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Hakan BaŞAR

Hakan Başar on Ubuntu Music

Hakan Başar (Jr.), who was born in Istanbul, Turkey, in 2004. He began playing piano when he was eight years old. After some private lessons he continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist.

Hakan was 10 when gave his first concert, within 5th Pera Music Festival, with transcription and repertoire of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones, Bill Evans and Tommy Flanagan.

He has performed at events such as 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".

Hakan has met with a number of international jazz superstars, including Chick Corea, Ron Carter, Russell Malone and Eddie Gomez. Hakan even got the chance to workshop with Chick Corea before Corea's concert in İstanbul.

Hakan began recording in 2018. İmer Demirer, Halil Çağlar Serin, Engin Recepoğulları, Kağan Yıldız, and especially Ferit Odman have taken part in these recordings.

Hakan’s debut album, ‘On Top of The Roof’, will be released on Ubuntu Music in late 2019.