Certainly one of Türkiye’s first pianist singers and jazz artists, Bozkurt Ilhami Gencer, died on the age of 100 on Wednesday.
The veteran musician’s son Bora Gencer introduced his father’s demise on his social media account: “My father was the explanation for the existence of my (in addition to Türkiye’s) soul. We’ve misplaced a very good particular person, a real gentleman, Bozkurt Ilhami Gencer. We’re deeply saddened. We labored exhausting, put in a number of effort. I want we may have achieved extra.”
Gencer, who made vital contributions to the popularization of jazz music in Türkiye, celebrated his one hundredth birthday with a particular occasion in Bodrum on Aug. 30, 2022.
Starting his musical journey on the age of 5 with classes from his mom and enjoying the console piano at their residence, the artist continued his music profession till the top of his life, abandoning many unforgettable music items.