Tue, February 12th

Timucin Sahin 4 + Fay Victor Exposed Blues Duo

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Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:00pm
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $15
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Timucin Sahin 4 + Fay Victor Exposed Blues Duo

Timucin Sahin is presenting a rather unique quartet in his first residency at Drom on 12 the of February! The quartet will perform some world- premiere compositions of Sahin.

Also, Fay Victor Exposed Blues Duo will perform right before Timucin Sahin 4! 

7:00PM - Fay Victor Exposed Blues Duo
8:30PM - Timucin Sahin 4 

Timucin Sahin 
photo by Sahin Kocan

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Timucin Sahin: 7 string fretless & 6 String fretted electric guitars

Drew Gress: Bass

John O'Gallagher: alto saxophone

Kenny Grohowski: Drums


Timucin Sahin has been recognized as one of today’s truly unique voices of contemporary jazz music by publications such as San Francisco Bay Guardian, AllaboutJazz, Jazzwise and Jazz-Times as well as by many others.

Both his compositions and his playing on his double-neck guitar – his trademark – radiate an incomparable individualism.

Timucin Sahin, born in Turkey, immigrated to Holland as a young man to study jazz guitar and classical composition in Hilversum and Amsterdam. Then he continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music. After receiving numerous prizes and awards, he became a teacher himself. He shares his concepts about sui-generis guitar playing and composing in masteclass situations. Notable engagements include: Manhattan School of Music New York (USA), NYU New York (USA), Amsterdam Conservatory (NL), Tilburg Conservatory (NL).

Timucin Sahin played and/or recorded with Randy Brecker, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, Kai Eckhardt, Mike Mainieri, Mark Turner, Tony Moreno, Aydin Esen, Gene Jackson, Dave Kikoski, Ernst Reizeger, Armando Gola, Owen Hart Jr, Donny McCaslin, Tyshawn Sorey,Thomas Morgan,Sean Rickman,Concertgebouw Jazz orchestra, to name a few.

He has composed for and commissioned by Amsterdam Percussion Group, Occult Ensemble, Mivos String Quartet, Timetable Percussion Ensemble,Enric Monfort Ensemble, Ere Lievonen, Verso, Amsterdam Conservatory Symphonic Orchestra, Brisk Quartet, TobeSung and others.

John O´Gallagher is a saxophonist highly respected among his colleagues (Tom Harrell, Chris Potter, Maria Schneider, etc.). His dialog with Sahin has not only enthused audiences at numerous festival performances (North Sea Jazz Festival, Moers, etc.), but is also very convincing on the both records that they’ve worked together. The intensity of these musical dialogs is hard to beat, and the technical refinements are impressive.

Bassist/composer Drew Gress performs extensively with artists on the cutting edge of contemporary improvised music. Drew is one of the most sought-after bassist of today’s improvised music and can also be heard within the ensembles of John Abercrombie, Ralph Alessi, Tim Berne, Don Byron, Uri Caine, Bill Carrothers, Ravi Coltrane, Marc Copland, Mark Feldman, Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, Tony Malaby, and John Surman.

29-year-old outstanding drummer, Kenny Grohowski will be on the drum chair this evening. His rich musical background is demonstrated through the growing list of his collaborators and guest artists, including Vernon Reid, Corey Unger (of Blood Has Been Shed), Emeline Michel, Peter Cincotti, Jorge Sylvester, Bobby Sanabria, Bill T. Jones, Rory Stuart, Cassandra Wilson, Richie Ray & Bobby Cruz, Giovanni Hidalgo, John Benitez, Francis Mbappe, Domingo Quinones, and Bobby Valentin.

Grohowski has been a member of bassist Lonnie Plaxico’s band since 2003, and a member of Andy Milne’s Dapp Theory since 2006.

Turkish-born/New York-based guitarist Timucin Sahin is one of those artists who defines the avant-garde genre."
-Matthew Warnock- Guitar International 2009

"Coming to New York by way of Holland from Turkey, Sahin is right in the free jazz thick of things as he might be an ax man but he composes for an Ornette Coleman comeback, and we don’t mean smooth jazz style. Polyrhymic with a rocker’s core, this is certainly for the left leaning, sitting down jazz fan that appreciates a good amphetamine rush along the way."
-Chris Spector Midwest Record 11/06/09

"Timucin Sahin’s truly avant-garde jazz concept is brilliantly realized by New York young lions saxophonist John O’ Gallagher, drummer Tyshawn Sorey, and contrabassist Thomas Morgan. Sahin’s playing ripples, quavers, glissandos, squawks, and soars in a confluence of high art and earthiness."
-Barry Cleveland-Guitar Player February 2010

“Sahin’s sound on the doubleneck is impeccable, as is his emotionally fuelled control of his instrument. With almost an hour of music, Bafa showcases Sahin in his element working with electrifying, gifted musicians. The chemistry of the players forms the foundation of this record, allowing the guitarist’s performance to soar up where it belongs.”
-Jordan Richardson December 4 2009

“Every once in a while a jazz guitarist shows up who can swivel heads and create a buzz that generates a high degree of interest. Turkish-born Timuçin Sahin is one of those individuals. There is a lot going on in Sahin's ample assortment of tones and experimentation and his approach to composition and performance necessitates active involvement. But to apply a one-time film student's simile, it is like delving into a David Lynch or Atom Egoyan movie: on subsequent tries understanding and insight start to occur.”
-Audiophile audition December 12 2009

Fay Victor Exposed Blues Duo

Fay Victor 

The Exposed Blues Duo is collaboration between guitarist Anders Nilsson and Fay Victor that has become an improvising blues duo using true blues, blues based material and all the wails and flails they can muster. With pieces ranging from the Rev. Gary Davis, Leroy Carr, Elmer Snowden, Herbie Nichols and Memphis Slim alongside free improvisation and original tunes. In December 2007 the duo was invited to perform at the Winter Nights festival in Marseille, France run by an improvising collective based there. THE BLUES was the theme that year and this was where the ExPosed Blues Duo was born. The electrifying set the duo performed was thrilling – the packed house wouldn’t go home after four encores! Since then the duo has been performing around New York at venues such as the 55 Bar, The Cake Shop, the Brecht Forum, The Stone, The Local 269 and Barbes.  The duo performed in Chicago at the Elastic and the Velvet Lounge in April 2010, turns out not too long before the passing of Chicago stalwart and tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson which in turn has caused the club t close late in 2010. The Exposed Blues Duo’s long awaited debut recording BARE was released in August of 2010 and received rave reviews in the New York Times, Time Out New York and more.

”Accomplished vocal modernist Fay Victor manages to deconstruct the tradition of jazz song without pretension or tedium—quite a high-wire feat, if you ask us.”
–Time Out New York


**Dinner Special Details**

Click on the ticket link above and select the General Admission ticket PLUS $20 Dinner special to save 30% on your dinner (does not include TIP). Select your dinner option on the page during checking-out when you review your online order and BEFORE finishing the check process.** 

Dinner options include:

  OPTION 1: Mediterranean Plate with Green Salad and a Soda
  OPTION 2: Cheeseburger with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda
  OPTION 3: Fish & chips with Green Salad, Humus and a Soda