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Mehmet Sanlikol

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol (composer, performer & scholar)

Grammy nominated composer and CMES Harvard University fellow (2013-15) Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol made his Carnegie Hall debut in April 2016 premiering his commissioned piece Harabat/The Intoxicated with the American Composers Orchestra. Other recent works have been heard at Tanglewood’s Ozawa Hall, Jordan Hall and on A Far Cry string orchestra’s recording Dreams and Prayers. He hails from Cyprus and Turkey, and is DownBeat Magazine’s September 2016 Editor’s pick, JAZZIZ’s Top 10 Critics’ Choice 2014 pick, a Jazz pianist, a multi- instrumentalist, a singer, an ethnomusicologist as well as a full-time faculty member at New England Conservatory. Sanlıkol was a recipient of The Aaron Copland Fund for Music Performance Program Grant in 2016 with his unique jazz orchestra/combo, Whatsnext? and has been praised by critics all over the world for his unique, pluralist, multicultural and energetic musical voice. The Boston Globe noted that Sanlıkol’s “music is colorful, fanciful, full of rhythmic life, and full of feeling. The multiculturalism is not touristy, but rather sophisticated, informed, internalized; Sanlıkol is a citizen of the world”, “…and he (Sanlıkol) is another who could play decisive role in music’s future in the world.” Read More…

All Sessions By Mehmet Sanlikol

Open Rehearsal - Jazzaar Festival Big Band
April 10, 2019 11.00-12.00
Aula, Alte Kantonsschule Aarau
Jam Session
April 10, 2019 21:00 - 00:00
Restaurant Einstein, Aarau
Ron Carter & The Jazzaar Festival Big Band
April 12, 2019 20.00-22.30
Aeschbachhalle