ⓘ Kerem Gorsev was born on 28 June 1961 in Istanbul. He started his musical education at the age of 6 by enrolling in the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory in 1967. ..

                                     

ⓘ Kerem Gorsev

Kerem Gorsev was born on 28 June 1961 in Istanbul. He started his musical education at the age of 6 by enrolling in the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory in 1967. In 1972 he began his studies at the Istanbul University State Conservatory, which continued during the next twelve years.

                                     

1. Musical career

His passion for jazz began during his conservatory studies, and until his first record Hands and Lips was released in 1994, he performed at various jazz clubs with many jazz musicians including Ed Howard, Rabin Kenyata, Doris Troy, Vinnie Night, LaVerne Butler, Allan Harris, Clifford Jarvis, and Harvey Thompson. He has performed in two concerts with the Elvin Jones Jazz Machine at the Eskisehir Festival in 1999.

Between 1994 and 2018 he released 18 records, including internationally acclaimed works like Therapy 2010, which was nominated as a candidate for the Grammy Award under the" Grand Jazz Orchestras” Best Large Jazz Ensemble category in 2011.

Kerem Gorsev completed records at the Abbey Road Studios in London and the United Recording Corp. in Los Angeles with world-renowned orchestras including the London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Strings, Prague Philharmonic, and St. Petersburg Philharmonic. He collaborated with Grammy-awarded jazz musicians such as Alan Broadbent, Ernie Watts, Joe LaBarbera and also shared the stage with them in numerous concerts and jazz festivals in Turkey. For his Warm Autumn 2001 and Meeting Point 2003 albums, recorded in New York City between 1998 and 2003, he worked with Russell Gunn, Steve Kirby, Alvester Garnett, Marcus Strickland, Eric Revis and J. D. Allen, and he also performed with those artists across Turkey.

Along with his participation in international jazz festivals such as Marciac, Umbria, Pescara, Bologna, Vilnius, Lviv, Skopje and Baku, he also took the stage in New York City, London, Copenhagen, Munster, Coesfeld, Hamburg, Cologne, Stuttgart and Islamabad.

Kerem Gorsev is also known for his research and broadcasting work. Since 1997, he has hosted the" Kerem Gorsev’le Jazz”" Jazz with Kerem Gorsev” TV show and a series of radio shows, making significant contributions to the promotion and popularization of jazz in Turkey.

During trio performances, Kağan Yıldız contrabass and Ferit Odman drums accompany Kerem Gorsev; and the quartet project includes Engin Recepoğulları saxophone. Kerem Gorsev performs at three different projects with a trio, quartet and symphonic orchestra.

                                     

2. Discography

  • November in St. Petersburg 2000
  • For Murat 1996
  • Spring Water 2017
  • Back Again 2007
  • Meeting Point 2003
  • Warm Autumn 2001
  • Emirgan 2014
  • After The Hurricane 2018
  • To Bill Evans 2013
  • Diversion 2008
  • Therapy 2010
  • Existence 2002
  • Laid Back 1999
  • Hands & Lips 1994
  • Relaxing 1997
  • Four Days 2015
  • I Love May 1995
  • Orange Juice 2005