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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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