Wed, January 14th

Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions

Funk Turkish turkish pop TICKETS

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

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

Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions

In the grand continuum of the ever progressing Nublu Sound, acclaimed saxophonist and composer Ilhan Ersahin is getting ready to unveil his internationally praised Istanbul Sessions project’s third studio album. Founder of Nublu Records and the renowned East Village nightclub of the same name, Ersahin again brings together the sounds of east and west to produce something new and vital, further perfecting a style first introduced with Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions with Erik Truffaz (2010), followed by “Night Rider” (2012). This genuine quartet combines Ersahin's free-form avant-jazz riffs skillfully and seamlessly with the exotically flavored grooves conjured by Istanbul bassist Alp Ersonmez, drummer Turgut Alp Bekoglu, and percussionist Izzet Kizil to dazzling effect. "Our aim is to play what we're living and for us this album is sort of an explanation of the nightlife of Istanbul," says Ersahin. 

Born of a Swedish mother and Turkish father, Ersahin's ties to Istanbul were established early on. For the last 15 years he has traveled there regularly, playing gigs with local artists, absorbing the atmosphere and interpreting it through his own uniquemusical lens. He formed Istanbul Sessions with Ersonmez, Bekoglu, and Kizil four years ago for an art event. 

The sound they created together worked so well that they went on to perform at a variety of prestigious clubs including Bimhuis (Amsterdam), Quasimodo (Berlin), Babylon (Istanbul), A38 (Budapest), Dock des Suds (Marseille), MITO (Torino), Fashing (Stockholm) as well as established festivals such as Summerstage (New York), Rock N Coke (Istanbul), Akbank Jazz (Istanbul), Banlieues Bleues (Paris), Enjoy Jazz (Mannheim) Skopje Jazz and London Jazz... They are a perfect example of the magic that can happen when the best of cultures meet and something of elusive wonder is created. 

This is New York City's East Village meets late-night Istanbul. Each song is a revelation of organic composition, birthed from the sometimes all-night sessions in the clubs of Istanbul, and together they create a series of comfortably loose, but perfectly deep vibes that melt the listener into a state of nocturnal delirium. Jump in and take a midnight ride with Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions.
Ilhan Ersahin - tenor saxophone
Alp Ersonmez - bass
Turgut Alp Bekoğlu - drums
Izzet Kızıl - 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:

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