Yaman Akdogan (Bass/Ensembles)
Yaman Akdoğan is a Turkish Bass Player, Composer and Arranger living in Boston. He started music by playing guitar in middle school. After playing in different rock bands in his youth, he switched to the Bass in high school. Later in high school, borrowing some jazz recordings from his pianist friend, he started to get into jazz music. While completing his studies in college, he studied jazz music theory and performance privately, with well-known Turkish jazz pianist and arranger, Omur Gidel. He performed in several jazz clubs and festivals with different local jazz bands around Turkey.
In 2008, he participated in Berklee Umbria Jazz clinics and studied bass with Miroslav Vitouš andOscar Stagnaro. In the same year he participated in Berklee College of Music Auditions in Athens, Greece as an accompanist bass player, recognized by the audition team and was invited to audition, whereupon he was accepted into Berklee College of Music as a scholarship student. In 2010, he received a scholarship to participate in the Siena Jazz Academy Summer Workshop, where he studied with great jazz musicians such as Avishai Cohen, Ferenc Nemeth, Scott Colley, Anders Jormin, Riccardo Del Fra, and Furio Di Castri. In 2013, he graduated from Berklee College of Music, where he studied jazz performance on electric and upright bass with great musicians as Ed Tomassi, Whit Browne, Lincoln Goines, Ron Mahdi, Daniel Morris, John Pattituci, George Garzone, Hal Crook and Tia Fuller. Currently he is working as a professional Bass Player, performing in jazz clubs and festivals.