Taksim Trio plays for Taksim
Taksim Trio takes the stage at Jolly Joker tonight. Bound to their instruments and committed to their friendship, the group is a sublime example of what happens when three like-minded souls mix, mingle and merge into one.
Featuring three of Turkey’s most in-demand master instrumentalists, Taksim Trio is made up of Hüsnü Senlendirici on the clarinet, Ismail Tunçbilek on the baglama, and Aytaç Dogan on the quanun. Dancing between different musical styles such as traditional, arabesque, jazz and classical, the musicians emerge with a sound that is the sum of their experiences. Some of the works on their most recent album include phrases of music that sound familiar and yet different, as the musicians update melodies they have picked up on their journeys to reflect their own musical identities.