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Aydin Esen

“In 2000, JazzTimes magazine asked Chick Corea: ‘Who do you think is the best pianist in the world?’ The answer: ‘Maybe most of you don’t know him, but he is a Turkish guy – Aydın Esen.”

Internationally renowned for his improvisations built around contemporary jazz and electronic music, piano virtuoso and composer Aydın Esen began his musical training at a very early age and continued his education at the Istanbul State Conservatory, the Music Academy of Norway, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory of Music, and The Juilliard School. In addition to releasing fourteen successful solo albums, he has played with leading contemporary musicians including Pat Metheny, Miroslav Vitous, and Dave Liebman, and has contributed to countless recordings. Aydın Esen’s approach to music derives its strength from momentary discoveries rather than conventional formulas.


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