Basak Yavuz

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Basak Yavuz - Indie Singer/Songwriter Improvisation World Jazz Vocal Jazz Live Act in Istanbul

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"From modern jazz to minimalism, from blues and world music to chromatic harmony, her music is eclectic, heartfelt, and has the just the right amount of biting honesty. Her songwriting covers the full range of human experience; it can be fragile or aggressive, beautifully simple or deceptively complex, and always tells a compelling story. "

Basak Yavuz is an Istanbul based vocalist, composer, arranger and educator. She started her career as an architect, but after winning the Nardis Jazz Vocal Competition in 2008 she decided to move to New York to study music. After a year of studying undergraduate level at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, she went to the prestigious Manhattan School of Music where she earned a Master of Music degree in 2012. She has performed her own music in Turkey, the United States, Canada and Europe. Her debut album is released from Kalan Records which features jazz legends such as Dave Liebman and Peter Eldridge, along with other respected musicians. Basak teaches graduate level jazz voice and ensemble at Bahcesehir University and songwriting at Bilgi University in Istanbul. She also hosts two radio shows at Acik Radio, "Dunyanin Cazi (World's Jazz)" and "Bi' sarkim var! (I have a song!)". Grammy voting member since 2015.

"From modern jazz to minimalism, from blues and world music to chromatic harmony, her music is eclectic, heartfelt, and has the just the right amount of biting honesty. Her songwriting covers the full range of human experience; it can be fragile or aggressive, beautifully simple or deceptively complex, and always tells a compelling story. "

Basak Yavuz is an Istanbul based vocalist, composer, arranger and educator. She started her career as an architect, but after winning the Nardis Jazz Vocal Competition in 2008 she decided to move to New York to study music. After a year of studying undergraduate level at the New School for Jazz and Co...

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Past Gigs Basak Yavuz

  • 11 | 2016 Vilnius Vilnius Mama Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2016 Berlin XJazz Festival
  • 04 | 2016 Istanbul Basak Yavuz Septet-Kennedy Jazz/Bogazici University
  • 04 | 2016 Istanbul Bahcesehir University
  • 04 | 2016 Istanbul Salon IKSV
  • 04 | 2016 Istanbul/Zorlu PSM XJazz Festival
  • 12 | 2015 Istanbul bi' sarkim var-Mitanni Jazz Cafe
  • 11 | 2015 Köln Basak Yavuz&Max Weise&Laia Genc Trio-Luxemburger str 261
  • 11 | 2015 Köln Istanbul Composers Ensemble-Alte Feuerwache
  • 11 | 2015 Istanbul Basak Yavuz Trio-Yeldegirmeni Church
  • 11 | 2015 Istanbul bi' sarkim var-Mitanni Jazz Cafe
  • 11 | 2015 Hürth Basak Yavuz&Laia Genc Duo feat. Mehmet Akbaş- Jazz Club Hürth
  • 07 | 2015 Istanbul Nardis Jazz Club
  • 07 | 2015 Istanbul Istanbul Jazz Festival
  • 05 | 2015 Istanbul Mitanni Jazz Cafe
  • 04 | 2015 Istanbul Coltrane Tribute

Discography Basak Yavuz

  • 2016 A Little Red Bug Album | things&records
  • 2015 Mesela Compilation Track | EMI
  • 2014 things... Album | Kalan Records

Media

  • Video a little red bug-Basak Yavuz
  • Video Başak Yavuz - Bu Aralar (of...
  • Video Başak Yavuz feat. Vincent P...

Origin

  • Istanbul TR

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