The youngest jazz pianist of Turkey, 2004-born Hakan Başar started playing the piano at the age of 8. After some ephemeral private lessons he has continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist. He has done jazz piano studies with curriculums of foreign jazz pianists, and with transcription and repertoire of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones,Bill Evans, Tommy Flanagan, he has mastered at his instrument. Having played his first show at the age of 10 within 5th Pera Music Festival, he has taken the stage at 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 Michel Petrucciani","Tribute Oscar Peterson & Keith Jarrett" etc. As a finalist of the 2015 Istanbul Jazz Festival’s Young Jazz Competition, he has been invited to many other festivals in Turkey.
Hakan Başar got a chance to workshop with Chick Corea and has met with Ron Carter, Russell Malone, Eddie Gomez, Donald Vega. He appeared as a guest in a concert of İBB Kent Orchestra at CRR in January 2019 and he took the stage with Hakan Aysev. In April 2019, Hakan Başar was at CRR's stage again, this time with TRT Jazz Orchestra.
Hakan Başar Trio featuring Ferit Odman on drums and Halil Çağlar Serin on bass guitar played at Uniq Hall on July 16 as part of 26th Istanbul Jazz Festival and at Akbank Sanat on May 22. The exceptionally gifted artist who captivates audiences with a repertoire of classics from the jazz masters will make his international debut at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival on November 15.
"...the only thing I know is that in the years to come, we'll be mentioning Hakan Başar's name a lot."
Zafer Can - Müzik Güncesi
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