Yavuz Akyazıcı (g), Eren Turgut (b), Riccardo Marenghi (d).
1996 yılında New York’taki, New School Jazz Academy’nin Jazz Performance bölümünden mezun oldu. Amerika’da geçirdiği 17 sene boyunca 55 Bar, Birdland, Bottom Line, Village Vanguard, Knitting Factory, Auggie’s gibi dünyaca ünlü caz kulüplerinde konserler verdi. 2007 yılında Türkiye’de çıkan ilk albümü “Gamzelim” Sound on Sound dergisinin albüm kritiklerince “virtüözce çalınmış ve kaydedilmiş” olarak tanımlandı. 2011 Haziran ayında Yavuz Akyazıcı Project grubuyla “Turkish Standards Vol.1″i , 2012 yılbaşında ise çoğunluğu kendi bestelerinden oluşan “Bridge” albümüyle “Sway” ve “House of the Rising Sun” gibi iki popüler şarkıyı yorumladı. 2014’de Turkish Standards Vol.2’yi, 2018’de ise Turkish Standards Vol. 3’ü piyasaya çıkardı.
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He was born in 1966. He started his education in Bosphorus University Chemical Engineering department. However, He decided to study jazz in New York and went to New School Jazz Performance program. He became a student of teachers like Reggie Workman, Jim Hall, Billy Harper, Buster Williams, Vic Juris. While his education was going on, he performed at jazz clubs like 55 Bar where Mike Stern and Wayne Krantz also played. After graduation, he continued playing his own compositions with musicians like Matt Wilson (Charlie Haden Liberation Band), Eric Person (Ben Harper, Dave Holland Quintet), Joe Fonda (Kenny Baron, Anthony Braxton), Kevin Burke (Wynton Marsallis Orchestra) and formed the band Volcano. With this band he played in various jazz clubs in United States, Turkey and Baku Jazz Festival.
His first published CD Volcano/Gamzelim received a lot praise in jazz community. Interntaional Sound on Sound magazine named this album as “virtuoso performance and recording”.
He formed Yavuz Akyazıcı Project at the beginning of 2011. This band recorded Turkish Standards Vol.1 which ic a CD consisted of Turkish pop songs re-arranged in a jazz standard fashion.
His latest CD “Bridge” was published at the beginning of 2012. This recording consists of seven Yavuz Akyazıcı compositions as well as popular songs like “Sway”, “House of the Rising Sun” and a jazz standard from Sam Rivers named “Beatrice”. He released “Turkish Standards Vol. 2” at 2014 and “Turkish Standards Vol. 3” at 2018.