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Turkish born clarinetist, improviser/composer Oğuz Büyükberber's work stands on the crossroads of contemporary composition, improvisation, Turkish music, and jazz. He studied bass clarinet with Harry Sparnaay at Amsterdam Conservatory and took composition lessons from Theo Loevendie .

He has performed in major festivals all over Europe such as North Sea, Traumzeit, Akbank and London Jazz Festivals, recorded over 50 CD’s including 15 of his own projects and collaborated with Butch Morris, Craig Harris, John Zorn, Gerry Hemingway, Simon Nabatov, Jim Black, Nils Wogram, Claudio Puntin, Armand Angster and Hüsnü Şenlendirici to name a few. Now living in Amsterdam Oğuz Büyükberber collaborates with a pool of international musicians and composes a wide range of music both for his own projects and other commissions. Also holding another dgree in fine arts, he incorporates his own visual art into musical performances and finds new ways to use live-electronics.

In 2012 he was a given a "Carte Blanche" from the "Bimhuis" in Amsterdam; in 2011 he was named a Selmer Artist.





Upcoming events


selected discography


Oğuz Büyükberber Quintet Off Monk Kabak & Lin 2017

Oğuz Büyükberber Simon Nabatov Wobbly Strata Trytone 2016

Oene Van Geel  Sudoku Zennes 2016

Oğuz Büyükberber Tobias Klein Reverse Camouflage Trytone 2015

Live at The Bimhuis  Büyükberber, Nabatov, Hemingway Trytone 2014

Balkan Clarinet Summit Piranha 2014

Hasretim  Marc Sinan ECM 2013

Injured NOT Trio: Ned McGowan, Oguz Buyukberber, Tolga Tuzun Müzik hayvanı 2013

Gibi Oğuz Büyükberber Trio Trytone 2012

Buyukberber Moods Emanuele Raymondi Zerkilled 2012

4 by Oğuz Büyükberber Lin records 2011

Melting Pot Free Improvised Music from Istanbul WIRE Magazine Subscriber Special 2010

Periphery Tolga Tüzün AK Müzik 2009

Orient Express Hassfurther, Büyükberber, Enzlberger, Reisinger Extraplette 2010

Medcezir AXYZ Ensemble Karnatic Lab Records 2009

Rooms DBO +3DB Records 2009

Ara by Oğuz Büyükberber AK Müzik 2009

Yedi Yer, Yedi Gök Ayse Tutuncu Piano Percussion Band Blue Note Records 2008

Recording the Grain Office R +3DB Records 2008

Koan Trio Koan Karnatic Lab Records 2006

Mundane occurrences and Presentations Office R Lampse 2006

Panayir Ayse Tutuncu Trio Blue Note 2005

Canli Oguz Buyukberber Quintet Ada Muzik 2002

Velvele Oguz Buyukberber Ada Muzik 2001

a z Oguz Buyukberber & Caglayan Yildiz Ada Muzik 1998

Balkan Dreams Bosphorus MBI Greece 1996 / Ada Muzik 1999

Istanbul Craig Harris & The Nation of Imagination Doublemoon Records1997