In "JazzArk Project", pianist and composer Baki Duyarlar combines old Turkish forms and makams he pulled from the chest of his family of seven-generation musicians, with modern jazz tones, updating the music of old civilizations with today’s approaches.
Consisting of acoustic piano, double bass and Turkish percussion instruments, this unusual trio aims at melting Turkish classical music serenity with the ampleness of European music and the enthusiasm of Mediterranean warmth in the same pot.
In JazzArk Project’s debut album, released in 2020, Baki Duyarlar was accompanied by Mehmet Akatay, Kristian Lind and Antonio Serrano, one of the most important harmonica players of our time, who played with Paco de Lucia for many years.
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Baki Duyarlar is graduated from Academy of Music and Performing Arts Tilburg, The Department of Jazz Piano, and he is associate professor degree from World Music Departmen (a co-program by Rotterdam State Conservatory and Stichting Kunstzinnige Vorming Rotterdam). Taking the “Assoc.phd.” title at the early age of 24, he lectured in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague music schools for 5 years.
Baki Duyarlar also gives lessons in Bahçeşehir University Jazz Academy in Istanbul, as founder member of the department.