Independent, Chris Whiteman Trio, Eddie Williams Quartet, Yeni Nostalji

Emre Kartari

Emre Kartari is a musician and educator with over two decades of experience in the world of jazz. He has collaborated and shared the stage with David Liebman, Houston Person, Melissa Aldana, Janis Siegel, John Fedchock, Marshall Gilkes, Mike Richmond, Paul Pieper, Anthony Pirog, John D’earth, Howard Curtis, George Colligan, Chris Whiteman Trio, Eddie Williams Quartet featuring Justin Kauflin and Chris Brydge, among others.
Hailing from Turkey, Emre has been instrumental in promoting jazz music and education in the country. He has initiated state-funded jazz college degree programs at the Ankara State Conservatory, and Yasar University.

Emre has curated numerous music festivals, tours, and projects in collaboration with the American Embassy in Turkey and the Fulbright Association. He founded the Izmir International Jazz Camp, which featured faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University, and Graz Conservatory. Emre served as a juror for the National Endowment for the Arts.

As an educator, Emre has held positions at various universities, including James Madison University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Old Dominion University, where he served as an adjunct faculty member for jazz ensemble and private music instruction. 

Emre plays Canopus drums and Istanbul Agop Cymbals. 





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Neo Vintage NV60-M1

Bitter Brown Oil
18 x 14 BD
12 x 8 TT
14 x 14 FT


Dark Wine Red Matt Lacquer
18 x 14 BD
12 x 8 TT
14 x 14 FT

YAIBA II Maple Snare Drum

Antique Ebony Mat Lacquer
14 x 5.5
Antique Natural Mat Lacquer
14 x 6.5