14 January 2017170Another reason why I like Tamer Temel’s music is the way he names his pieces. The titles represent the feelings these pieces stir in our hearts, and his ability to pinpoint these names make Tamer Temel very special.
6 January 2017169Act Company released several albums with the title “Jazz At Berlin Philarmonic” in the recent years. As suggested by this title, the company was bringing to light some very interesting albums with very different musical concepts.
5 January 2017206Act Company released several albums with the title “Jazz At Berlin Philarmonic” in the recent years. As suggested by this title, the company was bringing to light some very interesting albums with very different musical concepts.
24 December 2016194Jazz vocalist Martha Mavroidi is one of the youngest players of lavta (a plucked string instrument, which is made famous in Turkey by Tamburi Cemil Bey) in a country where guitar, mandolin, balalaika, and Balkan instruments like oud are popular.
13 December 2016125Robert shared the stage with vocalist and saxophone player Casey Benjamin, drummer Mark Colenburg and bassist Derrick Hodge. The musician kept his interaction with the audience at a high level with his interactive style and music that is a combination of many different genres like jazz, hip-hop, soul and rock.
11 December 2016115Emin Fındıkoğlu, a student of Arif Mardin, graduated with a degree in jazz arrangement from Berklee and had played with many orchestras in Europe, and founded many in Turkey, lending a helping hand to raising many musicians and singers. This 76 old esteemed musician was onstage with all his natural allure and experience at Beyoğlu...
9 December 2016135Madeleine Peyroux’s performance at Zorlu PSM on the 5th of December was organized by Garanti Jazz Green. Madeleine reflected her warmth and sincerity to all the audience and gave all us a beautiful and special evening.
18 November 2016134Al Di Meola became known through “Where Have I Known You Before”, the 4th album of Return to Forever—one of the pioneers of the jazz-fusion movement, and he spread his wings and took flight with his “Elegant Gypsy” album. I recommend his album “Elysium”, which was the main focus of his Zorlu PSM concert, to everyone.
18 November 2016156Joey Alexander. He was born in June 2003, meaning he is 13 years old now. He started listening to and playing jazz when he was 6 years old. He released his first album “My Favorite Things” in 2015 when he was 11 years old. He released his second album “Countdown” in 2016 when he was 13 years old.
16 November 2016206Warning: This review might irritate Victor Wooten or the fans of the music genre he plays. I should mention that what I wrote reflects solely on my opinions on the music performed during this particular concert. I listened to these masters play with different groups and have left their concerts with very different feelings and opinions.
3 November 2016278It should be mentioned before anything else that it isn’t likely to see a musician with a Turkish nationality or background in the famous jazz magazine Downbeat, known and respected not only in the States but worldwide.
27 October 2016164Nazdrave team: Bulut Gülen on the trombone, Barış Doğukan Yazıcı on the trumpet, Engin Recepoğulları on the saxophone, Ercüment Orkut on the keyboard, and Orhan Deniz on the bass guitar.
26 October 201617426th Akbank Jazz Festival has hosted many colourful concerts and some incredible musicians like Erik Truffaz, Jason Marsalis, Omar Sosa, Pharoah Sanders and Ron Carter this year. In addition, we all let out a sigh of relief when none of these concerts were cancelled, and we all got to enjoy this packed schedule. Of course, when it was...