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For Old Times’ Sake: a farewell concert to Ryles

Grammy nominated composer and DownBeat magazine’s September 2016 Editor’s pick Jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol brings his unique blend of energetic and innovative Turkish music influenced contemporary Jazz to Ryles for a special evening to say farewell to this beloved venue…
Several generations of musicians cherished Ryles for over 40 years. Please join us for a very special and memorable evening.
Mehmet Ali Sanlikol, piano, voice, ney
James Heazlewood-Dale, bass
George Lernis, drums, percussion
with special guests,
Burcu Gulec, voice
Bulut Gulen, trombone

Location, Date/Time, Price: 
May 11, Ryles Jazz Club, Cambridge, MA, 8:30pm, $15

Why are we called a Musicians’ Collective?

At the core of DÜNYA, even before musicianship, lies friendship. DÜNYA’s many ensembles are nothing but friends of DÜNYA coming together to make music. Some of DÜNYA’s friends will tend to appear in more productions along side our core ensemble, composed of myself, Robert Labaree and Cem Mutlu. However, there will also be DÜNYA productions such as A Story of the City: Constantinople, Istanbul in which as many as 35 musicians (friends) will collaborate. Yet even though some of the cast members in such a production may be participating at a DÜNYA event for the first time, they will immediately become a member of the greater DÜNYA family.

DÜNYA has a core ensemble and many circles of friends. Each of our productions will present a musical theme and, depending on this theme and the kinds of instruments required, our core ensemble will be joined by a number of our friends. That’s what makes us a Musicians’ Collective.

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol