Mini-Global Mashup: Turkish meets Klezmer Music


Bilge Günaydın: 
Bilge Günaydın is a Turkish jazz pianist, composer, bandleader, and arranger who lives in New York. She started her early education in music at Istanbul University State Conservatory and she had continued her classical piano education at this conservatory for eight years. After her graduation from Istanbul University Law Faculty, she decided to continue her education in the jazz music area. These days, She continues her master’s study in jazz composition with a full scholarship at William Paterson University in New Jersey. She studies with Bill Charlap, Cecil Bridgewater, and Peter Mcguinness. Bilge Günaydın’s debut album called “Daydreams” in quintet form was released by Turkish Label Ada Music and Japanese Label Inpartmaint digitally and as CD in 2020. All arrangements, compositions, and productions belong to pianist Bilge Günaydın in this album. She played this album project with her band at Ankara Jazz Festival, Akbank Jazz Days, and Istanbul International Jazz Festival. Also, she is excited about her second album “Sketches of Green” which will be released at the end of April.


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