Cahilt Kutrafalı, Nicosia born bass player, composer and
arranger, is one of the first call session players in Cyprus. He
received his bachelor’s degree in music in 2007, since then he has been
performing as a band leader and working with numerous musicians and bands as a
sideman from all over the island, Europe and Turkey. He is best known for his
versatility and unique style of soloing on electric bass where he combines
bebop elements with a modern approach.
Beside performing, he is also one of the
faculty members of the ‘’Jazz Education Abroad’’ program. He has performed and
recorded with respected names such as Chris Byars, Guthrie Govan, Gilad Atzmon,
Robin Eubanks, Ari Roland, Keith Balla, John Mosca, Charis Ioannou, Genco Arı,
Marios Takoushis, Stelios Xydias, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, Volkan Öktem, Cenk
Erdogan, Damian Erskine, Önder Focan, Sarp Maden, Elif Çağlar, Ermis Michail,
Andreas Panteli, Vahagn Hayrapetyan, Ioannis Vafeas, Marios Toumbas, Hüseyin
Kırmızı, Tolga Erzurumlu and Zaid Nasser.
He released his second album
‘’Transitions’’ in March 2018 where his debut album ‘’As It Is’’ was released
back in 2015.
Beside all he is also a member of the Nicosia Municipal Orchestra
as an arranger and a bass player.