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Bora Celiker

He is a 32 year-old guitar player from istanbul. He started playing the guitar after elementary school, throughout college he fronted a very popular blues band, which improvised while staying true to the genre's stylistic traditions.

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Live from Istanbul 

Two Sundays a month, JSM radio offer a selection of jazz bands stop by Istanbul for a concert, Turkey. Our program Live from Istanbul designed to introduce local jazz musicians from different countries with a small interview. Beginning at 12 GMT, discover a new jazz band and listen various compositions is for every jazz music lovers across the world.

​Listen every Wednesday at 22 GMT for a repetition of program. So wherever you’re listening to jsm radio simply discover a new jazz band and their album with us on Sundays.

Our first guest is Bora Celiker.  You can listen our first program at 30 of June and 7 of July 2013 at 12 GMT.

Music of Bora Celiker

He enjoy playing (and even singing if the occasion calls for it : ) standard tunes as well as original material. He also take part in free improvisation ensembles and have collaborated with experimental visual artists. Taking a hint from masters such as t-bone walker and bb king, he turned his attention towards jazz musicians like lester young, Johnny Hodges and Charlie Christian. since than this involvement in music became deeper and it became a pathway for him to understand and appreciate art and life in general.


​As a guitarist, he is fond of players of the Jim Hall school, Ben Monder, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Lage Lund, Adam Rogers, Bill Frisell to name a few. after almost exclusively listening to saxophone players such as Charlie Parker, Wardell Gray, Stan Getz, Lee Konitz, art pepper, sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter, Chris Cheek and mark turner for years, his focus shifted towards piano players. after he spent sometime checking out guys like Lennie Tristano, Paul Bley, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Richie Beirach, Keith Jarrett, Fred Hersch, Kevin Hays and Brad Mehldau, he realized the instrument's potential and through this instrument and it's players he had grown a liking to classical and 20th century composers.

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