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Jamming With A Drummer | Cengiz Baysal




” Jamming captured from the moment the record button was pushed. This is what we do on stage.” / Baysallan Duo / 2018

Cengiz Baysal (d), Demirhan Baylan (b)

At the age of twelve, Cengiz Baysal began playing drums when Sarp Maden ,a leading guitar player in Turkey today, convinced him to start a band. It was not long before Cengiz took on drumming passionately and got serious with his music. Two years later, the band they formed with the addition of Alper Maral and Tekin Kunt won first prize in a national competition held by the Milliyet newspaper. During that time, Cengiz took music lessons from guitarist Rene Macaroglu and drumming lessons from Cem Aksel. At the age of twenty, Cengiz went to the Percussion Institute of Technology in Los Angeles where he graduated with honors and received the “Most Improved Student” of the year award. Returning to Istanbul at twenty one, Cengiz had a chance to work with many Turkish jazz greats like Kerem Gorsev, Imer Demirer, Neset Ruacan, Tuna Otenel and Emin Findikoglu…

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