7 July 2017313Guitarist, composer, arranger, producer and improvization doyen Şevket Akıncı’s album “Escher Chronicles-Escher Günlükleri” that he has recorded with his own band and contemporary music collective Hezarfen Ensemble has been released by A.K. Müzik.
5 July 201766We had a special interview with Stéphane Belmondo who will be playing with The pianist Jacky Terrasson on the 5th of July at The Garden of The Palais France, within the 24. İstanbul Jazz Festival.
28 December 2016125We interviewed Nail Yavuzoğlu, the conductor of the CRR Jazz Orchestra, prior to their “New Year’s Concert from Louis Armstrong to Astor Piazzolla” concert that will take place on the 28th of December, Wednesday, at CRR.
18 December 2016140Composer and saxophone player Tamer Temel continues on his music journey, embellished by sensitivities, that started with “Barcelona” and “Bir Kedi Kara” with his latest album “Serbest Düşüş” (‘Free Fall’) released by A.K. Müzik.
20 November 2016138Şenay Lambaoğlu is a rare artist who illuminates her surroundings with her own internal light. She knows what she wants and she does everything in her power to get it. She has to believe in the single comma or the dot in the songs she sings. That’s why her songs feels alive when she sings.
13 November 2016168Ozan Musluoğlu is a jazz double bass player, bassist and composer. He was born in Germany in 1977. His grandmother discovered his interest for music and supported it. She gifted him a bass guitar when he was 16 years old. This was the start of Musluoğlu’s music adventure.
9 November 2016127We spoke with internationally acclaimed trumpet and santur artist Amir ElSaffar on his inner and musical that started in the United States which later reached out to his roots in Iraq.
24 October 2016201Şenova Ülker is an esteemed trumpet player and teacher. He is one of those rare artists who combine the freedom and limitless nature of jazz with the discipline and maturity of classical music.
20 October 2016218Sibel Köse is one of the most prominent jazz musicians in Turkey. Music entered her life through the records her sister had brought home. French music was very popular back then. She met Ella Fitzgerald when her sister mistakenly brought her cassette home, and this was how she had first listened to jazz. She listened to that mesmerising...
16 October 2016162Ron Carter and his Golden Striker Trio, who amazed us, the Istanbulian jazz lovers a couple of years ago at Nardis Jazz Club for two nights, now prepares to come again, this time to meet a much larger audience at the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival. As Jazz Dergisi we directed Mr. Carter few questions to present you a brief and recent musical...
9 October 2016397Ediz Hafızoğlu was born in Bulgaria. He started playing bağlama and darbuka (traditional instruments) at an early age. His performance on the stage was with the orchestra founded by his grandfather.
27 September 2016179Okay Temiz was born in Istanbul in 1939. It was his mother who introduced music to ‘master’ percussionist and composer Okay Temiz, who is one of the most important representatives of jazz in Turkey. She was also his first teacher. He has lived alone in a forest in Norway for years, and composed most of his pieces there. According to...
19 September 2016202Kağan Yıldız, one of the most important jazz musicians in Turkey, was born in 1980 in Istanbul. He learnt to play the popular songs of the day with the keyboard his father had gifted him when he was only 7 years old. His uncle noticed his talent and prepared him for the conservatory exams. He studied the double bass between the ages...
22 August 2016158According to Önder Focan, a jazz musician should be humble, should listen to the other musicians in the band while playing and respect them. Because a mystery is solved every time you listen to jazz.
15 August 2016267“No-one can ever make me touch a music genre, or a single note, that I personally want to avoid. No-one can make me perform in a place that I do not want to, not for money or material things. We pursue the kind of music that we believe in. We try to market dreams to others by chasing after our own dreams and spreading our own music.”