6 Depot Square
Montclair, NJ 07042
2 sets: 8 p.m. and 10 p.m.
$20 pp music charge prepaid online $22 pp at door $12 pp minimum (food/drink)
Born in Istanbul, the Turkish/Armenian pianist Burak Bedikyan is one of the foremost players and composers of his native country as a leader and a highly sought after sideman for a variety of American and European Jazz artists thanks to his originality and stylistic versatility. Releasing three critically acclaimed albums on SteepleChase Records and touring worldwide with his bands made his work recognized internationally.
The artist recorded his debut album “Circle of Life” in 2012 in NYC with internationally acclaimed artists; Chris Potter, Peter Washington and Bill Stewart. Published worldwide in 2013 by the prestigious record label SteepleChase Records, “Circle of Life” received positive feedback on the international arena from critics, journalists, as well as fans.
January 2015 gave birth to the pianist’s second album as a leader. “Leap of Faith” featuring another all American line up including jazz greats Chris Cheek, Ron McClure and Billy Drummond. As in his first album, Bedikyan presented a set of original compositions rooted with the American jazz tradition but embracing his European influences as well as his Turkish/Armenian heritage.
Besides touring and performing worldwide with both his American and European bands, Bedikyan is continuously writing new music. His recent works are published on October 2016 in his third SteepleChase CD “Awakening“ with the participation of the top-notch American jazzmen: Loren Stillman, Ugonna Okegwo and Donald Edwards.