Tue, April 23rd

Timucin Sahin 3+2

jazz other Turkish world music TICKETS

Doors 6:30pm
Show 7:15pm
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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If available, more tickets are available at door



Timucin Sahin is presenting an inspiring set of music with an iconoclastic line-up!

An un-compromised set of contemporary music including some recent works of Sahin will be performed in trio, quartet and quintet settings.


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

Christopher Tordini: Bass

Loren Stillman: alto saxophone

Tom Rainey: Drums

Gordon Beeferman: Piano

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.

The music of Brooklyn-based saxophonist and composer,Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. With his training stemming from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Harvey Pittel, Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.


Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master-classes with his own ensembles, Stillman has performed alongside Charlie Haden, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Greg Osby, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Eivind Opsvik, John McNeil, Brad Shepik, Russ Lossing, Vic Juris, and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
An early start to his musical career found Stillman as recipient of two Outstanding Performance Awards (1996 &1998) and the Rising Star Jazz Artist Award (2004) from Down Beat Magazine. Stillman attended Manhattan School of Music (1998) and The New School (2002) on full music scholarship, and was a semifinalist in the 2002 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition. In 2005, Stillman received the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.
Stillman’s original recordings, Winter Fruits (Pirouet 2008) It Could Be Anything (Fresh Sound, 2005), The Brothers’ Breakfast (Steeplechase, 2006), and Blind Date (Pirouet, 2006), received critical acclaim from The New York Times and four star recognition in BBC Jazz Review, Jazz Man Magazine and Downbeat Magazine. Stillman has been featured on WKCR, Weekend America Public Broadcasting, and LIU Radio programming.
Stillman endorses AMT Microphones and Vandoren Reeds and Mouthpieces exclusively.


Tom Rainey
is a player who swerves between avant-garde notions and a mainstream sensibility and when he plays the smell of invention is in the air”


Joseph Woodard, L.A Times


Percussionist Tom Rainey was born in Los Angeles, California in 1957.

Since moving to New York City in 1979 he has performed at festivals and clubs throughout North America and Europe with a wide range of artists, including John Abercrombie, Ray Anderson, Tim Berne, Jane Ira Bloom, Ted Curson, Marc Ducret, George Gruntz, David Torn, Mark Helias, Fred Hersch, Andy Laster, Joe Lovano, Carmen McRae, Mike Nock, Simon Nabatov, New and Used, Matthias Schubert, Tom Varner, WDR Big Band, Ken Werner and Denny Zeitlin.

Tom Rainey received an National Endowment for the Arts grant to compose and perform a concert of music for percussion and drums featuring Dave Samuels and Arto Tuncboyaci.

Rainey’s voluminous recording credits and the artistic caliber of the musicians he’s supported would easily place him on the A-list of drummers closely identified with the New York City modern creative jazz scene roughly from the late ’80s onward.

Tom Rainey recorded his debut album as a leader, "Pool School" for Cleanfeed Records in May 2010. The CD also features Mary Halvorson on guitar and Ingrid Laubrock on saxophone. The trio’s follow-up CD "Camino Cielo Echo" was just released on Intakt Records.


Christopher Tordini is an in-demand bassist on the New York City music scene, where he performs with established jazz icons as well as a diverse range of emerging musicians. He has toured and recorded with Andy Milne's Dapp Theory for many years, and has also played in bands led by other renowned artists such as Greg Osby and Jeremy Pelt. Tordini plays often with drummer Ari Hoenig, with the Becca Stevens Band, and is a key collaborator in projects led by drummer/composer Tyshawn Sorey and trombonist/composer Michael Dessen. A graduate of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Tordini forged strong professional relationships with several faculty members there, including Rory Stuart and George Garzone, with whom he continues to collaborate. Recently, Tordini has performed and recorded with prominent bandleaders such as Steve Lehman, Okkyung Lee, Jo-Yu Chen, Mike Pinto, Andrew D'Angelo, Jim Black, and Yaron Herman. He has played at New York City's most prestigious jazz venues, including the Blue Note, the Village Vanguard, the Iridium, the Jazz Standard, Smalls, the Jazz Gallery and the Stone, among many others.


Gordon Beeferman is a composer and pianist whose work spans opera, orchestral and chamber music, improvisation, and collaborations with dance and other arts. His compositions have been performed by the Minnesota Orchestra, Albany Symphony, California EAR Unit, Quartet New Generation recorder collective, American Brass Quintet, eighth blackbird, and others. His chamber opera “The Rat Land,” performed by the New York City Opera on its VOX showcase in 2007 and 2009, was praised by the New York Times as "complex and daringly modern." His septet “Music for an Imaginary Band” was described by Time Out New York as a “commanding avant-jazz ensemble.”

Beeferman has received commissions from the Fromm Foundation, the BMI Foundation, and Concert Artists Guild, among others, and prizes including three BMI Student Composer Awards, an ASCAP Young Composer Award, and the BMG/Williams College National Awards to Young Composers Grand Prize. He has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, and the Copland House, and a fellowship to Tanglewood.



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





**Dinner Special Details** 
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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