8 Temmuz / Jul. 2017 Ctesi (22:30-01:30) – scroll down for English
Andrea Romani (flt, ney), Tamer Temel (ts), Estrella Besson (p), Apostolos Sideris (b), İzzet Kızıl (perc).
We offer the listener a fusion of jazz harmony and Makam (modal) music, in particular Turkish Makam but also rhythms derived from Greek traditional dances.
Music Charge: 40 TL
Based in Paris, born in Cremona, Italy (1975), Andrea Romani is a self-taught musician who abandoned a promising career in an investment bank in Italy in the ‘90s when he first bought a flute.
In 2007, he was the flutist on the album Southern Avenue, directed by Fabrizio Cecca’s sextet in Paris, published by Chrystal Records. For this recording (on which the great flutist Nicola Stilo is a guest), Andrea met the French trumpet player Julien Alour and the Italian pianist Giovanni Ceccarelli. Mostly in France and Italy, he has performed many times with the Italian guitar player Federico Casagrande. He also has performed with Gautier Garrigue, Stephane, Lionel Belmondo, Nico Morelli, Karl Yannouska, Sofie Alour, Marco Vaggi, Mauro Gargano, Gaetano Partipilo, and Samy Thiebault.
In the last few years Andrea has travelled many times to Greece and Turkey. In these countries, under the influence of the two great masters of makam and modal music, Ross Daly (Crete) and Omer Erdogdular (neyzen in Istanbul ), he learned the Turkish ney and performed oriental classical and traditional music, with musicians like Harris Lambrakis, Ross Daly, and Nikos Andrikos.
In 2014 he created “Alonisma,” a collective of international artists from Europe, the Middle East, and Brazil, including musicians, painters, filmmakers, dancers, actors, academics ands therapists.
Apostolos Sideris was born in 1978 in Athens, Greece, where he had his first musical training, playing the classical flute. By the time he was 15 he had switched to the electric bass. It didn’t take long for him to fall in love with the instrument, and he was soon playing with various rock bands around Athens. By the time he was 17, his focus was directed towards jazz, which led him to move to Boston in order to attend Berklee School of Music.
During his time at Berklee, he picked up the upright bass, which since then has been his main instrument. Following his stint in Boston, Apostolos moved to New York and earned his Master’s degree in Performance, while being instructed by bass virtuoso John Patitucci.
Since then he has been freelancing around the States as well as abroad. He has performed with a wide array of musicians ranging from jazz masters such as drummer Clarence Penn, guitarists Lionel Loueke and Rez Abbasi and pianist Leo Genovese, to world music sensations such as composer and oudist Ara Dinkjan, Greek ECM recording artist Savina Yannatou, Syrian vocal master Youssef Khasab and Lebanese composer Ziad Rahbani.
In addition to being a performer, he is a devoted composer, writing in many different styles, ranging from jazz to Middle Eastern and Latin influenced music. He currently resides in Istanbul and has been directing his creative energy mainly toward working with an Ethnic-Jazz group he co-founded, called MESEL, as well as preparing his own album. It will consist of his own compositions and improvisations, based on Middle Easternthemes refracted through his own jazz-influenced perspective.
Tamer Temel, born in Istanbul and grew up in İzmir. He worked with Dave Allen (guitar), Masa Kamaguchi (bass) and Marc Miralta on his debut album Barcelona, released in 2010 by A.K. Music. He has been participating in numerous festivals and performing at important venue as he continues to teach jazz courses at Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul. Tamer Temel Quintet released another studio album with A.K. Music label called “Bir Kedi Kara” he played this project in many festivals like İstanbul Jazz festivals, Ak bank Jazz Festival and many others. His latest album “Serbest Düşüş” released on November 2016 by A.K. Müsic. He still teaching jazz and improvising at Bahçeşehir University.
Born in 1994, Estreilla has been immersed into poetical, philosophical, musical worlds and words since she was young – and very soon concerned by various expressive forms. She approaches the piano at the age of 5 through classical and jazz music while schooling at home.
After a few years of private lessons she got into the Conservatory of Macon, Châlon-sur-Saône, Villeurbanne, and finaly Lyon where she studies with Mario Stantchev, Jerome Regard, Chrystel Saussac.
As a student (among others : Crescent, Jazz Campus, Bourges, Marciac, and so on …) she has the opportunity to learn from Bernard d’Ascoli, François Jeanneau, Also Origlio, François Couturier, Benjamin Moussay, Claudia Solal, Lew Tabackin, François Raulin, Senem Diylci, Gil Goldstein…
She has improved her education at the Didier Lockwood Musical Center (CMDL) from 2011 to 2013 with Benoit Sourisse, André Charlier, Bojan Z, Emmanuel Bex (…).
She obtained her classical diploma from the conservatory with honors. She pursues the classical tradition in Rena Shereshevskaya’s class in CRR of Rueil-Malmaison.
Estreilla’s Quartet involves Eric Maria Couturier – cello (Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris Philarmonie), Nicolas Crosse – double-bass (Ensemble Intercontemporain of Paris Philarmonie), Rémi Vignolo – drums (Plays with Bojan Z, Mark Turner, Jacky Terrasson, Charnett Moffett, Bill Carrothers…).
She also plays contemporary repertoire in piano solo or chamber music.
Passionate by Turkish and Greek music, she plays with musiciens from these cultures and like to explore their makams and rythms, to bring them into her compositions
Estreilla had the opportunity to play in several concerts halls and festivals such as the Paris jazz festival, Jazz à Vienne festival, the Peristyle in Lyon, Sunside jazz club, Triton (…).
İzzet Kızıl is one of the foremost percussionists of Turkey. Based in folk and classical rhythms from the Balkans through to India, Kizil has an open contemporary perspective and has developed his own style. Internationally he has played and recorded with many respected artists. He is a member of İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions and has played with Butch Morris’s Nublu Orchestra, Karl Berger, jhon Zorn,Trilok Gurtu,Anja Lechner, Natasha Atlas,and Theodosii Spassov’s Balkan Winds.
Music Charge: 40.-TL