Concert

Hakan Başar Quartet

Concert
Hakan Başar Quartet

Hakan Başar (Jr.), who was born in 2004, began playing piano when he was 8. After some ephemeral private lessons he has continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist.

He has done his jazz piano studies with curriculums of jazz pianists such as Noah Baerman, Bill Cunliffe, Andy LaVerne, Andrew  D. Gordon, Walter Norris, Bill Dobbins, Jeb Patton, David Berkman, Neil Olmstead, John Valerio, Clare Fisher respectively. 

Thereafter he was 10 when he gave his first concert within 5th Pera Music Festival with transcriptions and repertoires of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones, Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, Sonny Clark, Art Tatum, Scott Joplin, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk.

He has taken the stage within the events like Cercle d'Orient, Caddebostan Cultural Center, Istanbul Hilton, BBVA (Esma Sultan), Akbank Syndicated Loan Signing Ceremony (Raffles Hotel), AkçanSA (Sabancı Center) with projects like "Tribute to Michel Petrucciani", "Tribute to Oscar Peterson & Keith Jarrett" etc. 

Başar continues his musical studies at full steam besides his student life. His first recordings have been recorded at İTÜ MİAM Studios at the end of 2015. He had taken part in written and visual media many times. He gave a concert within İstanbul Jazz Festival when he was 12.

The new season that started on 8th February 2017 with "Akbank Sanat Young Talent" concert, has continued with İzmir European Jazz Festival on 17th March 2017, İstanbul Jazz Festival Press Meeting on 28th March 2017, Remembrance Night of Ahmet Ertegün on 29th March 2017. 

Başar's concerts in the ongoing process have consisted of International Jazz Day on 30th April 2017, Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival on 6th May 2017, 7th Pera Music Festival on 8th May 2017, Ankara Jazz Festival on 17th May 2017, Kenan Doğulu Harbiye Open Air Theatre concert (guest artist) on 22nd June and 15th August 2017, İstanbul Jazz Festival (Sabancı Museum) on 8th July 2017. His concert within 27th Akbank Jazz Festival was at Saint Benoît stage on 9th November 2017. 

Within this time period, he has met with particularly Chick Corea and then Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Eddie Gómez, Donald Vega. He got a chance for a workshop with Chick Corea before Corea's concert in İstanbul.

Piano : Hakan Başar
Guitar : Yunus Muti
Double Bass : Yarkın Tuncer
Drums : Berkan Tilavel

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