Emre Tankal was born in 1978 and started an interest in jazz guitar in his high school years. He had the opportunity to work with artists like Aydın Esen, Donovan Mixon, Sarp Maden and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He performed at many jazz festivals and clubs in Turkey in the last decade. He was an arranger and performer on Jehan Barbur’s ”Uyan” and Birsen Tezer’s ”İkinci Cihan” albums. He later did his M.D. at Bahçeşehir University Jazz Department. He’s been playing his own compositions with his band Emre Tankal Quartet, consisting of Tamer Temel, Matt Hall and Erdem Göymen.