Jazz Bites

[SUPPER CLUB]
An Anatolian Supper Club with DJ, storyteller and full tasting menu
13th March
Laz Restaurant, Camden

Anatolian food culture and cuisine can be found on most corners of the globe with Turkish delicacies perhaps the most renowned from the Anatolian regions. For this special and one-off event, a master of ceremonies will guide diners through a short history of Anatolian and Turkish jazz and food culture whilst introducing various parts of a delicious and varied menu. DJ Murat Meric will be providing audio enhancement with a sackful of Turkish jazz vinyls.

*Food includes multiple sharing plates, two main dishes, desert and drinks

Murat Meric

Murat Meric

DJ

Murat Meriç is a radio producer, author, music historian, collector and researcher. He founded and published the magazines Müzük and Roll. His writings have been published in magazines such as Mürekkep, Birikim, Milliyet Sanat, Virgul, Bant, and in the newspapers Yeni Binyıl, Radikal and BirGün. Also, he produced and hosted the TV show “Kırkbeşlik (45)” for the channel TRT.
Murat has published two books on popular music in Turkey: Pop Dedik / Türkçe Sözlü Hafif Batı Müziği (İletişim Yayınları, 2006) and 100 Şarkıda Memleket Tarihi (Ağaçkakan Yayınları, 2016). In 2017, he produced the daily show “The Country’s History through Sonds” for the radio station Açık Radyo. Murat Meriç lived in Berlin during 2018 and he curated the live radio performances “Yerli Music / Turkey’s History Through Music” for bi’bak. Regularly, he writes for the independent newspapers Gazete Duvar, SporArena+ and KAFA.

Batu Akyol

Batu Akyol

Stories By

In 2011, he started the production of “Jazz in Turkey.” This project focused on the milestones of Jazz Music in Turkey for the first time and was completed in 2013 after a two-year process (turkiyedecaz.com). The film premiered at Istanbul Jazz Festival and was shown at film festivals in more than ten countries, including Istanbul Film Festival in Turkey. The film was among the finalists at TRT International Documentary Film Contest and granted with the special jury award at Boston Turkish Films Festival.