BIOGRAPHY

About Meric

Meric Calisan was born in 1993, in the city of Ankara. She started studying music at the age of 7 at Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation. In 2012, Calisan enrolled in Hacettepe University Conservatory and majoring in Jazz Vocal. She had studied Jazz vocal techniques with various artists including Yildiz Ibrahimova, Aydin Kahya, Meltem Ege and Randy Esen. In April 2014, she took a part in Kosovo Turkish Jazz Week. In July 2015, she was on the Fenerbahce Khalkedon stage with The Roots of Jazz for Istanbul Jazz Festival Young Jazz concerts. In the same year, Calisan attended Berklee Umbria Jazz Workshop at Perugia,
Italy and studied vocal techniques and improvisation under Dennis Montgomery III, Nedelka Prescod. In addition, after the workshop, Calisan gave a concert at Umbria Jazz Festival. Calisan also attended Pulawy Jazz workshop in 2016. She was also a part of Istanbul Jazz Festival in 2017 . After her graduation, she started working at Hacettepe University Ankara State Conservatory as an instructor. In 2018 September she started her master of music education in Codarts Rotterdam. In 2019, She took a part in North Sea Round Town Festival with her trio as well as with well known saxophone player and composer Dick de Graaf’s Project Jazzdrieluik Hillegersberg Schiebroek. Calisan is still performing in various festivals and projects.