New Jazz Album will be at Music Markets Soon

Flautist Halit Turgay's first album "Turkish Tea Jazz Suite" covering his own compositions will show up in June. After local and international awards and numerous concerts flautist Halit Turgay's expected album will be in music markets in a few weeks. Album's recordings has been performed with Jazz-Ist Quartet playing together with Turgay for 2,5 years. The world premier of the album had been performed in Izmir in January. The first concert in Istanbul has took place in Akbank Art Center in recent days.


Turkish Tea Jazz Suite

Flautist Halit Turgay Turkish Tea Jazz Suite

Halit Turgay Performed Istanbul Premier of His Album in Aksanat.

Halit Turgay has recently performed the Istanbul premier of his first album in Akbank Art Center. In the first part Turgay and American guitarist Daniel Thomas played R. Beaser's Mountain Songs and A.Piazzolla's History of Tango. In the second part Turgay and his band Jazz-Ist Quartet performed their new album to the audience. Album and the performance of the group greatly appreciated by listeners.


Halit Turgay Aksanat Konser

Halit Turgay Performed The World Premier of His First Album in Izmir

Halit Turgay's new album Turkish Tea Jazz Suit met with the audience at Izmir Ahmet Adnan Saygun Art Center in January. All compositions greatly applaused from Izmir music fans are carrying the signature of Halit Turgay.


Halit Turgay Aksanat Konser

Magnificent Jazz Concert from Halit Turgay and his band Jazz Ist Quartet

Flautist Halit Turgay and his friends' jazz concert took its place in memorable events of summer 2011 under a moonlit Mediterranean night at the Apollon Temple Side

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Halit Turgay at the Gala Concert of Mersin Musical Festival

The festival held between April 30th and May 18th had gathered almost 1500 performers from Turkey and foreign countries. Opening concert of the organization has been performed by the Hungarian Artemisia Orchestra and flautist Halit Turgay. He performed pieces of Antonio Vivaldi, Ambroise Thomas, Francesco Cilea, Carl M. Von Weber and Bela Bartok besides his own compositions from his first album 'Turkish Tea Jazz Suite' accompanied by the orchestra.

Halit Turgay Flüt Festival

NEW CONCERT: Turkish Tea Jazz Suite in CKM on May 18th

Flautist Halit Turgay and his band Jazz-Ist Quartet has performed in major festivals and art centers of Turkey. Since January they now have a new excitement. They are taking stages for the presentation of the first album Turkish Tea Jazz Suite which consist of Halit Turgay's own compositions and they will meet with audience in Caddebostan Cultural Center on May 18th

Place: Caddebostan Cultural Center
Date: May 18th 2012 Friday Hour: 20:00
CKM Ticket Office 0216 467 25 68

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Turkish Tea Jazz Suite

Each composition has a story. I think it may interest most listeners of how pieces come together or the stories about the composer. That's why before perfoming any pieces I always tell short notes about them. Thus in this section I will share the short stories of each piece of Turkish Tea Jazz Suite.

Flute Phellos


I am a real sea lover. And in my opinion the world's most beautiful sea is in Kas (Phellos). Probably the idea of making my own album occured in Kas because of such kind of natural beauty. The opening work is Kas. I tried to tell its calm blue sea, purity, peace and innocence away from the evils of the world,. Let's see if you can hear the sound of pebbles.


Flute Chat Box

Chat Box

Let's leave the peace in Kas and turn back to real world. Phones ringing during the day, incoming messages, tweets, pokes... Don't you ever feel yourself as surrounded by the technological signals? Thus the Chat Box formed with transition of the messages from friends to notes. Very simple but technological sounded dialogues during our daily life routine...


Flute Promoteus

Sleepigng Giant

There are many mythological legends about Kas with its sea, sky and hills filled with different magic. Zeus punished Prometheus for his disobedience to Gods, who watches city silently across the harbour. Prometheus, sleeping giant, is often sad but sometimes his silence turns into a scream. You will hear allegiance and revolt in the same composition.


Flute Istanbul


İstanbul, my city. A legendary beautiful city with its Maiden's Tower, its sunset, surrounded by sea all around... Have we known its value or wasted all these beauties?. Personally I am not optimistic. In the 4th piece of the album a tragic extinction of Istanbul is told. A deep sorrow and countdown.

Flute Turkish Tea

Turkish Tea

For us Turks, tea has a very important place in our lives. When we work hard we drink Rest Tea. When we are happy a glass of tea is named as Pleasure Tea. For almost each of our mood there is a corresponding name for tea. Quarrels, disputes can be forgotten with a glass of tea and come together as friends. We wish to meet with people in beatiful occasions for Turkish Tea that gives its name to our album.

Flute Blacak Sea

Black Sea

And the final piece of the album. Black Sea ... Black Sea, restless, vivacious, cheerful, enthusiastic ... It is formed of Black Sea melodies blended with jazz sound and performed with jazz instruments. My friends and I always have fun playing this piece. I see a smile appearing in the faces of audience. I hope you have fun, too.

Halit Turgay Konser 2012 Nİsan Aksanat24 April 2012 Tuesday
Flautist Halit Turgay his first album Turkish Jazz Suite consisting of his own compositions had met with audience for the second time at Aksanat on 24 April.
Halit Turgay Konser 2012 Ocak AASSM19 January 2012 Thursday
Turkish Tea Jazz Suite World Premier at Izmir Ahmet Adnan Saygun Art Center
Halit Turgay Konser 2011 Eylül Side10 September 2011 Saturday
Jazz İst Quartet Side Apollon Temple Jazz Concert. Band performed compositions of Ian Clarke, George Gershwin, Mike Mower and Claude Bolling.
Halit Turgay and Guitarist Jonathan Leathwood's Duet2010
Halit Turgay and Guitarist Jonathan Leathwood's Duet
Flute-Halit Turgay, Violin - Rüzgar Turgay, Violoncello - Münif Akalın2011
Flute-Halit Turgay, Violin - Rüzgar Turgay, Violoncello - Münif Akalın
Stars Shine at Night TV Show2010
Stars Shine at Night TV Show
Conductor Sera Tokay Flautist Halit Turgay2009
Conductor Sera Tokay Flautist Halit Turgay
Eskisehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra St. Valentine's Day Concert10-11 February 2012
Eskisehir Municipality Symphony Orchestra St. Valentine's Day Concert
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Jazz Ist Quartet
Jazz - Ist Quartet has been playing together for more than 2 years. The band members are Flautist Halit Turgay, Pianist Ayca Kocaturk, Drummer Emir Ozoglu and Bassist Sezin Ahmet Turkmenoglu.. Turgay's first album Turkish Tea Jazz Suite's recordings have been performed with Jazz - Ist Quartet.

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