Turkish Canadian Jazz Guitarist, Composer Orhan Demir was born in Turkey in 1954 on September 29th. In 1977 he left Turkey and came to Canada. Some of his earliest influences include the principal groups of the “1970`s jazz-fusion” era and afterwards the cream of the 1950`s and 1960`s , jazz stylists (John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Archie Shepp, Eric Dolphy, Ornette Coleman, Django Reinhardt, Charles Mingus, etc..). Discography: Ziggurat (DVD-2021), Freedom in Jazz Vol.2 (CD-2020), Freedom in Jazz (CD-2019), Originals Vol.2 (CD-2018), Originals (CD- 1997), Guitar Plus (CD-1998), Hot Cargo (CD-1993), Sultan Of Strings (LP-1990), Windmill (LP-1989), North West (LP- 1988), The Way I See You (LP-1986).
ORHAN DEMIR, a young Toronto-based guitarist whose speed of execution is little short of prodigious
be heard to be believed. …. Demir is very much his own man, bearing comparison with literally no other
guitarist or otherwise. …. If for no other reason than the phenomenal As Time Goes By, you definitely
this album out. Pete Welding / DownBeat / May 1988. ——
Canadian ORHAN DEMIR is an incredible, even legendary guitarist must be heard to be believed ….
command of his instrument is astonishing and spurred by the interplay of his cohorts, he reaches some