30 March – A Taste of Local Jazz
Self-taught jazz guitarist Onder Focan will be on stage, accompanied by Batuhan Salliel, Kagan Yildiz and Ferit Odman, with their new project, ‘Standard à la Turc’. They explore jazz as a contemporary universal music, not necessarily borrowed solely from American sources. The band’s purpose is not the synthesis or fusion of jazz and Turkish traditional music, but rather the interpretation of popular Turkish melodies in accordance with their own understanding as jazz musicians, regardless of the source of the tunes. The concert is at Nardis Jazz Club, 9.30 p.m.