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Ilkin Deniz

Ilkin Deniz was born in Trabzon, Turkey in 1961. He grew up in Istanbul and started
taking music lessons in the first grade. His first instruments were Mandolin and Accordion.
His love of music and interest in Jazz led him to experiment in playing bass upon hearing
records by Jaco Pastorius, Scott LaFaro, Charlie Haden, Ray Brown, Bill Evans, Miles
Davis, and Charlie Parker.
In recent years he has played in a number of European countries with different jazz
In 1995, Ilkin and his wife, Gul, moved to Palm Beach, Florida from Istanbul. He has been
performing in South Florida since then as a freelance bassist. But, because of his "other
love", painting, which he maintains professionally; he hasn't been able to pursue his
music career full time in the last five years. In order to maintain his two careers, he
currently divides his time between the two continents, participating in local art shows in
the US during the winter, and performing at Jazz concerts in Turkey during the summer
time. He has made many records while in Istanbul.
Some of his performances with group Telvin include:
"Jazz Made in Turkey" at Lincoln Center NY.NY. with Joe Lovano. North Sea Jazz
Festival in Holland , Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, and various Jazz Festivals In
Germany, Holland and Istanbul.