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Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz

Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz was born in 1979 in Istanbul, Turkey. Ikiz's interest in music and drums started at the age of 2, accompanying Tchaikovsky symphonies on pots and pans in his grandmother's apartment in Istanbul. Ikiz moved to Stockholm, Sweden in 1982 as a 3 year-old. In elementary school he played with Straight Ahead, a band formed by the eminent guitarist Lars Dohlon. During 1991-1996 the band toured and played concerts and festivals in Sweden. Straight Ahead played mostly the music of Jimi Hendrix so it is no coincidence that Mitch Mitchell is one of Ikiz's heroes on the drums. Ikiz studied at the Stockholm Music Conservatory between 1995-1998 in the Afro-American music program

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Label: Stockholm Jazz Records
Released: 2012
Duration: 08:11

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Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz: All Aboard

Read "Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz: All Aboard" reviewed by James Pearse

As an integral member of acclaimed outfits Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Magnus Lindgren Batacuda Jazz and Dan Reed Band, 32-year-old drummer and percussionist Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz has already toured the world several times over. The wealth of places, people and musical styles he has encountered on his travels has helped shape the diverse sound of ...

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Drummer/Percussionist Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz Interviewed at All About Jazz!

Drummer/Percussionist Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz Interviewed at All About Jazz!

As an integral member of acclaimed outfits Nils Landgren Funk Unit, Magnus Lindgren Batacuda Jazz and Dan Reed Band, 32-year-old drummer and percussionist Robert Mehmet Sinan Ikiz has already toured the world several times over. The wealth of places, people and musical styles he has encountered on his travels has helped shape the diverse sound of ...


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