Emrah Kotan Quintet will take you an amazing musical journey around the world with his original compositions from his CD “The New Anatolian Experience” as well as original arrangements of jazz standards with very unique mixture of world rhythms. Come and join us for an amazing night of Jazz and World Music and experience incredible musicians in this world class venue.
Gary Motley on piano
Ramon Pooser on bass
Marla Feeney on sax,violin,flute and clarinet
Ali Barr on trumpet, flugelhorn and percussion
Emrah Kotan on drums and percussion
Emrah Kotan is a classically trained percussionist who came to the United States from his native Turkey and received a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University.
After playing some of the most renowned venues in the world such as the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Singapore Jazz Festival, Java Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival and The Blue Note in New York, Emrah is one of the most sought after musicians in the Atlanta music scene. His unique musical ability transcends many genres and cultures. He is involved in various musical projects, including his own, and is the drummer/percussionist for Grammy award winning artist, India.Arie and Emmy Awards and Grammy Awards winning artist Jennifer Holliday.
Aside from performing, Emrah is an enthusiastic music educator who has conducted master classes and has taught many students over the years, some of which who have been awarded music scholarships by the colleges of their choice. Emrah teaches students of all ages privately and is the Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College.
Emrah Kotan proudly endorses Pearl drums and percussion and he is a voting member of the Recording Academy.
Showtimes: 7:30pm and 9:30pm Admission: $29.