Bau International Rome jazz certificate programe faculty will be selected from the current roster of Bahçeşehir University Jazz Academy located in Rome and also host visiting scholars from Europe, Turkey and USA to hold masterclasses.
Composition and Improvisation for the 21st Century Player
Aydin Esen has always been appraised as a keyboards player/composer and creator of
the new ultimate sound-beauty. Followed by many musicians, artists and critics of our present times. His relentless pursuit towards the future in the highends of the sound cosmos with that met iculous care and attention to detail and the sense of flow that all are connected with an unmatched great touch magically in sync with midblowing compositions/writings reminding us the great masters of history, but way beyond all of them surely. He has enormous influence on the young generation of musicians and artists. Regarded so highly in the contemporary art/ music scene by all. Was born into a musical family. His trumpeter father gave him first lessons before he went into the istanbul conservatory in mid 60s. Grove up with all kinds of music around – from classical/ traditional to pop and his favorite always, the modern/ contemporary/jazz fusion. favorite always, the modern/ contemporary/jazz fusion. Started giving concerts at a very young age in his childhood. He is 1st prize winner of many competitions throughout the world. Started touring the world while in teens. After complet ing his studies in istanbul at the conservatory where he went for about 10 years, piano and composition, started when he was 5. Later on went studying conducting in Oslo. Got invi- tations for concerts and teachings from everywhere after leaving istanbul. Studied in Norway, Holland and England during his europe years. Went to Berklee College by Gary Burton’ s invitation in 1983. Moved to USA around then where he lived for about 15 years, in New York City. He finished the Berklee School in just a year and awarded the honorary artist diploma for the first time in the history of the school. His playing and writing skills are tightly connected with magical sense of things that he has that puzzled many. In the early90s, he was called and signed with Columbia Records. early90s, he was called and signed with Columbia Records. Continued recording with many other major labels and simply, he changed the name of the music game to e[sen]-sound that world adore after him.
Countless other achievements also that he made in the new electronic music world where he resides, it feels, in his heart, without stating out loud. He loved electronics and living with them and creating new sounds from nothing from the early age on. Composed for electronic sounds with or without acoustical players didn’t matter much because he treats the all the same just like any soundmaking- thing and he believes that the electronics is just and extension of past and a huge must. In one of his recent CD releases ‘ light years’ showed the world where it’s at. these somewhat hidden music of Esen from the 80s and 90s. Critically acclaimed other releases, like, “timescape” and the ‘living”, many studio sessions and live concerts with giants like Miroslav vitous, Vinnie Colaiuta, Eddie Gomes, Marcello Pellitteri, Woody Shaw, Woody Shaw, Peter Erskine, Dave Holland, Pat Metheny, Randy K., Anthony Jackson, Tommy Campbell, Bob Moses, Jon Faddis, Stanley Clarke, Dave Liebman, Steve Smith, Dave Bargeron, Wolfgang Muthspiel, Milton Babbitt, Kenwood Dennard, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Michel Portal, Bob Mintzer, Weather Report, Baron Browne, Daniel Humair, Kai Eckhardt, Ranjit Barot and lots of othe musicians and contemporary jazz/modern ensembles. Personality and humble attitude comes with an immense knowledge of musical art…… A great example for next generations……great taste in music. Esen shows utmost respect to others and shows all the secrets of the new sound dimens ions to hi s students in the world. A true ikon of modesty and one of the great silent master musicians of all times… it’s the natural flow of everything that Aydin cares deeply for ..found the ultimate balance in sound that the ultimate balance in sound that he believes could only be unique if treated as one music with no divisions of styles and things…..Concerns himself more with the inner beauty in sound cosmos rather than the looks. We recently caught Aydin Esen in an interview in NYC and he was expressing… “All I’m trying to do is to bridge our times toward to the next – we are already blessed with the beautiful sound of the past and of course, the recent achievements in music and all arts leave us humbled – and I believe in connecting with all universe putting our hearts out with such feel and the awareness of knowing to need, more ….”
Comparative Analysis of Turkish classical music forms and Jazz composition forms; how to interprete vertical on horizontal music
Baki Duyarlar, was born in 1967, Istanbul. After elementary school, he was enrolled as a fulltime student in Istanbul State Conservatory, Cello Department. He was the student of both Ahmet Saygun and Ilhan Usmanbaş in Mimar Sinan State Conservatory, Composition Department. In 1988, he went to Holland in the aim to study jazz music academically which was his passion since his early childhood and accepted to the Jazz Piano Departmet of Rotterdam State Conservatory. After graduating from Tilburg State Conservatory, Jazz Piano Department in 1993; for 5 years he worked as a lecturer in the music schools of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague. In 1997, he returned his home country Turkey and since than he participated in many international music projects and continued attending to leading jazz festivals and concerts organized by such countries as United States, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Holland, Omman, Kazakhistan, Portugal. In 2010, he released his first album Overseas where prominent musicians Kai Eckhardt on bass guitar, Sean Rickman on drums and Stanislav Mitrovic on saxophone accompanied Duyarlar. In second album released in 2011, Colors, Stanislav Mitrovic on saxophone, Eric Calmes on bass guitar and Enrique Firpi on drums accompanied him. His third, Kemenjazz, was recorded in 2012, whit collegues in Istanbul. In this album, Derya Turkan on kemence “3 stringed Turkish traditional instrument” Cem Aksel on drums, Erdal Akyol on Contrabass, Senova Ulker on trumpet Dilek Turkan and Azize on vocals accompanied Duyarlar. The album Kemenjazz was nominated in 2013 Turkey Music Awards among the best instrumental album category. He released his 4th album Time Of Spring in 2014, with Janek Gwizdala on bass guitar, Louie Palmer on drums and Justin Vasques on saxophone. Duyarlar continues his album and stage performances in Istanbul and gives concerts both in Turkey and abroad. In the meanwhile, as one of the founding members of Bahcesehir University Jazz School he gives the main courses of “Jazz Music Theory” and “Ensemble” He also conducts a big band, in educative base, called Istanbul Youth Jazz Orchestra.
Play Along with Barry Harris, Collaborator in Barry Harris Workshop in Rome
Born in France in 1963, jazz pianist and composer Luciano Fabris lives in Rome. Student of the jazz legend Dr Barry Harris, he has worked among others with Tony Scott, Steve Grossman, Bob Mover, Tom Kirkpatrick, Agostino Di Giorgio, Luigi e Pasquale Grasso, Massimo Urbani and Nicoletta Manzini, playing in many jazz clubs and jazz festivals.As a music teacher he has worked in Italian public schools and in private institutions like Cinecittà Campus. His teaching system is based on Dr Harris method and he currently teaches to piano players as well to horn players and singers. As a member of Roma jazz workshop association he collaborates at the organization of the Barry Harris jazz workshop in Rome that take place twice a year in March and in September.