Middle East Studies

Turkish Jazz Fusion Concert with Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and Band

Thursday, October 2, 2014

7:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.

RISD Auditorium, 17 Canal Street, Providence

Discounted tickets are available here. Students $10 with ID, general admission (online purchase) $20, general admission (door) $25.

The  Turkish American Cultural Society of Rhode Island will host a jazz fusion concert by Mehmet Ali Sanlikol and his band tonight, featuring their new album: “whatsnext?”.  

Last year, Mehmet Ali Sanlikol put together a  top notch jazz ensemble featuring some of the best musicians in Boston and NY, and recorded a truly ambitious album, entitled  whatsnext? Their album is currently available on iTunes, Bandcamp, Spotify as well as other such outlets and has been getting positive reviews. Moreover, their album will be on the Grammy ballot  under the Large Jazz Ensemble category.

Today’s concert will take place as part of a series of performances by this 12-piece jazz band which pairs Turkish instruments such as zurna (double reed wind), ney (end-blown flute), kös (large kettledrums) and nekkare (small kettledrums) with a 6-horn jazz combo to perform their Turkish music-influenced compositions.

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