Okan Ersan is a Cypriot Guitarist and Composer who has headlined at prestigious International Jazz festivals including Leverkusener Jazztage, Penang Island Jazz Festival, Nanjing Jazz, Kansas City Jazz Festival, Carthage Jazztage, Aalener Jazz Festival...
Okan Ersan is a Cypriot guitarist and composer who has headlined at prestigious International Jazz
festivals including Leverkusener Jazztage, Penang Island Jazz Festival, Nanjing Jazz, Kansas City Jazz
Festival, Carthage Jazztage, Aalener Jazz Festival, Ingolstadt Jazztage, just to name a few. As a
respected artist, he has collaborated with a range of acclaimed artists such as Dave Weckl, Ernie
Watts , Billy Paul, Rex Richardson, Fazıl Say, Joe Lynn Turner and Volkan Öktem.
Okan Ersan’s Mediterranean roots and mindset have provided the springboard for a successful
international career as a guitarist and composer. His innate ability to create complex harmonies that
fuse into smooth melodies provide an inspiring experience for the listener. His work has earned
accolades from his peers and across the music industry and his high-energy electric fusion appeals
to audiences all over the world.
Okan Ersan is an experienced recording artist who is about to release his third album. Each album by
Okan Ersan has pushed the musical boundaries for the next. From traditional jazz fusion from the
first album of his early years To Whom It May Concern fiery solos tinged with a distinctly eastern
shine in his second album A Reborn Journey. Inspired to think extra terrestrially by the 1977 ‘wow’
signal, which is believed to be the first alien radio transmission, Okan’s latest album showcases
futuristic jazz fusion with no limits. Featuring NASA recordings of space blended with sophisticated
harmonies and solid tonality, his album Nibiru presents music that is ahead of its time.
Okan has been a Yamaha Guitars performing artist for almost two decades using his role as a
successful musician to inspire guitarists and upcoming talents through workshops with Dave Weckl
and Rex Richardson and as a music teacher. Okan Ersan is also an endorser and performing artist for
YAMAHA and PRS Guitars along with ATC Acoustic Engineer Speakers and GHS Strings.
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