Thu, January 5th

Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions

jazz Turkish TICKETS

Doors 10PM
Show 10:30PM
Advance Price $15
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

Confusion is good sometimes. It’s a way to start thinking about whatever you are confused about. This is what IIhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions have done since 2008. They have set fire to stages all across the world : from New York to Istanbul, from Paris to Sao Paolo, from London to Skopje.. Their electrifying, genre-crossing performance pose questions: Is this really jazz Doesn't this sound like a rock band? Where does their sound come from? Frontman Ilhan Ersahin is one of those rare moguls of the New York City underground scene via his club and record label, Nublu, and he's spread his New York energy throughout the world.I It’s possible to see him jamming with The Red Hot Chili Peppers in Sao Paolo, or featuring Bugge Wesseltoft in Blue Note Tokyo or playing a beautiful oriental set with Turkish gypsies in an elegant concert hall somewhere in Europe. How about Istanbul Sessions then? It’s master-level musicianship meeting high eclecticism where the cliché of “east-to-west crossover” finds it’s true sense and power. A session is a meeting of a deliberative body to conduct its business. In this case, the business is music, and the music is another heavyweight offering from Ilhan and his crew. Above all, the Istanbul Sessions can aptly be described as cinematic.