Defne Şahin

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„A singer with a cosmopolitan, literate approach to jazz“ - Deutsche Welle
  • New video

    22
    May
    2016

    Echoes of a Dream

  • new CD unravel will be released on May 27th

    14
    Apr
    2016

    I'm very happy to announce the release of my new CD unravel. It was produced by Guillermo Klein and recorded with my New York based band at the legendary Sear Sound Studios. You will hear: Fabian Almazan (piano), Petros Klampanis (bass), Henry Cole (drums). Special guests: Keisuke Matsuno (guitar), Guillermo Klein (piano, vocals). The CD will be released on Fresh Sound Records and was supported by the Initiative Musik.
    Audio samples and videos are coming soon.

    unravel_Cover_klein

  • Cultural Academy Tarabya

    14
    Apr
    2016

    Since March I've been an Artist in Residence at the Cultural Academy of the German Foreign Office in Istanbul. Tarabya

    More about the Cultural Academy and the historical summer residence: www.tarabya.diplo.de

  • Stereography Project

    25
    Feb
    2015

    Saxophonist and composer Marike van Dijk's CD The Stereography Project is out now on Brooklyn Jazz Underground Records.
    I'm very happy to be a part of this wonderful large ensemble with: Anna Webber, Lucas Pino, Ben van Gelder, Alan Ferber, Sita Chay, Elinor Speirs, Eric Lemmon, Amanda Gookin, Manuel Schmiedel, Rick Rosato, Mark Schilders and Ruben Samama.
    Here is a recent article about Marike on abc news.

    Stereography

  • Happy New Year!

    04
    Jan
    2015

    I want to say thank you for your support with this picture of my last performance in 2014.
    Wishing everyone a peaceful and wonderful 2015!
    Defne

    Embassy

    Shai Maestro (piano), Hans Glawischnig (bass), Ziv Ravitz (drums) - live at the German Consulate in NYC.
    (Photo: Beowulf Sheehan)

  • Concert at the German Consulate in New York City

    10
    Dec
    2014

    I'm looking forward to a special performance at the German Consulate on 12/16/14 at 6pm.

    The concert will feature Shai Maestro on piano, Hans Glawischnig on bass and Ziv Ravitz on drums.

    There will be a nice reception after the concert and you can only get tickets in advance via Eventbrite for 5$.

    I hope to see you there!

  • Welcome to my new virtual home :-)

    29
    Oct
    2014

    I’ve created this blog to share my musical journey with you, which has lead me from Berlin to New York 2 years ago. 

    Please subscribe to my newsletter if you wish to receive information about my shows in your area, CD releases and new collaborations. 

    Thank you for visiting my website and I hope to see you soon!

    Defne