Carlo Muscat feat. Burak Bedikyan
Line-up: Carlo Muscat - sax), Burak Bedikyan - piano
Born in 1988, on the island of Malta, Carlo began his musical education and explored his love for jazz music at the age of 11. Little did he know that he would be aspiring to the likes of Wayne Shorter, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano and Mark Turner, to name a few, in search of inspiration for his musical creations. Muscat describes his musical journey as an awakening process – one that is ceaseless, expressive and allows for freedom of interpretation. He made a name for himself through the local performances he gave around the island as he slowly began collaborating with renowned local and international musicians. In 2012, he was awarded a prestigious scholarship from Berklee School of Music and also had the opportunity to perform with and learn from Charles Gatt, founder of the Malta International Jazz Festival and a notable drummer. With his now diverse knowledge and extensive experience as a jazz saxophonist, he performs regularly at a number of local and international gigs and has gained exposure at prestigious venues around Europe, while continuing to collaborate with the who's-who of the Maltese and European jazz scene.