40TL 15 Dec
Ercüment Orkut Trio
December 15-21:00 PM - December 15-23:00 PM
Ercüment Orkut (p), Matt Hall (b), Volkan Öktem (d) Ercüment Orkut was born in Istanbul/Turkey in 1984. He has attended Mimar Sinan Conservatory in 1993 and studied piano for four years. In 1997, he has also started to study composition and has perpetuated his education as two major fields of studies for five years. He has worked with Prof. Özkan Manav in between the years 2000 and 2005, and has graduated from M.S.U (Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University) State Conservatory “Composition and Conduction” department in 2005. He has worked with Dan Zemelman and Peter Horvath in the fields of jazz piano, solo piano techniques and piano trio for three months in San Francisco at the state of California, USA in 2007. He represented Turkey in piano category and won the 2nd prize and has been chosen as “audience favorite” in “Nomme Jazz International Youth Competition Jazz Artists 2009”. He has completed his works in the field of “Composition and Conduction” with Prof. Hasan Uçarsu at the level of graduate study in Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in the same year. He has participated to the 46th Siena Jazz Workshops in Italy and worked with Matt Mitchell, Miguel Zenon, Aaron Parks, Stefano Battaglia for two weeks in 2016. During this concert, Orkut will play some of his own compositions that he prepared for his new album to be recorded and some of his songs from his album titled “Low Profile” which was released in April, 2015 from Kalan Music.