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Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Turquazz Culture Platform is bringing London-based jazz musicians of Anatolian origin together. The purpose of this meeting, which will be held, is to enable new London musicians trying to adapt to London to meet and develop relationships with other musicians. We imagine that these developing relationships will produce new projects that we will have the opportunity to watch on stage in the near future.

£1.00

[Screening] Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

"Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" is the story of two free spirits: legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his vibrant wife Güngör who migrated to the USA from Turkey in the early 1960s. Using the couple’s personal archives, the documentary captures the career of İlhan as an edgy artist and the power of their life-long companionship which started off amidst a family drama.  In a multi-layered structure, the film talks about immigration, music, love and disappointment. Serdar Kökçeoğlu […]

£11.00

Pasa Celik’s “Middle East”

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

The trio will play a mixture of original music, "Middle Eastern" melodies and jazz standards. Paşa will be joined by: Bartek Bąk on drums, Piotrek Moczurad on double bass and electric bass. Paşa Çelik (guitar) He is a guitarist and composer from Turkey. Specializes in jazz, fusion and every genre, where harmony and rhythm work together to create a unique, polyphonic experience. Bartek Bąk (drums)  He has born in Rzeszów, Poland. He’s played the drums since the age of 6. […]

£15.00

Alfred Berkshire Jazz Session: Ferit Odman Remembering Maffy Falay

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Maffy Falay, one of the important figures on the international jazz scene, was a Turkish trumpeter who had countless gigs in Turkey and Sweden. The esteemed musician played with Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, and was a close friend of Dizzie Gillespie. He continued his career in Sweden and made an international impact with his ‘Sevda’ project.  The renowned and talented Ferit Odman, who had the opportunity to work with this legendary Turkish trumpet player who unfortunately passed earlier […]

£17.00

Onder Focan Quartet

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Famous Turkish jazz guitarist Onder Focan nurtures his musical production with the geography he lives in and will embark you on a time travel with a repertoire based on his own milestones.

£19.00

[Screening] Maffy’s Jazz

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Maffy Falay, who passed away in February 2022 at an age of 92, left his homeland for Sweden at an early age, following his passion for music. In the 60’s Maffy became a popular trumpet player in Europe. He was coveted by such jazz legends as Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk and he shared the stage with Quincy Jones, Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland. In the last years of his life, he was among the few remaining members of a bygone generation. […]

£11.00

Istanbul’s very first jazz entertainer: Thomas the “Black Russian” & Maksim Tavern

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

"Öğlen Rakısı" (lunch raki) is an important tradition in which the intellectuals of Istanbul meet at noon and spice up their deep conversations with raki and appetizers. In this "Öğlen Rakısı" documentary producer Batu Akyol will tell the story of Thomas and "Maxim Gazinosu", while rakı R&D Developer Gozdem Gurbuzatik will describe the matching history of the culture of 'rakı'. "We do not know if Thomas, one of the most influential architects of Istanbul's entertainment culture, was aware that with Maksim […]

£75.00

Anatolian Fusion Ensemble

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Anatolia has been the melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures for thousands of years and gave birth to many different musical elements and instruments. Virtuosi from different disciplines, who grew up and trained in the culture of this unique geography, will build musical bridges on the stage, and take you to the heart of these lands with their multi-layered instrumental conversation. During this unique concert, you will listen to Ozan Baysal on the double-neck baglama, Tolga Zafer Özdemir on […]

£15.00

Female Voices of Turkey: Sezin Angelova / Sibel Demir / Dolunay Obruk

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Jazz and beyond with female voices of Turkey A very special part of the evening will feature the powerful voices of female Turkish singers who will perform entertaining swinging tunes during this concert. Each singer will share their own spin on classical jazz songs and standards with their unique and intriguing style, giving the songs a transcultural feeling that will take you on a journey to the land of Anatolia. Sezin Angelova London-based songwriter and an emerging artist, Sezin Angelova […]

£17.00

Alfred Berkshire Jazz Session: Tunes of Tuna Otenel

Nardis Jazz Club Pop-Up London by Turquazz 24 Exmouth Market, Holy Redeemer Church Hall, London

Tuna Ötenel, born in Istanbul in 1947 to a musical family,started playing piano at five years old. He received traditional teaching by Professor Ulvi Cemal Erkin and Ferhunde Erkin. Ötenel regards jazz as the fundamental element of his life and concentrates his career on jazz music. He started playing alto saxophone, tenor and soprano, and became the best of his generation. Ötenel joined Erol Pekcan’s Band in 1978, which produced the first jazz LP in Turkey, called “Jazz Semai”. Ötenel […]

£19.00