Ilhan Saferali is starting young at getting his name out on the jazz, indie and hip hop scene. Ilhan, playing trumpet and piano, has accomplished a lot for himself as a young musician. Ilhan has played with Grammy award wining musicians such as Chucho Valdes and Kamasi Washington, and has worked with the David Suzuki Foundation for their ECOmusicology project. Ilhan was recently interviewed about his career and his music on CBC radio Canada. Ilhan’s playing ability is very versatile; playing Jazz, Rock, indie, hip hop, Funk and Latin music. Ilhan’s music style takes from classic piano players such as Bill Evans and Oscar Peterson and is heavily influenced by modern jazz players such as Brad Mehldau. Ilhan’s notable accomplishments are, 2017 Fraser McPherson Jazz Fund finalist, 2 time Highest RCM mark in British Columbia, Scholarship to the Humber jazz workshop, Best Senior Musician at Kiwianis Jazz festival, 3000 dollar scholarship to Humber college, and Receiving a 5,000 dollar scholarship to Berklee School of music 5 week summer intensive 2 years in a row. Ilhan now composes complex modern jazz arrangements, produces Hip-Hop, composes for film, and plays theatres, clubs, hotels and halls alike. His sound is very mature and his soloing is undoubtedly complex for his age. Ilhan regularly gigs around town with students from the Capilano University jazz program and local musicians. Ilhan’s peers look up to him as an inspiration and his teachers look at him as the future of Vancouver and global jazz scene.