Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol – Piano
James Heazlewood-Dale – Bass
George Lernis – Drums
Over the past 20 years GRAMMY-nominated composer and jazz pianist Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol has established himself as one of the most singular voices of his generation. His signature blend of Turkish music with jazz, in which Near and Middle Eastern modes and rhythmic cycles are intertwined with contemporary jazz, is wholly his own.
His trio’s debut album “An Elegant Ritual” was included among the “Best Albums of 2022” by DownBeat magazine. Sanlıkol is joined by George Lernis (drums + percussion) and James Heazlewood-Dale (bass), both of whom contribute their own deep knowledge of Near and Middle Eastern musical styles to the trio.
"Colorful, fanciful, full of rhythmic life, and full of feeling."
–The Boston Globe
*Student discount available for 9:30PM show