eleonora Kouneni is an up-and-coming jazz vocalist and actress based in London.
Eleonora Kouneni is a London-based jazz vocalist and songwriter known for her contemporary and emotive jazz vocal style and unique original compositions. She launched her musical career in Athens, opening for legendary greek vocalists Maria Farantouri and Savina Yannatou at the 16th Greek Anti-Racism Festival.
She since relocated to London quickly establishing herself in the London jazz scene, performing at various London bars and venues, including the Green Note and Vortex Jazz Club, as well as at Pangea in New York City.
In 2022 she released her first two singles, “Stay” and “Effortlessly”, which reached worldwide audiences and were commended in the UK songwriting competition.
In May 2023 she released her debut EP “If You Just…”, which you can listen to
Her influences include Billie Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Etta James, Nina Simon, Ella Fitzgerald, Melody Gardot, Amy Winehouse and Adele.
Acting is an equally important passion of Eleonora's. Throughout school and university, she consistently landed roles
in a multitude of theatre productions, including Midsummer Night's Dream, in her final year of university.
With a deep-rooted love for performance and fascination with the ins and outs of the film industry, when she was given the opportunity to be part of it in London, she took it.
Eleonora has since received training in method and screen acting, as well as dance and music, and has been involved in short films, music videos, commercials and modelling projects, and an immersive theatre tour.
Her latest film credit was as "Millie" in "Election Night", a horror feature film written and directed by Neil Monaghan.
She recently co-produced and directed her first short film, Date or Mate, a comedy sketch about speed dating, where she played 7 different characters, which is currently in post-production.