İlhan Erşahin takes the stage
Celebrated Turkish jazz musician İlhan Erşahin will be at Babylon tonight as part of the 23rd Akbank Jazz Festival. With his Istanbul Sessions project, Erşahin reflects Istanbul’s eclectic spirit in his own style by combining jazz, rock and dance elements. Since 2006, the band has performed on a variety of prestigious stages and festivals, from Europe’s leading festivals to Brazil, Istanbul and the New York Summer Stage. In 2009, Erşahin and his band released their first album with renowned trumpeter Erik Truffaz; recently they released their latest album, “Night Rider” in 2012. The band consists of Erşahin (saxophone), Alp Ersönmez (bass), Turgut Alp Bekoğlu (drums) and İzzet Kızıl (percussion).