Cem Tuncer

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Cem Tuncer is a Musician Bass guitarist, composer, arranger and producer based in London, UK.

Early life[edit]

Cem Tuncer was born July 27, 1978 in Germany. He began playing bass guitar at age 21.

Performing career[edit]

He played in Belgium Sfinks and Amsterdam Music Festivals in 1999; in (Germany) Hildesheim Festival, in Zurich, Basel, Stuttgart, Berlin and Hanover in 2000; in Gent and Brussels at the Ethnic Music Festival, in 2002. He also took place in various activities and concerts in Ricky Ford’s Istanbul Jazz Collective, the same year in Babylon, Istanbul. He worked as the Assistant Arranger of Önder Focan’s Purple in Blue project in 2000 International Istanbul Jazz Festival and played many duo guitar concerts with Önder Focan.

Tuncer was elected to represent Turkey in the 2008 International Young Jazz Guitarist Competition held in Estonia, and won the 2nd place. He was awarded with the invitations of Romania Garana Jazz Festival 2008 and Pori Jazz Festival 2008 & 2010 where he played with Ted Curson, Harvie S., Enrico Granafei, Onder Focan, 3 GuitarISTanbul, Vitali Imereli, Reiska Laine, Toivo Unt, Marian Petrescu, Eric McPherson, Abraham Burton, David Bryant, Dezron Douglas, and Jyrki Kangas.

In addition to his career in Jazz and film musics, Tuncer still plays and tours with, Nazdrave, Curly Trio (with Elif Çağlar Muslu & Kerem Türkaydın), Zuhal Olcay, Jülide Özçelik and works as a studio musician, arranger, composer and producer. He plays as a member of TRT Jazz Orchestra since 2008. He also writes on the page named Klinik in Jazz magazine published in Turkey. Cem Tuncer uses and endorses Yamaha Guitars & Elixir Strings.

Awards[edit]

Tuncer was elected to represent Turkey in the 2008 International Young Jazz Guitarist Competition held in Estonia, and won the 2nd place.

He made film musics, Ali'nin Sekiz Günü (2008, 2009 Ankara Film Festival Music Award), Vali (2009), Dilber'in Sekiz Günü (2009 Ankara Film Festival Music Award, 28th Internatıonal Istanbul Fılm Festıval Musıc Award), and Acı (2009), and TV Series Musics such as Aşk Yeniden (2015), Maral (2015), Alın Yazım (2014), Güllerin Savaşı (2014), O Hayat Benim (2014), Adını Kalbime Yazdım, (2013), Firuze (2013), Benim İçin Üzülme (2012, 2013 Antalya TV Music Award), Huzur Sokağı (2012), Fırıldak Ailesi (2013), Merhaba Hayat, (2013) Eve Düşen Yıldırım (2012), Umutsuz Ev Kadınları (2011), Bir Çocuk Sevdim (2011), Gün Akşam Oldu (2011), Sensiz Olmaz (2011), Canım Babam (2011), Canan (2010), Adını Feriha Koydum (2010), Öyle Bir Geçer Zaman ki (2010, 2012 Antalya TV Music Award), Gece Sesleri (2008–2009), Rüzgar (2008), Servet Avcısı (2008), Sinekli Bakkal (2008), and worked as a Vocal Coach in High School Musical, Walt Disney, Turkey (2008) .

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