Burak Kaya

Burak Kaya (1970) was born in Ankara, Turkey. He began playing classical guitar at age of 12. He played both classical guitar music and jazz standards seperately for a long period of time. Although he took some guitar and harmony lessons, he's mostly self-taught.

Kaya had a strong influence of world music, latin jazz and Anatolian traditional musics in his style. Instead of using amplified guitars he prefers to play nylon string classical guitar which creates an natural acoustic sound. He plays mostly in small groups such as jazz trios including double bass and percussions or duo instrument projects. After playing in several groups, he established “Çekirdek” with his friends and recorded an album named 'Siste Yürümek' in 1992.

In 2006, he recorded a duo album with Hakan Küçükçınar the bass player and vocalist at Çekirdek.

He was a writer and publisher of an online magazine Çalakalem since 2001. Some of his short stories published in several literary magazines in Turkey.

He arranged Anatolian folk songs for jazz quartet and recorded an album named Songs For Cango in 2013. The album is including 9 traditional songs and a requiem for Uludere Massacre. His latest album Climate Change was released in 2015.

He started learning and playing fretless guitar in 2014. He is teaching jazz guitar in Burak Kaya Jazz Guitar Academy since 2010.

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Istanbul

Willing to teach

Advanced only

Credentials/Background

Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Latin Jazz Guitar

Discography

Climate Change

Climate Change

Self Produced
2015

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Yalgızam

Yalgızam

Burak Kaya
Songs For Cango

Activists

Activists

Burak Kaya
Climate Change

Aman Avci

Aman Avci

Burak Kaya
Songs For Cango

Gezi Park

Gezi Park

Burak Kaya
Climate Change

Uludere Requiem

Uludere Requiem

Burak Kaya
Songs For Cango

HES Off

HES Off

Burak Kaya
Climate Change

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