- What’s On
October will be an exciting month at Nardis. This month brings a special event to celebrate the 100th birthday of Thelonious Monk , MONK@100!, on October 10th. The band honouring the musician, who died in 1982, includes leading instrumentalists in the Turkish jazz scene, with Tolga Bilgin on trumpet, Engin Recepoğulları on tenor saxophone, Kaan Bıyıkoğlu on piano, Matthew Hall on bass and Ferit Odman on drums. We’re fans of Monk’s innovative modern jazz compositions and look forward to this show.
On October 9th, Gagarin Band performs their mosaic of music styles, bringing together jazz, latin and soul with a contemporary sensibility.
We’re eager to hear Funkbook, the new project by Nardis founder Önder Focan and the Şallıel Brothers, founders of the What da Funk Project. On October 16th, they’ll perform Focan’s original compositions.
You can see the full programme here.