85 Avenue A (between 5th and 6th)
New York, NY 10009
7:15 p.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013
Turkish jazz vocalist and pianist Ece Göksu was born in Ankara, Turkey. After finishing elementary school in New York City, her family returned to Turkey and she entered Hacettepe University State Conservatory’s piano department in 1993 where she had many recitals, chamber music concerts and performed with the H. U. State Conservatory’s orchestra. In 2002 she moved to Istanbul and transferred to Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory graduating from the piano department. Prior to moving to Istanbul she had developed an interest in jazz and once in Istanbul she began singing in clubs like Kempinski-Q Jazz Bar, Nardis Jazz Club, Naima Jazz Club, Istanbul Jazz Center, etc. and performed in the International Istanbul Jazz Festival and International Afyon Jazz Festivals. Goksu also participated in concerts in Dubai and Budapest. In 2007 Göksu was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship and studied jazz vocal performance with Nancy Marano in William Paterson University in New Jersey, where she earned her Master of Music degree. During her education in WPU she gave recitals and participated in big band concerts. She also had the chance to study with Mulgrew Miller, Richard DeRosa and Cecil Bridgewater. Between 2010-2012 she gave many concerts in Turkey with her quartet. She had the honor to sing with the world renowned Duke Ellington Orchestra in Istanbul. Göksu recorded her debut album, ‘Masal’ (Fairy Tale) in 2012 which will be released in October. She also participated in Yavuz Akyazici Project’s first album “Turkish Standards Vol. 1” in 2011.
$10.00 - $30.00