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Corneliu Stroe (22 October 1949 – 11 June 2017) was a Romanian drummer and percussionist.

Corneliu Stroe
Born (1949-10-22)October 22, 1949
Bucharest, Romania
Died June 11, 2017(2017-06-11) (aged 67)
Genres Jazz
Occupation(s) Percussionist
Instruments Drums

Born in Bucharest, he moved at the age of 2 to Mediaș due to his father's job. He grew up there, and later became a member of several local bands, among them Orfeus.



Between 1981 and 2005 he was a member of Creative, together with Harry Tavitian, with whom he participated in many Romanian jazz festivals: Sibiu, Galați, Ploiești, etc.

Other collaborationsEdit

His daughter, Roxana Stroe, is arguably the only female blues guitarist in România.[7][8]


  • First Prize at the Student Art Festival ("Marele Premiu al Artei Studențești", 1974)[9]


  • Horizons, Leo Records, Londra, 1985 (with Harry Tavitian)
  • Transylvanian Suite, Leo Records, Londra, 1986 (with Harry Tavitian)
  • Post Communism Atmosphere, Deux ZZ Records, Paris,1984 (with Etienne Brunet)
  • Creațiunea, București, 1991 (with Harry Tavitian)
  • Roots (with Blues Community) (cassette)
  • Visul toboșarului (with Ovidiu Lipan, etc.)