Hakan Başar (Jr.) ,who was born in 2004, began playing piano when he was 8. After some ephemeral
private lessons he has continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist.
He has done jazz piano studies with curriculums of jazz pianists such as Noah Baerman, Bill Cunliffe, Andy
LaVerne, Andrew D. Gordon, Walter Norris, Bill Dobbins, Jeb Patton, David Berkman, Neil Olmstead, John
Valerio, Clare Fisher respectively.
Thereafter he was 10 when he gave his first concert within 5th Pera Music Festival with transcriptions and
repertoires of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones,Bill Evans,Tommy
Flanagan, Sonny Clark, Art Tatum, Scott Joplin, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk.
He has played gigs within various events with projects such as "Tribute to Michel Petrucciani","Tribute to
Oscar Peterson & Keith Jarrett" etc.
Başar continues his musical studies at full steam besides his student life