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Nardis comes to London

November 18, 2022 – November 19, 2022

Church of our Most Holy Redeemer, 24 Exmouth Market, London EC1R 4QE

This year, Zuhal and Önder Foçan’s Nardis Jazz Club is celebrating its 20th anniversary. July’s big concert at the Volkswagen Arena in Maslak is now followed by a two-night pop-up Nardis Jazz Club in Clerkenwell, London, part of the EFG London Jazz Festival. For a preview, see Tony Barrell in the Cornucopia blog. For tickets, see below, or visit the event website.



Turquazz Musician Hub An opportunity for London-based musicians with Anatolian roots to meet fellow musicians. 11.30–13.00 entrance free.

Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island The screening of a documentary about the legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his wife, Güngör, who migrated to the USA from Turkey in the early 1960s (see trailer) 13.30–15.30 Tickets £11

Paşa Çelik’s Middle East Guitarist and composer Paşa Çelik teams up with the Poles Bartek Bąk on drums and Piotrek Moczurad on double bass and electric bass, for a mixture of original music, Middle East melodies and standards (trailer) 19:00 – 20:30pm £15

Alfred Berkshire Jazz Sessions: Remembering Maffy Falay – Ferit Odman Quintet Ferit Odman and friends pay tribute to the Turkish trumpet legend, Maffy Falay, who died in February 2022 aged 92. 19:00 – 20:30pm. Tickets £19

Önder Foçan Quartet Önder Foçan, jazz guitarist, composer and co-founder and artistic director of Nardis, with his all-star quartet: Ozan Musluoğlu, on double bass, Bulut Gülen on trombone, and Burak Cihangirli on drums. (trailer) 21:00 – 22:30pm Tickets £19


Maffy’s Jazz A screening of Deniz Yüksel’s moving documentary on the great trumpeter. 11–12, £11

Istanbul’s very first jazz entertainer: Thomas the “Black Russian” & Maksim Tavern Noon rakı, an age old tradition, complete with rakı tasting menu (trailer) 12.30–15.00, Tickets £65.00

Anatolian Fusion Ensemble A meeting of virtuosi: Ozan Baysal on the double-neck baglama, Tolga Zafer Özdemir on keys and synth, Bora Bekiroğlu on the electric bass 16.30–8.00 Tickets £15

Female Voices of Turkey: Sezin Angelova / Dolunay Obruk / Sibel Demir 19:00 – 20:30pm. Tickets £19

Alfred Berkshire Jazz Sessions: Tunes of Tuna Ötenel – Ozan Musluoğlu Quartet The first chance for a London audience to hear compositions of a mentor of contemporary Turkish jazz (trailer)[] 21:00 – 22:30pm. Tickets £19

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