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News: Recording

Caz Plak To Release Don Cherry Trio 'The ORTF Recordings Paris 1971' On Vinyl

Caz Plak To Release Don Cherry Trio 'The ORTF Recordings Paris 1971' On Vinyl

The second chapter of Caz Plak's ambitious Turkish Jazz Trilogy will be released next month with three region-specific vinyl LP releases of The ORTF Recordings Paris 1971 by Don Cherry Trio, in line with Caz Plak's curatorial efforts in showcasing the far-reach of Turkish Jazz's influence. The Istanbul-based label has licensed two recordings of Don Cherry's ...

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Article: From Far and Wide

Out of the Roma Villages of Turkey, Clarinet Reigns Beyond Its Traditions

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The clarinet, foundational for jazz from Sidney Bechet unto Eric Dolphy, remains in strong use in the indigenous Roma music of the eastern Mediterranean. Elsewhere in the world clarinet generally has been moved aside by saxophone's bigger sound. But in the Balkans, Greece, and Turkey, clarinet provides jazz shadings to traditional music, speaks a range of ...

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Article: Profile

American Frederick Thomas: 'The Black Russian' Who Connected Jazz To The Margins Of Asia

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The child of former slaves, Frederick Bruce Thomas' New York Times obituary called him “the sultan of jazz," for the jazz palace he founded in Constantinople (now jny: Istanbul) after World War I, a jazz borderland beyond even the music's early jny: Paris outpost. He was hosting bands in Constantinople in 1921 even before Louis Armstrong ...

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Musician

Onur Aymergen

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Onur Aymergen started playing classical guitar with Özhan Gölebatmaz and studied classical flamenco with Suat Demirkıran, then interested in rock, funk and jazz music. He played his own compositions in many festivals and music clubs with his quartet and took part in projects with European musicians. In his jazz projects, he reflected the sounds of European jazz, modern jazz and world music. Afterwards, Aymergen worked with Mısırlı Ahmet for several years and tried to develop his rhythmic ideas. He worked a variety of styles including Turkish, Indian and jazz music. He recently wrote his thesis on Turkish Maqam Harmonisation with Prof

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Article: Jazzin' Around Europe

AkBank Jazz Festival 2019

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AkBank Jazz Festival Istanbul, Turkey October 18-25 2019 I arrived in Istanbul during the world-wide outrage that followed the United States pull-out from Syria and the consequent military intervention by Turkey. The new humongous airport looked rather empty compared to the crowded spaces of the old one; the trip to ...

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Musician

Volkan Topakoğlu

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Istanbulite bassist, composer and educator Volkan Topakoğlu made his debut with his album ‘Birdenbire’. Playing the keyboard and the guitar by ten, Volkan started his formal education in music studying cello and piano at Avni Akyol High School of Music and Arts in Istanbul. At fourteen he was influenced by his bass guitarist brother and started to listen to jazz records and play the bass guitar. He continued his education in music at Yıldız Technical University in Istanbul, studying electric bass and double bass with Kâmil Erdem. After graduation Volkan attended private lessons and workshops of bassists Jacek Meira-Niedziela, Bronislaw Suchanek, Drew Gress, Carlo DeRosa

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Article: Profile

Istanbul’s İKSV: An Intensity Beyond Cool

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It would be easy to get breathless, even giddy, about the range and schedule of cultural events organized by İKSV, the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (in Turkish: İstanbul Kültür Sanat Vakfı). One individual could not possibly keep up with its jazz and classical music festivals and everything else that's offered by İKSV. It brings ...

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Article: Live Review

Istanbul Jazz Festival 2018

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Istanbul Jazz Festival Vitrin: Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey Various Venues Istanbul, Turkey June 27-30, 2018 A leisurely stroll through the crowded streets of Istanbul offers many delights, Turkish or otherwise. The maze guides you through nested teahouses, majestic ottoman palaces, monumental sahns adjoining mosques with exquisite interiors; down ...

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News: Festival

The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival: June 26 to July 17, 2018

The 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival:  June 26 to July 17, 2018

Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored by Garanti Bank, the Istanbul Jazz Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018. The festival will once again host leading names and new discoveries from the world of jazz, as well as the stars of contemporary music between 26 June and 17 July 2018. ...

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Musician

Erkan Sonmez

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Erkan Sonmez, musician who was born in 1989 in Istanbul. His musical journey started by playing darbuka in his childhood, continued when he met drums at the age of 14. He took his first music lessons at the age of 15 from Mustafa Yılgor. In 2008, he studied in Modern Music Academy for a year, he trained by Berke Ozgumus in drum, by Guc Basar Gulle and Sevket Akinci in harmony, ear training and piano, by Serdar Oztop in production, by Mert Medeni in sound and music technologies; after a year for training, he started to be a part of some popular singer’s stage performances and long playing recordings


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