JANUARY 20: Friday Jazz at the High featuring Emrah Kotan
Friday Jazz at the High continues with great music on January 20 from 6 to 10pm with drummer—- Emrah Kotan. The evening is hosted by WCLK's Jamal Ahmad.
Curated by Kotan, the event will feature two musical areas where musicians will play throughout the evening, layering notes and improvising melodies
In addition to the great sounds, Friday Jazz patrons will also get to enjoy the Deana Lawson exhibition.
Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who came to the United States from his native Turkey and received a Master's degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. His debut album, The New Anatolian Experience, is a collection of original compositions and arrangements that fuse world music and jazz, creating stylistically sophisticated vibes and a genuine model of personal artistic expression.
After playing some of the most renowned venues in the world such as the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival and The Blue Note in New York, Emrah is one of the most sought after musicians in the Atlanta music scene. His unique musical ability transcends many genres and cultures. He is involved in various musical projects, including his own, and is the drummer/percussionist for Grammy award winning artist, India.Arie.
Aside from performing, Emrah is an enthusiastic music educator who has conducted master classes and has taught many students over the years, some of which who have been awarded music scholarships by the colleges of their choice. Emrah teaches students of all ages privately and is the Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College. He lives in Atlanta, GA.
Emrah Kotan proudly endorses Pearl drums and percussion.
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