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01-02-2018 RTGS Presents: Aktas Erdogan Quintet

1 February 2018 @ 21:30

Aktas Erdogan was born in Rotterdam, he grew up in Instanbul and studied at the Kocaeli Acadamy with Ozan Akyatan. He was part of the famous Vardiya world music ensemble. When his parents – both journalists – were arrested in 2006 for freedom of speech, Ektas returned to the Netherlands and studied at the The Hague conservatory and did his masters in Brussels with Fabien Degryse. Dizzy welcomes a great musician and is proud to present his quartet. Expect eclectic imrpovisations and jazz compositions.

Aktas Erdogan – guitar
Adnan Dura – sax
Yiannis Karygiannis – piano
Alessio Bruno – bass
George Panaite – drums

Anne Gunaa (dedicated to his mother) sounds like:
Aktas Erdogan (solo) sounds like:

Rotterdam Thursday Night Groove Session (RTGS)
Best session in town since years, founded by Efe Erdem
The band plays one set, after the break you are welcome to join the session.

Free entrance.


1 February 2018
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Jazz Cafe Dizzy
‘s-Gravendijkwal 127
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland 3021 EK Nederland
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