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Frischzelle Festival in Cologne, September 9-12

Korhan Erel will be playing several concerts in the Frischzelle Festival in Cologne and Düsseldorf on September 9, 10, 11, and 12. Frischzelle is organized by ZeitKunst (Matthias Muche and Sven Hahne). This year’s festival will focus on a new … Continue reading

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Two concerts with Bob Ostertag and Tolga Tüzün in Istanbul

Tolga Tüzün and Korhan Erel host the legendary San Francisco-based composer, performer and instrument builder Bob Ostertag for a series of talks, workshops and masterclasses, as well as for a recording session with him. Korhan and Tolga will record with Bob at … Continue reading

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Başak Yavuz Quintet feat. Frank Gratkowski

Korhan 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 … Continue reading

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Frank Gratkowski, Tolga Tüzün, Korhan Erel at Bilgi University, Istanbul

Berlin-based reed player and composer Frank Gratkowski will have a week-long residency at Bilgi University for a series of lectures and workshops between March 10 through March 14. He will also play and record with Bilgi University Music Department Head, … Continue reading

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Space Oddity (version for piano & electronics by Toros Can & Korhan Erel)

Contemporary pianist Toros Can and I had worked on a reinterpretation of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” for piano and electronics, which was performed by Toros at Borusan Müzik Evi in his duo concert with pianist Kai Schumacher in 2012. Kai … Continue reading

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March 23: Başak Yavuz Quintet at 60m2

I have recently joined jazz vocalist/composer Başak Yavuz’s jazz group, turning it into a quintet. Başak’s music, to me, has a feeling of tranquility as well as openness towards experimentation. I was listening to the band one night at Gitar … Continue reading

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