Bora Çeliker

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Guitarist/singer Bora Çeliker has been active on the music scene for more than two decades. He's proficient in numerous styles of improvisational music; jazz (swing to post bop), blues (chicago, texas, louisiana), free jazz and avant garde.

- winner of the 2010 National Jazz Guitar Competition organised by Jazz Magazine, Godin Guitars, Nardis Jazz Club and NTV

- opening act for Jethro Tull, with a duo performance with fellow guitar player Sarp Maden in 2005

- performance at the İstanbul International Jazz Festival with saxophonist/composer extraordinaire Stéphane Guillaume in 2010

- producer & host of "Blues Makinası" radio show, aired weekly on Wednesdays on 92.3 Radyo Kozmos between 2001 - 2003

- highly original debut album "Borabook", featuring internationally acclaimed musicians Burak Bedikyan (piano), Eric Revis (bass), Ted Poor (drums) and İmer Demirer (trumpet) was
released in December 2012. The sound may be described as post bop with rock, psychedelic and classical overtones.

- quartet performances at the International Ankara Jazz Festival, Jazz 15 Festival and the International Jazz Day in 2013, following the release of debut album

- composed and performed the soundtrack of the segment "Kül" (directed by Zehra Derya Koç) for the movie Kars Öyküleri (Tales From Kars) which premiered at the International
Film Festival Rotterdam in 2010 and was screened at numerous International Film Festivals.

- performance at the Turkish Jazz Festival in Baku Azerbaijan with his trio (2014)

- performance at the Turkish Embassy reception in Kampala, Uganda in honor of the 91st anniversary of the Turkish Republic (2014)

- recorded sophomore album with internationally acclaimed veteran musicians Andy Middleton (tenor and soprano saxophones), Burak Bedikyan (piano), Hans Strasser (bass) and Joris
Dudli (drums)

- two performances in Israel with the newly formed free improvisation trio MIND (2017)

- collaborations with:

Ricky Ford, Andy Middleton (sax), Eric Revis, Matt Hall (bass), Ted Poor, Kenny Wollesen (drums), Hermon Mehari (trumpet) USA
Mark Alban Lotz (flute) Netherlands
Stéphane Guillaume, Hamza Touré (sax) Jean François Giansilly (piano) France
Kestutis Vaiginis (sax) Lithuania
Hans Strasser (bass) Austria
Joris Dudli (drums) Belgium
Jürg Solothurnmann (sax) Switzerland
Illi Adato (perc) UK
Thomas Prestin (sax) Germany
Apostolos Sideris (bass) Greece
Kristian Lind (bass) Sweden
Ssewanyana Herman (congos) Uganda
Tomasz Szukalski (sax), Janusz Szprot (piano), Wojciech Pulcyn, Adam Kowalewski (bass),
Kazimierz Jonkisz, Krzysztof Dziedzic (drums) Poland
Tuna Ötenel (piano, sax), İmer Demirer, Yavuz Darıdere (trumpet), İlhan Erşahin, Meriç Demirkol, Engin Recepoğulları, Yahya Dai, Barış Ertürk, Tamer Temel (sax) Elvan Aracı (trombone, piano) Sibel Köse, Ayşe Gencer, Şirin Soysal, Sumru Ağıryürüyen, Nilüfer Ormanlı, Erkin Gören, Elif Çağlar, Ceylan Ertem, Çağıl Kaya, Dilek Sert Erdoğan, Hakan Aysev,
Sibel Tüzün (vocals) Burak Bedikyan, Serkan Özyılmaz, Eugene Ali Perret, Genco Arı, Kerem Görsev (piano) Neşet Ruacan, Sarp Maden, Erkan Oğur, Önder Focan, Yavuz Çetin, Sarp
Keskiner, Bilal Karaman, Şevket Akıncı (guitar) Volkan Hürsever, Kağan Yıldız, Oğuz Durukan, Erdal Akyol, Ozan Musluoğlu, Raci Pişmişoğlu, Kamil Erdem, Eylem Pelit, Çağlayan Yıldız,
Doğan Doğusel, Mahmut Yalay (bass) Lari Dilmen, Özün Usta (perc), Can Kozlu, Ateş Tezer, Cem Aksel, Deniz Dündar, Ferit Odman, Berke Özgümüş, Ediz Hafızoğlu, Ekin Cengizkan,
Kerim Çaplı, Cem Tan, Hüseyin Ertunç, Orçun Baştürk, Selim Selçuk (drums) Turkey

- BA in Translation & Interpretation Bilkent University (2000)
MA in Music Bilgi University (2005)
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Albums

EMCD0022 Bora Çeliker - Borabook album art Bora Çeliker Borabook(CD, Album) Equinox Music & Entertainment EMCD0022 Turkey 2012 Sell This Version
Jazz Dialogue Series Vol. 1 Bora Çeliker - Tersyüz album art Bora Çeliker Tersyüz(Album) Pb Müzik Jazz Dialogue Series Vol. 1 Turkey 2018 Sell This Version

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