Ilhan Ersahin is one of the most creative and adventurous artists of the contemporary jazz scene in the world. Invited and appreciated on the stages of major international festivals, Ilhan Ersahin is considered an innovator and pioneer of contemporary jazz, which makes a significant contribution to the evolution of jazz and its fusions, and to its global promotion.

Stylistic diversity is the hallmark of his artistic expression, embodied in a variety of personal and collaborative albums and projects with top names in world jazz.

The ISTANBUL SESSIONS project, created together with bassist Alp Ersönmez, drummer Turgut Alp Bekoğlu and percussionist İzzet Kızıl, is a fusion between the New York East Village and the fascinating nights of Istanbul. ISTANBUL SESSIONS is a perfect example of what can happen when important artists from different cultures meet and create a miracle.


lhan Ersahin – tenor sax

Alp Ersönmez- bass

Turgut Alp Bekoğlu – drums

İzzet Kızıl – Percussion