Burak Kaya – Profile

Burak Kaya


Burak Kaya was born in Ankara, Turkey, July, 1970. He began playing classical guitar at age of 12. He played both classical guitar music and jazz standards seperately for a lond period of time. Although he took some guitar and harmony lessons, he is mostly self-taught.

Kaya has a strong influence of world music, latin jazz and Anatolian traditional musics in his style. Instead of using amplified guitars he prefers to play nylon string classical guitar which creates a natural acoustic sound. He plays mostly in small groups such as jazz trios including double bass and percussions or duo instrument projects.

He started learning and playing fretless guitar in 2014. He is teaching jazz guitar in Burak Kaya Jazz Guitar Academy since 2010.

He is the writer and the publisher of online magazine Çalakalem since 2001. Some of his short stories published in several literary magazines in Turkey.



Burak Kaya has ten more fretless guitar video tutorials on his website burakkaya.com.tr/fretlessguitar.php with accompanying descriptions and advice on playing fretless.



Burak’s website with links to reviews, albums and his writing: http://burakkaya.com.tr/indexen.php

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