Ediz Hafizoglu 'Nazdrave'

Live Act Jazz Fusion Jazz Ethnojazz
Ediz Hafizoglu 'Nazdrave' - Jazz Fusion Jazz Ethnojazz Live Act in Istanbul

Ediz Hafizoglu 'Nazdrave' Short Info

Nazdrave is a strong word for Ediz Hafizoglu. Meaning ‘cheers’ in Bulgarian, the word comes from where he was born. Being raised in Turkey, Ediz Hafizoglu puts his roots, as well as his experiences in the Nazdrave album.

He started playing darbuka during his childhood with his father teaching him. As his grandfather opposed this, wanting him to play saz which he learned for several years. Played dozens of shows with his darbuka during his childhood. In 94, the family moved to Istanbul and Ediz started played drums at highschool. After then, he found himself in the music scene of Istanbul, in many different genres.

He played with most of the top musicians in Istanbul as he found this attractive, fitting in different genres gave him the chance to approach music and jazz in multiple directions. Nazdrave album reflects this mixture including funk, arabesque and pop influences as well as improvisations. Nazdrave has become not just the album’s but also the project’s name after the release.

Ediz Hafizoglu is also an important figure in Istanbul’s music scene with the Drumm & Bass Magazine and Guitar Magazine he’s being publishing since years. He also owns his own record label publishing independent artists’ albums since 2008.

Nazdrave is a strong word for Ediz Hafizoglu. Meaning ‘cheers’ in Bulgarian, the word comes from where he was born. Being raised in Turkey, Ediz Hafizoglu puts his roots, as well as his experiences in the Nazdrave album.

He started playing darbuka during his childhood with his father teaching him. As his grandfather opposed this, wanting him to play saz which he learned for several years. Played dozens of shows with his darbuka during his childhood. In 94, the family moved to Istanbul and Ediz started played drums at highschool. After then, he found himself in the music scene of Istanbul, in many different genres.

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Media

  • Video Mila - Nazdrave | Ediz Hafı...
  • Video Kimse Bilmez - Nazdrave | E...

Origin

  • Istanbul TR

Members

  • Ulku Aybala Sunat Vocals
  • Mehmet Cem Tuncer Electric Guitar
  • Engin Recepogullari Sax
  • Baris Dogukan Yazici Trumpet
  • Cenk Erdogan Electric Guitar
  • Ercument Orkut Keys
  • Orhan Deniz Bass Guitar
  • Ediz Hafizoglu Drums

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