Riccardo Marenghi

Drums 

 

Riccardo Marenghi born 1975 in Piacenza (Italy) , drummer and percussion player, has a wide background in many musical styles. After studying jazz drumming and ensemble playing in Milan (C.E.M.M), in 2006 graduated in psychology with a  master thesis about ensemble drumming and social music therapy. He studied african percussion with master drummer Dramane Konate and went to Africa (Burkina Faso) perfecting his craft. In 2010 he moved to Istanbul where he is active  collaborating with many musicians in the jazz and world music domain.

 

 

Andreas Metzler

Double Bass

 

Andreas Metzler born 1974 in Bern (Switzerland) has been an active member of the Amsterdam jazz scene between 2000-2015. In 2015 he immigrated to Istanbul. He has played at a number of national and international occasions with local and international musicians (Gary Smulyan, Dick Oatts, David Friedman, Okay Temiz, Tony Miceli, Benni von Gutzeit, Patrick Manzecchi, John Engels, Hein van der Gaag, Saskia Laroo, Michiel Borstlap...).

Andreas has played in many different groups and styles, such as: 

 

-Ton Art Ensemble (experimental/avantgarde) Hamburg 1998

-Shibly Band (worldmusic) Skopje Acoustic Festival 2001

-Thelonious 4 (the music of Monk, special guest: Tony Miceli) 2004

-Nomy Rosenberg Trio (Gypsy Jazz) 2008

-Native City (trad. Jazz and originals, special guest: David Friedman) since 2009

-Macrocosmos (Bartok, Satie) since 2010

-Bassolutions (Solo) 2010

-Oriental wind (Okay Temiz) since 2015

And many more...

 

 

BIO

 

Evrim Demirel

Piano | Syhnthesizers | Melodica  

 

Evrim Demirel is one of the renowned composers of the young generation in Turkey. He has been a leading figure in using non-western instruments with a western approach. Demirel is known for his citations of styles and using of diverse elements, considered by some as post-modern. He has recently composed an opera about Hittites, an ancient civilisation of eastern Anatolia. Demirel integrates elements of different traditions in his own idiom.

 

Schools:

Bilkent University, Music Faculty - Composition (Bachelor degree)

Rotterdam Conservatory - Composition, Jazz Piano (Bachelor degrees)

Amsterdam Conservatory - Composition (Masters degree)

Mimar Sinan University - Composition (PHD) 

 

For more information please visit www.evrimdemirel.com

 

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