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Timucin Sahin

Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric

Born: February 3, 1973    

“A nimble guitarist and a scintillating composer.” The New York Times- 2009

“Sahin’s guitar playing soars in a confluence of high art and earthiness. “ Guitar Player Magazine- 2010

“Turkish-born/New York-based guitarist Timucin Sahin is one of those artists who defines the avant-garde genre.” Guitar International- 2010

“Very impressive, visceral yet also cerebral and feisty..” Downbeat Magazine- 2013

Timucin Sahin has been recognized as one of today’s truly unique voices of contemporary jazz music by publications such as San Francisco Bay Guardian, AllaboutJazz, Jazzwise, Downbeat and Jazz-Times as well as by many others. His unique sound on fretless electric guitar and his emotional content in his composing made him non-comparable and his music almost impossible to categorize. ...
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Awards

2000 Winner Dutch Jazz Competition 2001 Jur Naessens Muziek Prijs 2006 Second Prize @ Deloitte jazz Award
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    Bafa

    Between the Lines
    2009
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    Window for My Breath

    Kalan Muzik
    2006
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    Slick Road


    2004

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Featured recording “Inherence”

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Inherence

Between the Lines (2013)

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“For Turkish guitarist Timucin Sahin, jazz merely serves as a name for a set of conventions he embroiders with forward-looking compositions, improvisation, and timbres on his new record Window for My Breath. Filtered through the kaleidoscopic vision of Sahin and his crack band, bassist Kai Eckhardt and drummer Owen Hart Jr., the pieces effortlessly move between meters and textures, dropping in polyrhytms before swinging or conjuring the avant-funk of Victor Wooten without any of the feel-good virtuosity pills. They touch upon raga and reggae over occasional bursts of ambient computer noises that blurp, bleep, and awe.” Alex K...

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Primary InstrumentGuitar, electric

Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students

Credentials/Backgroundhttp://music.as.nyu.edu/object/Timucin_Sahin.html

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