Hakan Başar (Jr.) ,who was born in 2004, began playing piano when he was 8. After some ephemeral private lessons he has continued his studies with his father, who is a guitarist.
He has done jazz piano studies with curriculums of jazz pianists such as Noah Baerman, Bill Cunliffe, Andy LaVerne, Andrew D. Gordon, Walter Norris, Bill Dobbins, Jeb Patton, David Berkman, Neil Olmstead, John Valerio, Clare Fisher respectively.
Thereafter he was 10 when he gave his first concert within 5th Pera Music Festival with transcriptions and repertoires of Michel Petrucciani, Oscar Peterson, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Barron, Hank Jones,Bill Evans,Tommy Flanagan, Sonny Clark, Art Tatum, Scott Joplin, Chick Corea, Thelonious Monk.
He has played gigs within various events with projects such as Tribute to Michel Petrucciani,Tribute to Oscar Peterson & Keith Jarrett etc.
Başar continues his musical studies at full steam besides his student life. His first records were fulfilled at İTÜ MİAM Studios at the end of 2015. He has taken part in written and visual media many times. He performed within Istanbul Jazz Festival when he was twelve years old.
The new season ,that started on 8th February 2017 with Akbank Sanat Young Talent concert, has continued with İzmir European Jazz Festival on 17th March 2017, İstanbul Jazz Festival Press Meeting on 28th March 2017, Remembrance Night of Ahmet Ertegün on 29th March 2017.