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                                                                     Album Designer: Bora Tekogul

You can find the album in iTunes and Spotify , Apple Music etc...      Photo credit: Yunus Emre Dogan

Selcuk Suna

TURKISH STANDARTS//NON-STANDARD 

 


This group mixes traditional Turkish folk music with jazz, hip-hop, funk; a blend of different worlds and different eras in time. All compositions are rearranged by Selcuk Suna.
 

Band Members:

Saxophones & Clarinet / Selcuk Suna

Guitar / Eric St. Laurent

Keyboards / Todd Pentney

Bass / Tyler Emond

Drums / Max Senitt

Turkish percussions / Mehmet Akyazi

DIA / Singer

 Flute / Anh Phung

 Violin / Jessica Hana Deutsch

 

 

 

 

Photo credit: Yunus Emre Dogan 

GIGS

UPCOMING GIGS

    2019 

 

  • October 19 / Special Event / Toronto

    Ventenas

  • July 5 / Princess Margret Hospital 1:30pm / Toronto

     Max Senitt Quartet

  • June 2 / Private Event / Toronto

  • March 1 / Koerner Hall / Toronto

     Padideh Anejad quartet

  • February 9 / Burlington Performing Art Centre

    KUNÉ (New Canadian Global Orchestra)

  • February 8 / Markham Flato Theatre

     KUNÉ (New Canadian Global Orchestra)

  • February 6 / Brampton Rose Theatre

     KUNÉ (New Canadian Global Orchestra)

 2018

 

  • December 31 / New Years Eve / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

Istanbul Quintet

  • December 29 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 28 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 22 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 21 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 15 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 14 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 8 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 7 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 1 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 30 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

Suat Suna Concert

  • November 29 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

Suat Suna Concert

  • November 24 / Waterloo / Toronto

Cuneyt Yetkiner CD Release concert

  • November 24 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 23 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto / 8.30pm-11.30pm

  • November 23 / Drom Taberna / Toronto / 9pm

Selcuk Suna Concert

Clarinet&Saxophone:Selcuk Suna Drums:Max Senitt / Keyboards:Todd Pentney / Bass:Rich Brown /

Guitar:Eric St. Laurent / Percussions:Mehmet Akyazi / Vocals:DIA

  • November 23 / Toronto / 10am-6pm

    Padideh Anejad studio recording sessions

  • November 22 / Toronto / / 10am-6pm

Padideh Anejad studio recording sessions

  • November 17 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto / 8.30pm

  • November 17 / Hilton Hotel / Toronto / 7-7.45pm

     Ravi Naimpally band

  • November 16 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 15 / Art Square Gallery / 8-10pm

    Padideh Anejad band / Band Pardo

  • November 10 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 9 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 6-8-9 / Toronto / 10-6pm

Why not theatre Worksop sessions

  • November 3 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 2 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 27 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 26 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 23 / Art Square Gallery&Bistro / Toronto

Hosting world music open mic. with KUNE

  • October 20 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 19 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 15-19 / Toronto

    Cuneyt Yetkiner album recording sessions

  • October 13 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 12 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 11 / Drom Tabarne / Toronto

Tamar Ilana , Naghmeh Farahmand , Demetrios Petsalakis , Selcuk Suna

  • October 10 / Art Square Gallery&Bistro / Toronto

    Aline Morales Brazilian Night

  • October 6 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 5 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 30 / Richmond Hill Arts Centre / Toronto

     Circle band / Persian Sufi Fest.

  • September 29 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 28 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 22 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 22 / Special event / Toronto

     Sitar Fusion with Anwar Kurshid , Chendy Leon

  • September 21 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 20 / Art Square Gallery&Bistro /Toronto

     Turkish meze night with Istanbul Trio

  • September 16 / Kensington Jazz Festival / Toronto

     Selcuk Suna / Eric St. Laurent / Tyler Emond / Mehmet Akyazi and special guests

  • September 15 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 14 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 8 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto / 8.30pm

  • September 8 / Kensington Market / Toronto / 6.30-7.30pm

     Tamar Ilana , Jessica Hana Deutsch , Mehmet Akyazi

  • September 8 / Waterloo / Toronto / 3.30pm

     Sitar fusion with Anwar Khurshid

  • September 7 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • September 1 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 31 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 29 / DIA / Toronto

  • August 25 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 24 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 17 - 21 / Performance at Valve / Vancouver

     Dota 2 Video game conference and Competition / KUNE (Canada's Global Orchestra)

  • August 14 / Trinity Park / Toronto

     Zeynep Ozbilen / Play the Parks

  • August 11 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 11 / Oakville Festival / Toronto

     Sitar Fusion 5.15PM

  • August 10 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 9 / Art Square Gallery&Bistro Cafe / Toronto

     Istanbul Trio

  • August 5 / Drom / Queen Street / Toronto

     Tamar Ilana Quartet

  • August 4 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • August 3 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 28 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 27 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 23 / Private Event / Scarborough / Toronto

     Sitar Fusion trio with Anwar Khurshid and Ravi Naimpally

  • July 23 / Recording session with KUNE / 11-2pm

  • July 19/20/21 / Saskatchewan / Canada

     KUNÉ (New Canadian Global Orchestra) / Ness Creek Music Festival

  • July 14 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 13 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 6 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 6 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • July 1 / DIA / Canada Day / Richmond Green Park 1300 Elgin Mills Rd E, Richmond Hill, ON L4S 1M5

  • June 23 / DIA / Two Sisters Winery, 240 John St E, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0

  • June 16 / DIA / CHIN International Picnic/ Taste of Little Italy, Headliner/ Main Stage, College St. Toronto

     Chin International Picnic

  • June 15 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • June 14 / DIA / Cabaret / Capitol Event Theatre

  • June 13 / DIA / CD Release Party / Revival Bar, 783 College St, Toronto

  • June 9 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • June 8 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • June 3 / DIA / Castello Italia (Italian Heritage Day) / Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace, Toronto

  • June 2 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • June 1 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 26 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 25 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 19 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 18 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 17 / DIA / Chateau Le Jardin, Woodbridge / Apres Noir Event

  • May 12 / Private Event / DELTA HOTEL / Toronto

  • May 11 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 6 / DIA / CHIN TV Live / 10am-2pm

  • May 5 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • May 4 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • April 28 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • April 27 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • April 20 / Beyaz Show / Friday Late Night Show - Channel D / Istanbul / TURKEY

  • April 11 / Mustafa Ceceli / Istanbul / TURKEY

  • April 7 / Koerner Hall / Toronto
    New Canadian Global Orchestra / KUNE / CD RELEASE

  • March 31 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 30 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 24 / Turkuaz TV / Special Night / Toronto

  • March 23 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 17 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 16 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 10 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 9 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 3 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • March 2 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 24 / Kingston / Ontario
    New Canadian Global Orchestra / KUNÉ

  • February 23 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 17 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 16 / Lula Lounge / Toronto
    Max Senitt band

  • February 16 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 14 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 10 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 9 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 3 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • February 2 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 27 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 26 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 20 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 19 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 17 / Lula Lounge / Toronto
    Selcuk Suna Album concert featuring DIA & Ergun Gulbay on Kanun

  • January 13 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 12 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 6 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • January 5 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

 

2017

  • February 14-15 and 17 , 2017

     Recording sessions for Selcuk Suna's album

  • February 23 Thursday 2017

     Recording session with Sultans of String 

  • March 11,2017

    Maneli Jamal trio Toronto Arts Centre / Toronto

  • March 29 Wednesday 2017

     Turkish Airlines night at Delta Hotel East with Selcuk Suna's band

  • March 30 Thursday 2017

    Recording session

  • April 1 Saturday 2017

     Delta Hotel East Jazz trio

  • April 15 Saturday 2017

     Art Square Gallery (Turkish Meze Night)

  • May 10 Wednesday 2017

    Zeynep Ozbilen CD lunch at Lula Lounge / Toronto

  • May 19 Friday

    Art Square Gallery (2nd Turkish Meze Night)

  • May 22 / Monday / Toronto Woodbridge

     Special Event

  • June 4 / Sunday / Toronto

     Special Event

  • June 18 CHIN Picnic, Toronto

     Dia D concert

  • June 24 Art Hub / Toronto

     Maneli Jamal Concert

  • June 25 / Toronto / TD JAZZ FEST. / Cumberland Ave. / 12pm

     Maneli Jamal trio

  • June 25 / Goderich ON / Festival

     Dia D concert

  • July 20 Toronto

     Corporate event

  • July 22 Art Hub / Toronto

     Dia D Concert

  • July 26 Art Square Gallery /Toronto

     Dia / Eric St. Laurent / Selcuk Suna

  • July 28 / Cadillac Lounge /Toronto

  • July 29 Harbourfront / Tirgan / Toronto / 8:30pm

     Maneli Jamal trio 

  • July 30 Harbourfront / Tirgan /Toronto / 2:30pm

     Maneli Jamal trio

  • August 19 (Songs of Summer/ Oakville / Toronto

     Dia D concert 

  • August 23 / Art Square Gallery /Toronto

     Dia / Eric St. Laurent / Selcuk Suna

  • September 1 / The Great Hall / Toronto

     Special Event

  • September 4 / Harbourfront / Toronto

     Valeria Matzner 

  • September 6 / Art Square Gallery / Toronto

     Dia / Eric St. Laurent / Selcuk Suna

  • September 9 / Art Square/ART HUB / Toronto

     Selcuk Suna Trio

     Selcuk Suna / Eric St. Laurent / Dia / Max Senitt

  • September 23 / Taste of the Hill / Toronto / 7.30-8.30pm

     DIA D concert

     Selcuk Suna / Eric St. Laurent / Todd Pentney / Tyler Emond / Max Senitt / Mehmet Akyazi

     Special guests: Dia / Anh Phung / Jessica Hana Deutsch / Luis Louwop Segura

  • October 7 / Barans / Scarborough - Toronto

  • October 11 / Art Square Gallery&Cafe / Toronto / 8-10pm

     Selcuk Suna / Eric St. Laurent / DIA

  • October 14 / Art Square- Art Hub / Toronto

     Special Event

  • October 15 / Special Event / Toronto

  • October 21 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • October 28 / Koerner Hall / Toronto / 8 pm

     Sultans of String

  • October 28 / Barans / Scarborough / 9 pm

  • October 29 / Republic Day (Turkey) / Toronto

     Zeynep Ozbilen

  • November 2 / Special Event / Toronto

     Selcuk Suna Trio featuring DIA

  • November 4 / Barans / Scarborough /Toronto

  • November 8 / Art Square Gallery / Toronto

     Stacey Kanuik / Eric St. Laurent / Selcuk Suna

     Canadian Global Orchestra

  • November 17 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 18 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 22 / Art Square Gallery / Toronto

     DIA / Eric St Laurent / Selcuk Suna

  • November 24 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • November 25 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 1 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 2 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 8 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 9 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 15 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 16 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 22 / Private Event / Toronto

 

  • December 23 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

  • December 29 / Lula Lounge Toronto

    David Riveron trio

  • December 30 / Barans / Scarborough / Toronto

     

     Private Function

2016

  • December 10 Saturday,2016

    Selcuk Suna trio with special guest Dia, M&T Catering / Toronto

  • December 12 Monday,2016

     Special event Christmas party  

  • December 14 Wednesday,2016

    Selcuk Suna trio at Delta Hotel, Christmas Party / Toronto

  • December 17 Saturday Turkuaz Tv (Special event)

     Selcuk Suna trio

  • December 26 Saturday,2016

    Selcuk Suna trio at Art Square Cafe / Toronto

 

  

  Photographer: Yunus Emre Dogan

Interests – Jazz, Funk, Soul, Pop, Rock, Classical, Turkish, Experimental

Born in Istanbul, Turkey in 1981, Selcuk comes from a family of musicians. His father, a professor of Traditional Turkish Music at Istanbul University, and his brother, a violin player and song writer, brought Selcuk into the music scene at a very young age. Selcuk was 8 years old when he joined the children's opera in AKM (Ataturk Cultural Centre). In addition, his parents decided to get him started on the clarinet when he was 11 in order to strengthen his lungs. It was the clarinet that led Selcuk to the saxophone at age 17. By the time Selcuk was 18, he was performing on various television programs and for many famous pop singers throughout Turkey. 

In his high school years, Selcuk studied clarinet at the conservatory in Istanbul.  He also won many high school vocal competitions. Selcuk was granted a full scholarship to study Jazz at Bilgi University, Istanbul, in the Jazz Performance (Saxophone) Department, which earned him a degree in Jazz Music. 

Selcuk has studied saxophone with Ricky Ford and Butch Morris. He has also played on stage with well-known artists such as Shakira. While living in Turkey, Selcuk played on a weekly friday late-night show for 13 years; he also played for numerous pop-stars. Selcuk plays saxophone and clarinet for countless albums, theme music, television shows, and musicals. Selcuk also participates in vocal recordings, and is very knowledgeable in composition and has composed music for the theatre. 

Selcuk currently resides in Toronto, Canada, as a freelance musician. His most recent album "Turkish Standards / Non-standard" can be found here.  He also performs traditional Turkish music with Istanbul Trio throughout the city. In addition, Selcuk is a member of the Royal Conservatory's New Canadian Global Music Orchestra, KUNÉ; he also plays with DIA and has played with many well known groups such as Sultans of String. Selcuk can be seen at various venues throughout the Greater Toronto Area... click here to see where he's playing next.

Selcuk uses a soprano,alto & tenor saxophone (all Selmer Series III), Akai & Yamaha midi sax and clarinet (Buffet RC)

Selcuk Suna's album reviewed by Wholenote Magazine

Kensignton Jazz Festival reviewed by carefulblog.com

 

RECORDING STUDIO

 Recorded countless works using my home studio. Send me the files and any details, and I will get to work. All styles including Jazz , Funk , Latin , Pop , World , Soul and R&B.

Recorded countless works using my home studio. Send me the files and any details, and I will get to work. All styles including Jazz , Funk , Latin , Pop , World , Soul and R&B.

EQUIPMENT & INSTRUMENTS:

  • Saxophones(tenor,alto,soprano) and clarinet

  • Sound card-Apogee Duet 2

  • 4 channel Preamp:Hand made highest quality preamp by Harun Aksoy http://www.gadgetronicsaudio.com/

  • 2 channel preamp:Hand made highest quality preamp by Harun Aksoy

http://www.gadgetronicsaudio.com/

  • iMac

  • Logic Pro X

  • Monitors BM5A MKII

  • Mackie Big Knob Monitor Control

  • Microphones RODE NT1-A and SENNHEISER MD-421

 

 

 

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Discography For Selcuk Suna

Sultans of String-Christmas Album (2017)

The Homeslice Experience – full album (2012)

Daniella Fabiano, Invisible Girl - “Invisible Girl” and “Stupid Boy” (2015)

Suat Suna, Askin Adi – Full album back vocals, clarinet and saxophones (2009)

Yalcin Akyildiz and Mengu Arslanoglu, Ruya – “Ruya” clarinet and soprano saxophones (2009)

Ayhan Gunyil, Skylight – “Ayhan’s Latin Flamenco” (2007)

Tuna Kiremitci, Tulumba – clarinet (2007)

Suat Suna,10– Full album back vocals, clarinet and saxophones and arrangement of brass section for the song “Sen” (2006)

Isin Karaca, Hosgoru – Full album back vocals; “Zamansiz” soprano saxophone (2005)

Isin Karaca, Icinde Ask var – Full album back vocals (2004)

Emre Altug, Sicak – Tracks 1,2,6,9 (2003)

Suat Suna, Su Damlasi  - Full album (back vocals, clarinet and saxophones) (2002)

Suat Suna, Yapamam Sensiz –  “Yapamam Sensiz” (1998)

 

-He played over 50 commercial music