Ilhan Saferali IS...

a rising young musician making a name for himself in the jazz scene. Ilhan, a trumpet and piano player, has already made quite a mark playing with award-winning musicians such as Chucho Valdes and Kamasi Washington and working with the David Suzuki Foundation on their EcoMUSICology project. Ilhan also appeared in a recent interview on CBC Radio Canada.

Over his years as a musician, Ilhan has cultivated a versatile repertoire of play styles such as Jazz, Rock, Funk and Latin, taking inspiration from both classic pianists such as Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson and modern jazz players like Brad Mehldau. Currently, he is composing complex modern jazz arrangements, playing in various venues from theatres to halls, and regularly performing at gigs in the Greater Vancouver Area with fellow young musicians such as students from Capilano University's jazz program.

Ilhan prides himself on his mature sound and complex solo routines, and he hopes to be an inspiration to other budding jazz musicians and a torchbearer for jazz on both a local and global scale.