Şahin and Mintus share the same stage
ISTANBULThe Pera Palace Hotel Jumeriah is set to host a jazz concert by Turkish singer and composer Defne Şahin and jazz pianist Guy Mintus.
Born and raised in Berlin, Şahin is rapidly developing an international reputation and drawing influences from time spent immersed in different countries and cultures.
Featuring the words of celebrated Turkish poet Nâzım Hikmet, Şahin’s debut album, “Yaşamak – to Live,” was released by Germany’s highly esteemed Jazz periodical, Jazz Thing Next Generation, on Double Moon Records. The album was subsequently released in Turkey and has been lauded by the media as “the beginning of a successful career.”
Argentinian pianist and composer Guillermo Klein produced Şahin’s second album, “Unravel,” which she recorded with Fabian Almazan, Petros Klampanis and Henry Cole in New York.
In 2011, she was invited to take part in Popcamp by the German Music Foundation. She is currently an artist in residence at the Tarabya Culture Academy of the German Foreign Office in Istanbul.
Israeli born and New York-based pianist and composer Mintus brings together elements from stride piano to Turkish makams, Indian rhythms to Bach-styled counterpoints, Jewish melodies and American jazz standards all weaved together in his own signature style.
Tickets for the concert, which has been made possible with the collaboration of the Goethe Institut Istanbul, are available at Biletix.