BIO

Esat Ekincioglu (Istanbul, 1990) is a Turkish bass player, improviser, composer and manager based in Groningen, the Netherlands. A versatile and in-demand bass player, Esat spends much of the year on the road, playing throughout Europe, the Near East and China. Notable concerts include ZomerJazzFietsTour, Shanghai World Music Festival, Bimhuis, Rockit Festival, Jazzfestival Saalfelden, Cully Jazz Fest, Babel Sound Festival, and many more. 

Apart from his successful bands KUHN FU and AVA Trio and newly premiered quartet Esat Ekincioglu’s Turkish Pumpkin, Esat likes to play in duos where he explores unknown areas of double bass playing, improvisation and microtonal music.

As an active manager and booker, Esat has started hiw own Chilli Chilli Agency – for spicy music. Check the dates below to see the bookings.

Link to full CV 

BANDS

Turkish Pumpkin improvises Near-Eastern wedding and funeral music. The band conjures trances and chants about lovers, heroes; in grief and joy.  The band premiered at No Musician’s Land Exhibition by Marina Abrahamovic Institue 2020 and Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour 2020. In May 2021, the band extended to quintet will present Esat’s VNJJ Week van de Jazz Composition Commission.

with Koen Boeinga (woodwinds) Mees Siderius (drums) Giuseppe Doronzo (woodwinds) Sanem Kalfa (cello, vocals) 

KUHN FU (formed in 2012) is dedicated to Christian Kuhn’s strange take on composition and improvisation. Songs can shift direction many times within a short section and without noticing you are in a digging voodoo groove that lasts forever. The band  has performed over 200 shows in 24 countries, in many of the leading venues and festivals in Europe. The band is celebrating their 10th year with a double album, to be released in October 2022.

with Christian Kühn (guitar) Ziv Taubenfeld (bassclarinet)  George Hadow (drums)  John Dikeman (tenorsax) Sofia Salvo (barisax) and Tobias Delius (clarinet, sax)

Founded in 2015 in Groningen, the Netherlands, AVA Trio navigating through rich and diverse sonic surroundings of the Mediterranean, under the erudite and virtuosic guidance of Doronzo, Ekincioglu, and Basile . Their destinations need no justification; their music is timeless. With two critically acclaimed albums, AVA Trio continues touring extensively across Europe and China.

with Giuseppe Doronzo (woodwinds) Pino Basile (percussions) 

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Hymns and hits instantly composed on the spot since 2014. Featuring Renske de Boer on lyrics and vocals. 

Stories from the fairytale world, written and arranged by vocalist Helene Richter, are colored with the various sounds of bass clarinet & flute, viola, cello  and double bass. 

with Helene Richter (vocals, compositions) Pau Sola Masafrets (cello) Koen Boeijinga (woodwinds)

 

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Esat loves playing in duo settings. Two musicians really get to know each other  through intimate explorations. Recent collaborations include amazing musicians from across the world  : Tomchess (USA) | Berke Can Özcan (TR) | Steven Kamperman (NL) | Sanem Kalfa (TR/NL) | Yanna Pelser (NL) | Anahita Malakooti (IR) | Aleksandar Skoric (SRB) | Fatime Songoro (HU) | Marena Whitcher (CH) | Lennart Smidt (DE) | Toms Mikals (LT)

VIDEOS

DISCOGRAPHY

DATES

20 | 08 | 22     KUHN FU     Festival am Forsthaus  –  Buchholz, DE

26 | 08 | 22     KUHN FU     Festival Visual Sound Outdoor  –  Dortmund, DE 

27 | 08 | 22     Farbenfroh     Zomer Jazz Fiets Tour Festival – Groningen,NL

 02 | 09 | 22    Esat Ekincioglu Solo     RKZ 43. Jaar Jubileum Festival Groningen, NL

10 | 09 | 22     Esat Ekincioglu Solo      Jazzblazzt at Guido’s Nuth, NL

11 | 09 | 22     Lennart Smidt and Friends      Entdeckers Tag Hannover, DE

16 | 09 | 22     Anahita Malakooti Duo Private Event – Groningen, NL

21 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU PAS – Berlin, DE

22 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Jazzklub – Erfurt, DE

23 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Freakshow at Der Standard – Würzburg, DE

25 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Kulturforum – Villach, AT

26 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Altes Kino – Landeck, AT

27 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Jazz Im Martinschlossl – Vienna, AT

28 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Stockwerk – Graz, AT

29 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Kultur Keller – Szekesfehervar, HU

30 | 10 | 22     KUHN FU Jazzire Festival – Subotica, SRB

01 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Kulturni Centar Lab – Novi Sad, SRB

02 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Radio Studio 6 – Belgrade, SRB

03 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU BAM Klub – Belgrade, SRB

04 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Alarma Punk Jazz Festival – Sofia, BG

05 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Pancevo Jazz Festival – Pancevo, SRB

08 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Limmitationes – Schweinz, AT

09 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Jazzklub Augsburg – Augsburg, DE

10 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Divadlo 29 – Pardubice, CZ

11 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU TBC – Wroclaw, PL

19 | 11 | 22     KUHN FU Bflat – Berlin, DE

01 | 12 | 22     AVA Trio Antoniushof – Wiesenbach, DE

03 | 12 | 22     AVA Trio Bunker Ulmenwall – Bielefeld, DE

04 | 12 | 22     AVA Trio TBC – Groningen, NL

12 | 01 | 23     AVA Trio De Ruimte – Amsterdam, NL

13 | 01 | 23     AVA Trio Paviljoen Ongehoorde Muziek – Eindhoven, NL

14 | 01 | 23     AVA Trio WhiteCube – Hamburg Bergedorf, DE

15 | 01 | 23     AVA Trio Jazz in Feerwerd – Groningen, NL

02 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU Schlot – Berlin, DE

03 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU Horns Erben – Leipzig, DE

04 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU Jazzklub – Nordhausen, DE

05 | 02 | 22     KUHN FU Bimhuis – Amsterdam, NL

09 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU Astra Stube – Hamburg, DE

10 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU CVJM – Lübeck, DE

11 | 02 | 23     KUHN FU WhiteCube – Hamburg Bergedorf, DE

31 | 03 | 23     KUHN FU Jazz am See Festival – Feldafing, DE

01 | 04 | 23     KUHN FU Jazzklub – Villingen, DE

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