01 January – The First Jazz Night of 2015
The Batu Salliel, Önder Foçan and Kagan Yildiz Trio will perform on the first evening of the new year. The
members of this ensemble, who regularly perform together as well as with other musicians and groups, will
present a fun repertoire of standards and other arrangements. Foçan, who is mainly self-taught as a jazz
guitarist, has played with a great variety of local and international jazz musicians. Salliel was awarded the
Grand Prize and Best Improvisation awards at the Riga Jazz Saxophone Festival. Yildiz, the bassist, has
performed with several orchestras and many jazz musicians such as Allan Harris, Freddie Cole and Dave
Samuels. The trio will take the stage at Nardis Jazz Club at 9.30 p.m.