Timuçin Şahin (born 3 February 1973) is a Turkish jazz guitarist and composer.He was awarded first prize at the Dutch Jazz Competition in 2001 and second prizes at the Jur Naessens Music Award in 2002, and the Deloitte Jazz Award in 2006. He has so far released five contemporary jazz albums, including solo releases, as part of the contemporary jazz trio On the Line, and as part of the Timucin Sahin Quartet and the Timucin Sahin Quintet.
Şahin started playing guitar when he was 16 years old. In 1992 he began studying jazz guitar with Joe Pass and John Abercombie at Hilversum Conservatory in Rotterdam, Holland. He went on to study classical composition with Daan Manneke at the Amsterdam Conservatory, and with and George Crumb at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.
He has played and recorded with Randy Brecker, Greg Osby, Robin Eubanks, Kai Eckhardt, Mike Mainieri, Mark Turner, Tony Moreno, Ernst Reizeger, Armando Gola, Donny McCaslin, Tyshawn Sorey, Thomas Morgan, Sean Rickman, Marcel Wierckx and Owen Hart Jr.
He has developed his own double necked guitar, on which he combines Indian scales and African rhythms with Western jazz improvisation.Currently, Şahin is a PhD candidate in composition at New York University.
David “Dave” Holland is an English jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader who has been performing and recording for five decades. He has lived in the United States for over 40 years.
Michael Moore is an American jazz musician who has lived in the Netherlands since 1982.
Johan Theodorus Loevendie is a Dutch composer and clarinet player.
George Colligan is an American jazz pianist, organist, drummer, trumpeter, educator, composer, and bandleader.
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Jorge Isaac completed his professional training under with Walter van Hauwe at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam in 2000. In 2002, Isaac received his Master's degree in contemporary performance and live electronics at the same institution. In 2006 he was appointed as Professor of recorder at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, carrying on the famous Amsterdam Recorder School.
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Marzio Scholten is a Dutch jazz guitarist and composer.
Thomas Morgan is an American jazz bassist.
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