IPEK DINC YUCE
jazz & popular covers
Born in March 14, 1985, Ipek Dinc Yuce has graduated from Ayazaga Isik High School and Istanbul University as a Chemical Engineering major.
Her professional music career started when she met Ilham Gencer in 2005. At the beginning of her career, she performed at Istanbul's famous venues such as Sortie, Conrad Hotel, and Q Jazz Bar. She was a finalist of Nardis Jazz Club's Young Jazz Vocalist contest in 2006. She also won the Istanbul Jazz Festival's Young Jazz contest the same year and performed at Parkorman with her band.
She studied jazz for one year and a half with Selcuk Sun and four months with Randy Esen. She participated in Nardis Jazz Club's Young Jazz Vocalist contest again in 2009 and as the winner of the contest this time, she was qualified to take part in Nomme International Jazz Festival in Tallinn, Estonia. Becoming the 3rd best singer of Europe, she drew lots of attention and received invitations from Europe's most prestigious jazz festivals like Riga Jazz Festival, Oslo Jazz Festival and Pori Jazz Festival. Ipek Dinc Yuce also worked with Ted Curson and Curson's band featured her. In 2010, she took news-casting and diction courses along with drama lessons with Kazim Aksar.
Ipek Dinc Yuce, who had performed at The Marmara Hotel with Sevket Ugurluer Trio six days a week between October 2009 - May 2012, also performed as Barbra Streisand for four months in "Our Soul of the Rat Pack Show" directed by Haldun Dormen.
She has worked with great musicians like Ilham Gencer, Sevket Ugurluer, Selcuk Sun, Ted Curson, Onder Focan, Neset Ruacan, Deniz Dundar, Yahya Dai, Senova Ulker, Kadri Unalan, Oguz Durukan, Cagrı Sertel, Baran Say, Ozan Musluoglu, Ferit Odman, Evren Karakul, Ercument Orkut, Kursad Deniz and Kerem Yuce.
In February 2012, she started working at the News Department of the television channel TVEM. She was the newscaster for Midday Bulletin, news editor, correspondent and technical editor. She then started working at the Program Department in May 2012 and both produced and hosted the series “Ajanda”. She also hosted the program “Renkli Ekran”, edited and directed the music of the program “Haftanın Rengi”. In November 2012, Ipek Dinc Yuce started to work at BJK TV which is a sports television channel. She was the news anchor and voice-over artist at the News Department. At this time she also worked as a series producer and BJK Magazine producer. Dinc Yuce started working at Aksam Web TV (aksam.com.tr) in April 2013. She worked there as newscaster, news editor and voice-over artist until May 2013.
She is still performing regularly at venues like Nardis Jazz Club, Moda Deniz Club, Soho House and Jazz Company.
Ipek Dinc Yuce produced and presented her own radio program "Jazz ID" on Joyjazz Radio of Karnaval Group every Sunday at 22:00 during 2013 and 2014.