Sat, April 5th

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol CD release concert


Doors 9:00PM
Show 9:30PM
Advance Price $10 (SAVE 30% on dinner when you include a Full Dinner for only $20 - details below)
Door Price $15
Table Reservation (212) 777-1157

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

Photo Credit: Cem Eskinazi

Mehmet Sanlıkol came to United States in the year of 1993 when he won a scholarship to Berklee College of Music. In 1997, he founded the contemporary jazz ensemble AudioFact and toured Mexico, Argentina, the USA and Europe. The same year, he received Berklee College of Music's Clare Fischer Award and completed his degree in Jazz Composition and Film Scoring. While at Berklee Sanlıkol studied with such accomplished composers like Herb Pomeroy and Ken Pullig. In the year 2000 he graduated from New England Conservatory of Music with a Master's Degree in Jazz Composition. In 2004 Mehmet completed his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Composition at the New England Conservatory and helped find Dünya based in Boston, Massachusetts. Sanlıkol is the president of Dünya, a musicians’ collective, dedicated to contemporary presentations of Turkish traditions, alone and in interaction with other musical traditions, through musical performance, publication, and educational activities. Since its founding Sanlıkol has produced, performed and delivered talks at over ninety Dünya events. To date Mehmet has released 11 CDs as well as a DVD featuring himself as a producer, director/performer and a composer. 

Mehmet Sanlıkol has composed for, performed and toured with international stars and ensembles such as Tiger Okoshi, Bob Brookmeyer, Esperanza Spalding, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Okay Temiz, Erkan Oğur, Yansımalar, Omar Faruk Tekbilek and The Boston Camerata at numerous prestigious International Music Festivals and venues such as the Blue Note Jazz club in New York. At this CD release concert Sanlıkol will present his modern jazz compositions for big band as well as jazz combo compositions specifically influenced by Turkish music from his new album.

Photo Credit: John Weston

Mark Zaleski, soprano and alto sax., flute, clarinet   
David Milazzo, alto sax., flute,                                     
Aaron Henry, tenor sax., clarinet,                         
Tucker Antell, tenor sax., clarinet,                         
Jared Sims, baritone sax., bass clarinet

Mike Peipman, trumpet,
Jeff Claassen, trumpet, flugel horn,
Kathleen Doran, trumpet, flugel horn,
Jerry Sabatini, trumpet, flugel horn,

Clayton DeWalt, trombone,                         
Randy Pingrey, trombone,                         
Tim Lienhard, trombone,                         
Ido Meshulam, bass trombone,                       

Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol, conductor, piano, keyboards, voice, zurna, ney
Utar Artun, piano, conductor
Phil Sargent, electric guitar,
Fernando Huergo, electric bass,
Bertram Lehmann, drumspercussion
Cem Mutlu, drumspercussion                                                            
Engin Günaydın, drums, percussion



**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:


None: I purchased a General Admission Ticket

Option 1: Mediterranean Plate, Salad and a Soda

Option 2: Hamburger, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 3: Marinated Grilled Chicken Cubes, Salad, Humus and a Soda

Option 4: Kale Salad, Humus and a Soda