Born and raised in Berlin, singer and composer Defne Şahin is rapidly developing an international reputation as a versatile and creative performer, who draws influences from time spent immersed in different countries and cultures. At a young age Defne has extended stays in Turkey, Spain, Brazil and New York under her belt, and is equally at home singing jazz, bossa nova, pop and Mediterranean traditional music.
Her debut album Yaşamak – to Live with the Words of Nâzım Hikmet, that features evocative settings of Hikmet’s poetry, was released by Germany’s highly esteemed Jazz periodical, Jazz Thing Next Generation on Double Moon Records. The album was subsequently released in Turkey on the Kalan Müzik label, and has been lauded by the media as “the beginning of a successful career.” Jazzthetik
Argentinian pianist and composer Guillermo Klein produced Defne Şahin’s second album Unravel (Fresh Sound Records), which she recorded with Fabian Almazan, Petros Klampanis and Henry Cole in New York.
Defne has shared the stage with musicians from all around the world including Shai Maestro, Jay Clayton, Elias Stemeseder and Joe Sanders.
Style: Jazz, World
Touring party: 4
Defne Şahin: Vocals
Johannes Ballestrem: Piano
Igor Spallati: Bass
Martin Krümmling: Drums
10.12.2017 A-Trane Jazz Club, Berlin
07.04.2017 Nikolaisaal, Potsdam