The Swedish-Turkish saxophonist İlhan Erşahin has been an important part of the New York underground jazz scene for many years as a musician, producer and festival organiser. Under the name Nublu, he also runs a club there with an associated record label. Ersahin has worked musically with Norah Jones, the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Bugge Wesseltoft, among others, and finally founded Istanbul Sessions in 2008 with the three pioneering Turkish instrumentalists Alp Ersönmez (b), İzzet Kızıl (per), Turgut Alp Bekoğlu (dru). In the quartet, Ersahin's freeform jazz riffs combine with fast-paced drums and Turkish dervish drumming to create an eclectic fusion sound celebrated by fans around the world. Following a performance at the legendary Montreux Jazz Festival in 2019, Ilhan Ersahin's Istanbul Sessions return to Switzerland for a rare concert.
The concert will take place as part of the 4th Orient Express Film Days and Culture Weeks.