TURKISH-BORN COMPOSER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER, SINGER & GUITARIST ALPER TUZCU MOVES FROM JAZZ TO FLAMENCO, FROM TURKISH FOLK TUNES TO COLOMBIAN CUMBIA AND BOSSA NOVA.
In November 2017, Alper Tuzcu released his newest EP Lines. Recorded in Boston and released by Palma Records, the EP expands upon Tuzcu’s 2016 eclectic debut album Between 12 Waters. Supporting the release of the EP, Tuzcu also went on a European tour to play concerts and teach masterclasses in Italy, Austria, Spain and Portugal.
Tuzcu's first album “Between 12 Waters” was released through Palma Records In 2016. Critically acclaimed by the media around the world including United States, Spain, Italy, Netherlands and Turkey, the album, which consists of 12 songs influenced from 12 different cultures. Among the reviews, Hürriyet the top selling daily national newspaper in Tuzcu's native country Turkey, simply stated: “Here’s our calling to anyone who would like to listen good music and to discover someone who’s likely to make his mark in the coming years: Follow Alper Tuzcu.”
In 2016, Tuzcu was selected as a voting member to the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy, being the youngest Turkish musician to achieve this distinction.
Tuzcu has also recorded twice with multiple GRAMMY winning composer, producer, and flamenco virtuoso Javier Limon (Buika, Paco de Lucia, Mariza, Wynton Marsalis, Bebo & Chucho Valdes).
Tuzcu also expanded his music career with duo project Ark by touring in Spain and United States and releasing their 2016 debut EP: "Lately". The duo was not only widely featured in local American media, including the Emmy nominated "502 Sessions" at Dedham TV and WEMF FM; but also on international media as well. The duo has been performing at venues such as Hard Rock Cafe Boston, Sidewalk in New York and YouBloom Festival in Los Angeles.
Further performances also include Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy, City of Arts and Sciences in Spain, Boston Turkish Cultural Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art-Boston, Goethe-Institut Boston and Multicultural Center Cambridge.
As an educator, during Summer 2017, Tuzcu has been a lead instructor of music production courses at Harvard University, under the Digital Media Academy program. In October 2016, Tuzcu taught songwriting and music production masterclasses at Colombo, Sri Lanka at Sooriya Village and at Royal College.
Tuzcu also has been leading several music production projects at Emmy-winner audio company iZotope, and he is currently also a music marketing consultant and writer for Adva Mobile.
Tuzcu is an alumni of Berklee College of Music, where he graduated with Magna Cum Laude in 2015, and an alumni of Denison University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree of Economics in 2011.