Mehmet Polat

Mehmet Polat (1981) is a renowned ud player, composer and bandleader. His music has, for many years, drawn on a variety of rich musical traditions: from Africa to India, and from Persia to the Balkans. Polat has now formed his own jazz quartet, together with accordionist Oleg Fateev, bass player Hendrik Müller and Joan Terol Amigo on drums. The quartet plays Polat’s own compositions, with ample opportunity for improvisation. This exceptional line-up and Polat’s musical background results in jazz with an adventurous, innovative but above all warm sound.