Esra Dalfidan is from Germany and has a Turkish background, which can be heard in her music.

 She writes her own music and lyrics. With her band FIDAN she is in the scène for over 3 years now. 2007 was an important year for her. She won the Dutch vocalist concourse and finished her studies at the Amsterdam conservatory

The mix of Oriental influences and her jazz improvisations add Something to the spectrum of vocal jazz.


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On 3 oktober 2008 Musis Sacrum (Arnhem) had the pleasure to feature  the Tineke Postma quartet with Esra as special guest.


Line up:

Flin van Hemmen (drums)

Frans Jan van der Hoeven (double bass)

Marc van Roon (piano)

Tineke Postma (alt)



Esra Dalfidan (vocals)

Olaf Tarenskeen (gitaar)







19 March 2009 Esra was with her band Fidan on stage in the Lindenberg (Nijmegen) JIN had invited her.


It became a sparkling performance

During a master class in the afternoon Esra did show some of her approach to realise a composition and told wich elements uf Turkish and Indian music she uses frequently.


A still Young Turkish student of the Rotterdam conservatory had  accomplished the assigment to compose a new melody on the chord scheme of the song  Straight Ahead.

He performed it during the master class and spontaneously Esra invited him to do the same in the evening concert with the band.

He did and convinced the audience with his beautiful, energetic presentation.



Tobias Klein bass clarinet

Tomas Merlo double bas

Uli Genenger drums

Franz von Chossy piano







Huseyin in action.

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Simin Tander


Fay Claassen


Ineke van Doorn


Esra Dalfidan 2


Monica Akihary




Kristina Fuchs





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