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Aycan Teztel

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Aycan Teztel started his music life in 1970 at the Istanbul Municipal Conservatory.
He graduated from the trombone department at the conservatory in 1979.
The same year he entered the Rotterdam Conservatory in the Netherlands and studied for five years with the principal trombonist of the Rotterdam Philharmonic, Gerard Velthuijsen.
Aside from taking classical lessons, he took jazz piano and ensemble lessons from Cees Slinger for a short period. In 1983, he gave various performances within the workshop given by the Metropole Orchestra. In 1984 graduated from the Rotterdam Conservatory with a "Uitvoerend Musicus" trombone degree.
Teztel started teaching at the Mimar Sinan University in Istanbul as artist faculty in 1985.
While teaching, Teztel gave many performances as a member of the Istanbul Brass Ensemble and the Istanbul Trombone Ensemble. He also gave television performances and chamber music recitals with the trumpetist, Gokmen Noyan and pianist, Meral Beşeli.
In 1989, he entered Boston University SFA's graduate program with the "Director's Award".
Here, he studied with the Boston Symphony trombonist, Norman Bolter. He took chamber music lessons from the Empire Brass Quintet members, Rolf Smedvig and Scott Hartman. While playing with B.U. jazz Lab Big Band, he had a chance to play with renown musicians such as Randy Brecker. He returned to Turkey and completed his master's degree at the Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in 1993.
Aside from his classical projects, he formed the jazz big band, Istanbul Superband in 2002, uniting the best jazz musicians of Turkey with the talents of the young generation. He conducted this band in many performances, which included events with Grammy winning artists, such as, Dianne Reeves, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Natalie Cole and Kurt Elling, The band has performed in Istanbul, İzmir European, Ankara, Leverkusen and Aalen international jazz festivals.Ernie Watts Aycan Teztel
Teztel has also performed with many prominent artists, such as, Clifford Jordan, John Scofield, Jose Careras, Vinko Globakar, Dzhihan & Kamien, Nicola Conte Sammy Figueora, Giovanni Hidalgo and Dave Weckl in various projects.
Aycan Teztel works as artist faculty at the Istanbul University State Conservatory and teaches classical trombone and chamber music.

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