Başak Yavuz Quintet feat. Frank Gratkowski

MART-POSTER32Korhan Erel has been a part of Başak Yavuz‘s jazz quintet for a while now, playing with them on and off in Istanbul. Following their concert at Cafe Mitanni last month, the quintet will play a show on March 15 featuring Berlin-based reed player Frank Gratkowski at Nazım Hikmet Kültür Merkezi in Kadıköy, İstanbul. The concert will feature compositions from Yavuz’s album Things as well as some jazz standards and freely improvised sections. Music will start at 8.30pm and tickets can be bought at the venue, which is in a beautiful building located in one of the nicest areas of Istanbul’s Asian part.


Başak Yavuz: vocals, kalimba, shruti box
Frank Gratkowski: saxophones, clarinets
Korhan Erel: computer, controllers
Adem Gülşen: piano
Alper Yılmaz: electric bass
Erdem Göymen: drums

Link to event page on venue website

About Korhan Erel

Korhan Erel is an electronic musician, improviser and sound designer based in Berlin. Their music covers free improvisation, conceptual sound performances as well as structured and composed pieces as well as music for dance, theater and video art. They perform solo, duo and group performances with improvisers, jazz musicians, dancers, and in orchestras. They have shown several sound installations in art spaces in Turkey, Germany and Hong Kong. They have ten CD and several digital releases. They play concerts across Europe, Middle- East, Southeast Asia and North America
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