WHO IS İLHAN SAMİ ÖZULU?

İlhan Sami Özulu is currently celebrating his 51st year anniversary in music. He was born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey and started his music education in 1966 at Istanbul Municipal Conservatory of Music when he was at middle school. After his graduation from Kültür Koleji, in 1972, he enrolled at the University of Istanbul’s School of Economics. At the same time, he started to play guitar at various hotels, nightclubs and casinos in Istanbul and participated in several tours in Europe and all around Turkey…

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Fifth of Beethoven

(Arranged by Walter Murphy, 1976)
Ipek Ozulu Goldberg (violin) & Ilhan Sami Ozulu (violin)
Recorded on February 06, 2015 with iPhone-6
Turkish Night in 1970’s Style @ Serra’s Dine & Dance

Nostalgia: Grup Evrim

Ilhan formed his first band, “Evrim Folk Dörtlüsü”, with his brother Ihsan in 1970, and recorded the first single record in 1971. In 1973 they changed their band’s name to “Evrim 5”, and recorded their second single with lyrics by Ümit Yasar Oguzcan, and Esmeray featured on lead vocal. With the success of this single, “Evrim 5” hit the charts on HEY Music Magazine’s Top 50 list for 16 consecutive weeks. Ilhan Irem later joined the group as a lead singer. Among his many other accomplishments, Ilhan received the TRT Best Composer Music Award in 1979, competing with 415 other composers.