BAKI DUYARLAR "Jazz Ark"
Jazz & Turkish Classical Music
In "JazzArk Project", pianist and composer Baki Duyarlar combines old Turkish forms and makams he pulled from the chest of his family of seven-generation musicians, with modern jazz tones, updating the music of old civilizations with today’s approaches.
Consisting of acoustic piano, double bass and Turkish percussion instruments, this unusual trio aims at melting Turkish classical music serenity with the ampleness of European music and the enthusiasm of Mediterranean warmth in the same pot.
In JazzArk Project’s debut album, released in 2020, Baki Duyarlar was accompanied by Mehmet Akatay, Kristian Lind and Antonio Serrano, one of the most important harmonica players of our time, who played with Paco de Lucia for many years.
About Baki Duyarlar
Turkish-Dutch musician, composer and academician Baki Duyarlar took his undergraduate degree from Academy of Music and Performing Arts Tilburg, The Department of Jazz Piano and his associate professor degree from World Music Department (a co-program by Rotterdam State Conservatory and Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam). Taking the “Assoc.phd.” title at the early age of 24, he lectured in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague music schools for 5 years.
Co-founder of the Istanbul Jazz Conservatory where he currently teaches, the artist has published 5 albums, each offering surprising fusions between jazz and various musical colors.
Baki Duyarlar piano
Mehmet Akatay Turkish drums
Umut Sel double bass
Baki Duyarlar piano Mehmet Akatay Turkish drums Umut Sel double bass + Antonio Serrano harmonica
Baki Duyarlar piano Mehmet Akatay Turkish drums Umut Sel double bass + 2 artists from the National Orchestra of Turkish Classical Music of Istanbul, Şennur Dinleyen vocals Tolga Karaslan oud
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Recent and upcoming concerts
Istanbul Akbank Jazz Festival, Musée Gazhane, Nardis Jazz Club, Yapi Kredi Culture Center, Yeldegirmeni Sanat, Barış Manço Culture Center (Istanbul. In the frame of International Jazz Day) …
Interview: in the frame of Akbank Jazz Festival
“Worries away for a moment: Baki Duyarlar and “JazzArk”, İlayda Güler
Akbank Jazz Festival | 2021 | Zorlu PSM Turkcell Platinum Stage
"JazzArk" album recording