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Karsu plays Atlantic Records

The Story of Ahmet Ertegün

Venue: Cadogan Hall



Charismatic Dutch-Turkish pianist and singer Karsu delves into the music of Atlantic Records through the story of Ahmet Ertegün, who founded the company with Herb Abramson in October 1947. Leading from the piano and together with her band featuring tight trumpet, rhythmic drums and warm double bass, she plays songs from the early years of Atlantic Records, taking the audience on a musical journey into the world of jazz and blues with legendary artists such as Ray Charles, The Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, The Bee Gees, Led Zeppelin, Eric Clapton and Cher, as well as some of her own original songs.

Ahmet Ertegün, like Karsu herself, was of Turkish origin, the son of the Turkish ambassador to the U.S. Atlantic Records was ground-breaking in championing the music of African American musicians just after the Second World War and went on to sign some of the biggest names in Jazz, R&B and Soul.

The story will be narrated by Karsu and will be illustrated by evocative visual projections from the life of Ertegün and the Atlantic artists he worked with, and by their enduring songs.

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Students: 10% off (not available online)
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