ELİF ÇAĞLAR performs the song "CATCH US IF YOU CAN" for BalconyTV.
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MICROPHONES BY RODE
Elif Çağlar studied Jazz Composition at Istanbul Bilgi University. She released an album with her "Roxy Music Days" winner band "Bagdat Avenue" named "1-10". In 2006, she went to New York to get her Master's Degree in Jazz Performance in Queens College, The Aaron Copland School of Music where she studied with the legendary jazz vocalist Sheila Jordan and graduated from the program with an award.
Çağlar performed at many festivals including International Istanbul Jazz Festival, 22. Akbank Jazz Festival, 38.Bratislava Jazz Days, 3. Pristina Jazz Festival, 2012 One Love Festival, 2013 Luxembourg Autumn Leaves Jazz Festival, 24. Blues Festival (Turkey).
Her first cd "M-U-S-I-C" by Nu-Dc Records is a first in Turkish music history, with all original compositions (in English) and arrangements written by a female jazz vocalist.
In November 2013, Çağlar was also featured in "Blues ile Birlikte Hayata/ With Blues to Life" album along with Chicago's blues masters Jimmy Burns and Katherine Davis. While working on her 2nd album, Çağlar has released a single with 2 original Turkish compositions named "Hafif Batı Müziği". She won the title "The Best Jazz Musician" at the 11. Radyo Boğaziçi Music Awards. Her latest album titled "Misfit" featuring renowned jazz musicians Aaron Parks, Harish Raghavan and Eric Harland, has been released in May, 2015.
"M-U-S-I-C" (Nu-Dc Records, 2011)
"Misfit" (Nu-Dc Records, 2015)
"Hafif Batı Müziği" (Nu-Dc Records, 2014)
Bagdat Avenue "1-10" (Doğulu Production, 2002)
Jimmy Burns, Katherine Davis & Elif Çağlar, Blues ile Birlikte Hayata (Pozitif, 2013)
Ezra Weiss "Get Happy" (Roark Records, 2007)
Ceza, "Onuncu Köy" (Esen Müzik, 2010)
Various Artists, Made in Turkey Vol.7 (Lola's World Records, 2013)
Selen Gülün, "Başka" (Lin Records, 2013)
Ediz Hafızoğlu "Nazdrave" (Lin Records, 2014)
CATCH US IF YOU CAN
Music/Lyrics/Vocal: Elif Çağlar
Keyboard: Çağrı Sertel
Double bass: Volkan Hürsever
Drums: Ediz Hafızoğlu
CREDITS / SPONSORS
Location: SAE Institute Istanbul
Producer: Ebru Dengiz
Sound: Ali Sak, Emre Özegemen
Production: UTD Entertainment
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