Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol & Whatsnext

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol will present his unique 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 his film inspired and innovative Turkish music influenced compositions in order to promote his new album.

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, piano, keyboards, continuum, zurna, ney, voice
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, flugel horn
Jeff Claassen, trumpet flugel horn
Mark Zaleski, alto sax., clarinet
Aaron Henry, tenor & soprano sax.
Chris Gagne, trombone
Jared Sims, baritone sax., bass clarinet
Utar Artun, piano, keyboards
Phil Sargent, electric guitar
Fernando Huergo, electric bass
Bertram Lehmann, drums
George Lernis, kettledrums, frame drums, percussion

On this tour Sanlıkol will also premier his new keyboardless synth, the Continuum Fingerboard, which allows him to play the microtones of Turkish music in jazz. Watch here

Locations, Dates/Times, Prices
Wednesday, October 1, 8:00 PM - Scullers, Cambridge, MA, $25, purchase tickets
Thursday, October 2, 7:30 PM – RISD Auditorium, Providence, RI, $20, on the day of the concert $25, purchase tickets
Friday, October 3, 8:00 PM - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY, seated $25/standing $20, purchase tickets


as part of the 2nd Boston Byzantine Music Festival 

DÜNYA ensemble will perform Phanariot songs as well as Ottoman classical music notated by master 19th century Greek Orthodox cantors from the collections entitled Euterpe (1830) and Mousikon Apanthisma (1856/1872). Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol carefully selected compositions that are historically unique or were written by Greek-Ottoman composers in order to create what may have been the kind of a recital that was enjoyed by a Phanariot Beyzade (a Greek-Ottoman prince) in 19th century Istanbul.

Location, Date/Time, Price
Saturday, November 15, 7:30 PM - Hellenic College Holy Cross, Maliotis Cultural Center, $25