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Born in Turkey, living in Holland, Hüseyin Badilli mixes jazz with Turkish music in a way only someone with his background can: he learned traditional Turkish music in his childhood, studied Western classical singing in college and moved across the globe to discover what jazz is all about. It was his love for jazz music that led him to discover the similarities between Turkish vocal ornamentation and the improvisation used when singing jazz. Exploring both similarities and differences between these forms became the driving force behind Hüseyin's musical style. Hüseyin Badilli is the composer, singer and leader of the Hüseyin Badilli Band (H.B.B.). His musical identity reflects a merge of the East and the West by combining Turkish traditional music (Anatolian folk songs and Ottoman Classical songs) and jazz music. His own compositions reflect and respect both styles