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About Cengiz Baysal

Cengiz Baysal
Cengiz Baysal
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Toms River, NJ
Speaks: English, French
Education: - BA in Music Performance - Berklee College of Music ( 1998 Summa Cum laude) - AA in Music - Los Angeles City College ( 1995) - Certificate - Percussion Institute of Technology (1991)
Performance Experience: North Sea Jazz(2002), Blue Note N.Y.(2002), Montreux Jazz(2003), Jazz a Vienne(2003), Ethnosur(2003), Vilnius Jazz(2005), Rocella Jazz(2006), Joe Zawinul’s Birdland Vienna(2006), Umbria Jazz(2008), Beale St. Music Festival(2008), Rock and Coke Istanbul(2009). Artists that he has worked with include: Lee Konitz, Mark Murphy, Dave Samuels, Alan Harris, Eve Cornelius, Chip Crawford, Dena De Rose and Paula West. Cemal Resit Rey Big band, Nicholas Simion, and Nguyen Le.
Teaching Experience: Istanbul Bilgi University 2000-2008 Clinician for Istanbul Agop Cymbals 2000-Present Sound Garden Music School ( Freehold) 2018-2020
Teaching Philosophy: Every musician, every student is different, therefore I believe in an adaptive studying program specially designed for each student. My general approach is Alan Dawson/Gary Chester Style systems practicing but I adapt my teaching including Songs, Rudimental Studies, Coordination Studies, Reading material according to the musical goals of the student.

Get to know Cengiz Baysal

Cengiz started his music education in Los Angeles California at the Musicians Institute where he graduated with honors. He received his AA degree in Music at Los Angeles City College and his BA degree in music performance graduating from Berklee College of Music. (1998 Summa Cum Laude)

Some of the international festivals where he performed include; North SeaJazz(2002), Blue Note N.Y.(2002), Montreux Jazz(2003), Jazz a Vienne(2003), Ethnosur(2003), Vilnius Jazz(2005), Rocella Jazz(2006), Joe Zawinul’s Birdland Vienna(2006), Umbria Jazz(2008), Beale St. Music Festival(2008), Rock and Coke Istanbul(2009).

Artists that he has worked with include: Lee Konitz, Mark Murphy, Dave Samuels, Alan Harris, Eve Cornelius, Chip Crawford, Dena De Rose and Paula West. Notable artists that he has worked with as a sideman include : Mercan Dede (2003 European tour), Kerem Gorsev, Oguz Buyukberber,
Ayse Tutuncu, Demirhan Baylan, Tuna Otenel, Okay Temiz and Izmir Symphonic, Cemal Resit Rey Big band, Nicholas Simion, and Nguyen Le.

One collaboration that Cengiz is well known for is with the Turkish Rock band Duman. He recorded six albums with the band from 2002 to 2013 and toured from 2007 to 2016. The popularity of the band exposed him to larger audiences and he was voted as the best drummer in Turkey in 2008 by Volume Magazine’s readers poll.

Nowadays, Cengiz lives in New Jersey . You can watch him performing live with his original band Blue Garage Band, with Eldad Tarmu , PJ Parker’s quartet or Jersey Shore Jazz Quartet.

Cengiz Baysal teaches at:
3375 US Hwy 1 Suite 150
Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
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1 Route 37 W Suite 9
Toms River, NJ 08753
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  • Returns Allowed
  • Ship To Store
  • Curbside Pickup
  • Lessons
  • Rentals