On May 9th, Zorlu PSM will host Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi, a multicultural project which brings together the music of different geographies, as a part of Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival!
Composer, pianist and vocalist Selen Gülün has received critical acclaim from all around the world with her ability to harmonize her training in Western music with the music of Turkey. Having released her albums titled Just About Jazz Live (2005), Selen Gülün Trio Sürprizler (2006), Selen Gülün by Selen Gülün (2009), Answers (2010) and Başka (2013), she will release the album titled The Women's Matinee in March 2017.
Marcello Allulli, who is one of the most renowned saxophone players of Italy, has taken the stage in prestigious venues and festivals around the world with many esteemed local and international ensembles such as MAT Marcello Allulli Trio, Maria Pia de Vito Rita Marcotulli Quintet, Glauco Venier Ensemble, Ceccarelli-Allulli duo guest Greta Panettieri, Mufloni, RAJ Trio with Michele Rabbia and Ettore Fioravanti Quartet.
Mostly known with his works as a composer and sound designer, Emanuele de Raymondi carried on his career with multimedia shows, installations and film scores. Raymondi also released two electro acoustic albums on the Zerokilled label, collaborating with Turkish clarinet virtuoso Oğuz Büyükberber in one of them.
These three talents came together to form the project titled Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi and their debut album KAPI was recorded live in Bilgi University in November 2016. The album featured the piano, synthesizer and vocals of Selen Gülün, accompanied by the tenor sax of Marcello Allulli and the electric guitar and electronics of Emanuele de Raymondi that come together to capture new sounds and spaces derived from two different geographies.
Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi, the project which performs a multicultural collaboration, will be at Zorlu PSM on May 9th as a part of Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival
Istanbul is getting ready to host a brand new festival! Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which looks at music from a broad perspective while adopting the polyphony of it, will take place for the first time between May 3rd and 12th!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which will also feature shades of blues, electronic, ethnic, funk, indie, classic, pop and rock, will position itself in the middle of the art and culture scene of the city between May 3rd and 12th.
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival, which will take place between May 3rd and 12th, will feature the following line-up full of jazz legends and amazing talents: Chick Corea, the legendary American jazz/fusion pianist and composer, who will share the stage with American jazz drummer Brian Blade and Puerto Rican jazz contrabass player Eddie Gómez; Jan Garbarek, the Norwegian saxophonist who is considered as the founder of Scandinavian jazz, and Indian percussionist/composer Trilok Gurtu; American jazz, soul and blues artist Beth Hart; Grammy award-winning pianist Michel Camilo and Spanish flamenco virtuoso Tomatito; Stephan Micus, the multi-instrumentalist from Germany who is one of the most esteemed names of contemporary classical music and world music; Brazzaville, the American band which combines indie-pop, bossa nova and chamber pop; Esmerine, the Canadian band which brings together modern chamber music with sub-genres such as drone, post-punk and Turkish folk music; Pantha du Prince, the German producer/composer and conceptual artist; Oriental Wind, the project of Okay Temiz which will harmonize jazz and improvisation with influence from Turkish folklore and sufi music; the concert which will feature the music from Nezih Ünen's documentary Lost Songs of Anatolia being performed by esteemed musicians; Funkbook, the project of Önder Focan and Şallıel Bros, two prominent figures of Turkey's music scene; Gaye Su Akyol, who has continued the success of her debut album Develerle Yaşıyorum in her second one, Hologram İmparatorluğu; Redd, one of the most successful pop/rock bands from Turkey; Gülün / Allulli / De Raymondi, a multicultural project which brings together music from different geographies and Esra Kayıkçı, an up-and-coming singer/songwriter from Turkey!
Zorlu PSM Jazz Festival will kickstart a brand new tradition in the art and culture scene of Istanbul with the parties, panels, workshops, record market, open air free events, film and documentary screenings it will host along with breathtaking performances that will cover a diverse range of genres under one roof; jazz!