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Yasam Hancilar

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Yaşam Hancılar is a Turkish/Dutch jazz singer who is a devoted and passionate artist with many tangible qualities. He sings in a way that is charming you fully along. His elegant style, and his unique and warm sound that surrounds you simply brighten your mood. With his acoustic jazz quartet, he seeks for fresh, new, personal and creative ways of interpretation of the jazz standards and originals. Storytelling and musicality are the major characteristics of his choice of repertoire. After taking part in different projects in his musical journey as a singer and an instrumentalist, he founded his first jazz band Jazzmates at the beginning of 2007, in Turkey

Album

Strange Fish

Label: Isolde Records
Released: 2017
Track listing: Sleepless Nights, Stars, Soul Shadows, O Grande Amor, Empty Faces, When You Are Near, Vale o Escrito, Strange Fish, Trust Me, The Bad And The Beautiful

Album

Here's To Life

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: How Deep Is The Ocean; The Best Is Yet To Come; A Child Is Born - Dedicated to Tobias; E Que Deus Ajude; This Masquerade; It Could Happen To You; Stolen Moments; Falando De Amor; Just Friends; Here's To Life.

Album

Here’s to Life

Label: Self Produced
Released: 2014
Track listing: How Deep is the Ocean; The Best is Yet to Come; A Child is Born; E Que Deus Ajude; This Masquerade; It Could Happen to You; Stolen Moments; Falando De Amor; Just Friends; Here’s to Life.

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Article: Album Review

Yasam Hancilar Band: Here’s to Life

Read "Here’s to Life" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


Turkish vocalist Yasam Hancilar sings like an engineer. That should come as no surprise as he studied engineering before beginning his education and career as a jazz singer. It might be safe to assume that Hancilar is equally left- and right-brained, an assumption supported by his recording of standards, Here's To Life. Hancilar is uniquely analytical ...

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Article: Album Review

Yasam Hancilar Band: Here's To Life

Read "Here's To Life" reviewed by Edward Blanco


A singer from Istanbul, Turkey and student in the Jazz Vocal Department of the Amsterdam Conservatory, Yasam Hancilar realizes a dream with Here's To Life, his self-produced debut album as leader fronting an acoustic quartet of young, up and coming players. A passionate jazz enthusiast who favors the mainstream, straight ahead sound, Hancilar reprises the music ...


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