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Soner Ersen is a London based jazz pianist and an educator. He is participating in different projects as a pianist, keyboardist, composer and educator. After working as a professional pianist in the UK and Europe for over 20 years, he obtained a BA Jazz Honours degree at Middlesex University. He has worked with UK’s leading jazz performers and educators such as Chris Batchelor, Rob Townsend, Nikki Iles, Garrett Williams and Steve Rose. He toured with the legendary jazz drummer Billy Cobham as a supporting band member in October 2005. During his jazz journey he has played with UK’s well known jazz musicians. He is currently teaching and gigging in London with his band. In this project, the band will play some original tunes and standards with UK’s finest musicians: Benet McLean on violin, Steve Rose on bass, David Dyson on drums.

13700988_1113665438687644_4380288263258996345_oJoin us at The Piano Bar – 4th August 2016, with one of the finest jazz pianists we have in London. Do not miss this event. So looking forward to this a night not to be missed!

www.aydennesimone.co.uk

www.pianobarsoho.com

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Soner Ersen Trio feat. ROB TOWNSEND

Rob Townsend – Saxophone
Clark Tracey – Drums
Cem Tuncer – Bass
Soner Ersen – Piano

Saxophonist Rob Townsend has performed with many notable jazz artists such as Eddie Henderson, Sam Rivers, Django Bates, Mark Lockheart, Iain Ballamy and Tim Garland. He plays regularly with iconic acid-jazz organist James Taylor and Arnie Somogyi’s award winning band Ambulance. As well as jazz artists, Rob has performed with Rick Wakeman, Bill Bruford and played with Robbie Williams at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert. Rob is a member of legendary Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett’s band. He tours worldwide playing major concerts and festivals, most recently at the Royal Albert Hall, High Voltage in London, Isle of Wight, Ottawa Blues Festival amongst many others. Rob appears on more than 10 CDs and DVDs with Steve Hackett.

As a composer, Rob works mostly in the commercial world. He has scored 8 computer games for companies such as Sony, Disney, Supermassive Games, DR Studios, Frontier Games and Blitz Games. Most recently Rob wrote the music for F1 Racestars a multi-platform worldwide release for Codemasters. Rob has written music for BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Five and Discovery. In 2011 he wrote the music for Mechanical Musical Marvel which was nominated for BAFTA in the best Children’s animation category.

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Vocal: Heidi Vogel

Piano: Soner Ersen

“From her towering opening performance, Heidi Vogel says everything in the right key…. Vogel’s voice is an extraordinarily rich and complex instrument, one that you can easily fall in love with…” Jazzwise Magazine ****

“….surely one of the great jazz voices of modern times, on songs of her own choosing.” ….Vamos-London

“….A voice that comes from the deepest places of the heart, honest interpretation of songs, a powerful childlike presence on stage that makes her so watchable…”
…. Jungle Drums Magazine

“Please take a moment to listen to Heidi’s new record, you will need it! What a lovely moment I had with you listening to all of the songs” …. Mathieu Schreyer KCRW Radio

“….Vogel’s exceptional voice – this song bird outsings a nightingale any day…. the most exquisite, beautiful, sensational album of Brazilian music of this kind by a female vocalist in a very long time.”
…Rainlore’s World of Music.

BIOGRAPHY

Heidi Vogel, vocalist from London, is the lead singer for The Cinematic Orchestra and has toured extensively with the band over the past 6 years.

She appears on their album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” where she performed twice including with The London Metropolitan Orchestra, as well as having appeared with The Krakow Symphony Orchestra, and at The Barbican, on The Jimmy Kimmel show on ABC in the U.S.A. and tours including Australia, U.S.A, Europe, Asia and opening for Erykah Badu in Dubai.

Royal Albert Hall 2010
“…although it was Heidi Vogel who stole the show. On Familiar Ground, she bellowed out with a voice made from mountains and oceans, while every last drop of emotion was wrung from the swooning closer All That You Give.”
… The Evening Standard

Barbican 2011
“….but it needed vocalist Heidi Vogel’s controlled flights of fancy to hold the attention.”
…. The Financial Times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MCXTL22xeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X034hhD57rM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYwEqUHZgFo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs89fTG4fQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4ufXo4Iyo

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/07-love-dance

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/04-black-narcissus

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/02-copacabana

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Soner Ersen Trio feat. CHRIS BATCHELOR

Chris Batchelor- Trumpet
Clark Tracey – Drums
Cem Tuncer – Bass
Soner Ersen – Piano

Chris gained his first professional experience with Dudu Pukwana’s Zila aged 17, at the suggestion of Harry Beckett. He subsequently became a founder member,composer and soloist with Loose Tubes, contributing many pieces to the repertoire of the band from 1984-1990. He was also very active at this time as a member of legendary world music trailblazers 3 Mustaphas 3, as well as enjoying a varied diet of gigs with Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath, Congolese soukous band Taxi Pata Pata and Ashley Slater’s Microgroove.

As a sideman, Chris has appeared alongside many international stars, such as Michael Brecker, Sam Rivers, Hermeto Pascoal, Uri Caine, John Taylor and the Jazz Passengers with Deborah Harry. He has enjoyed a long term playing partnership with altoist Steve Buckley in their bands Orchestra Rafiki, Buckley /Batchelor Quartet and most recently with their award winning international collaboration Big Air,featuring New York based Myra Melford and Jim Black.

The music that Buckley and Batchelor wrote for the Jazz on 3 commission that brought Big Air together subsequently won them a BBC Jazz Award for Best New Work in 2001. Their 2009 release entitled Big Air was described by Brian Morton in Jazz Journal as “the best British jazz record for 20 years”. In November 2009 Chris was selected to receive the prestigious Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers.

Recently he has been working with the reformed Loose Tubes, with Liam Noble’s group Brother Face, Mark Lockheart’s In Deep and Laura Jurd’s Human Spirit, as well as leading his own group Pigfoot, dedicated to reworkings of New Orleans music.

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Vocal: Heidi Vogel

Piano: Soner Ersen

“From her towering opening performance, Heidi Vogel says everything in the right key…. Vogel’s voice is an extraordinarily rich and complex instrument, one that you can easily fall in love with…” Jazzwise Magazine ****

“….surely one of the great jazz voices of modern times, on songs of her own choosing.” ….Vamos-London

“….A voice that comes from the deepest places of the heart, honest interpretation of songs, a powerful childlike presence on stage that makes her so watchable…”
…. Jungle Drums Magazine

“Please take a moment to listen to Heidi’s new record, you will need it! What a lovely moment I had with you listening to all of the songs” …. Mathieu Schreyer KCRW Radio

“….Vogel’s exceptional voice – this song bird outsings a nightingale any day…. the most exquisite, beautiful, sensational album of Brazilian music of this kind by a female vocalist in a very long time.”
…Rainlore’s World of Music.

BIOGRAPHY

Heidi Vogel, vocalist from London, is the lead singer for The Cinematic Orchestra and has toured extensively with the band over the past 6 years.

She appears on their album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” where she performed twice including with The London Metropolitan Orchestra, as well as having appeared with The Krakow Symphony Orchestra, and at The Barbican, on The Jimmy Kimmel show on ABC in the U.S.A. and tours including Australia, U.S.A, Europe, Asia and opening for Erykah Badu in Dubai.

Royal Albert Hall 2010
“…although it was Heidi Vogel who stole the show. On Familiar Ground, she bellowed out with a voice made from mountains and oceans, while every last drop of emotion was wrung from the swooning closer All That You Give.”
… The Evening Standard

Barbican 2011
“….but it needed vocalist Heidi Vogel’s controlled flights of fancy to hold the attention.”
…. The Financial Times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MCXTL22xeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X034hhD57rM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYwEqUHZgFo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs89fTG4fQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4ufXo4Iyo

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/07-love-dance

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/04-black-narcissus

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/02-copacabana

Soner Ersen Trio feat Benet Mclean 16th January 2016

Soner Ersen Trio feat. BENET MCLEAN

Benet Mclean – Violin
Clark Tracey – Drums
Daniel Casimir – Bass
Soner Ersen – Piano

Benet is a fine musician who started playing violin at the age of 3. After winning a scholarship to the Purcell School of Music by the time he was in his early teens, he was tipped for big things within the classical world (along with his brother Viv, now a successful concert pianist). Destined to be a concert violinist all was going smoothly until, in his early teens, he heard a Dizzy Gillespie recording…and everything changed. He developed a burning desire to play jazz and by his early 20’s had transferred his complete musical attention to piano. Since then his powerful, driving, piano playing has been heard not only with his own masterful quartet but also with the likes of Omar, Steve Williamson, Carleen Anderson, Kevin Haynes, Roachford and Dennis Rollins’s Badbone & Co with whom he toured and recorded. However, in a further musical twist, after performing as a highly regarded pianist for over 10 years Benet has once again returned to his first love, the violin, but this time as a swinging and immensely creative jazz musician. With his phenomenal technique and years of experience of performing at the highest level Benet has been making serious waves as a jazz violinist, including highly acclaimed appearances with the iconic jazz big band Loose Tubes during their recent performances at Ronnie Scott’s Club. Performing on violin for the gig this evening, Benet will be playing a mix of what he describes as “choice standards” along with a selection of his own excellent compositions and those of his accompanying band members. A remarkable performer, Benet is one of the very few musicians working on the international scene to have successfully melded diverse styles of jazz to create a unique and truly exhilarating musical identity. Also featured tonight will be Daniel Casimir-bass ,Clark Tracey-drums and Soner Ersen- piano..

“Benet McLean….positively bursting with talent and energy” Jazzwise;
“Benet McLean is musically fearless with the facility and skill to back it up! Watch this guy, he is a massive talent” Julian Joseph;
“McLean…concise, witty…” BBC

http://www.benetmclean.com/

Soner Ersen Trio feat Heidi VogelSoner Ersen Trio feat. HEIDI VOGEL

Vocal: Heidi Vogel
Drums: Gaspar Sena
Bass: Cem Tuncer
Piano: Soner Ersen

Featuring Musician: Heidi Vogel

“From her towering opening performance, Heidi Vogel says everything in the right key…. Vogel’s voice is an extraordinarily rich and complex instrument, one that you can easily fall in love with…” Jazzwise Magazine ****

“….surely one of the great jazz voices of modern times, on songs of her own choosing.” ….Vamos-London

“….A voice that comes from the deepest places of the heart, honest interpretation of songs, a powerful childlike presence on stage that makes her so watchable…”
…. Jungle Drums Magazine

“Please take a moment to listen to Heidi’s new record, you will need it! What a lovely moment I had with you listening to all of the songs” …. Mathieu Schreyer KCRW Radio

“….Vogel’s exceptional voice – this song bird outsings a nightingale any day…. the most exquisite, beautiful, sensational album of Brazilian music of this kind by a female vocalist in a very long time.”
…Rainlore’s World of Music.

BIOGRAPHY

Heidi Vogel, vocalist from London, is the lead singer for The Cinematic Orchestra and has toured extensively with the band over the past 6 years.

She appears on their album “Live at The Royal Albert Hall” where she performed twice including with The London Metropolitan Orchestra, as well as having appeared with The Krakow Symphony Orchestra, and at The Barbican, on The Jimmy Kimmel show on ABC in the U.S.A. and tours including Australia, U.S.A, Europe, Asia and opening for Erykah Badu in Dubai.

Royal Albert Hall 2010
“…although it was Heidi Vogel who stole the show. On Familiar Ground, she bellowed out with a voice made from mountains and oceans, while every last drop of emotion was wrung from the swooning closer All That You Give.”
… The Evening Standard

Barbican 2011
“….but it needed vocalist Heidi Vogel’s controlled flights of fancy to hold the attention.”
…. The Financial Times

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w-xms9h0Dc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MCXTL22xeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X034hhD57rM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYwEqUHZgFo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xs89fTG4fQo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce4ufXo4Iyo

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/07-love-dance

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/04-black-narcissus

http://soundcloud.com/heidilevo/02-copacabana