Artan Buleshkaj, born in Istog (Kosovo) in 1993, is a guitarist and composer based in Ghent (Belgium). He is active in a myriad of projects in and outside of the bubbling music scene of the city, in a broad musical spectrum ranging from pop to (freely) improvised music.
Artan studied at the conservatories of Ghent (with Hans van Oost) and Amsterdam (Martijn van Iterson).
Artan was nominated in 2016 for the SABAM Young Jazz Talent Award and was a finalist of the B-Jazz International Jazz Contest (ed. 2015) with his jazz trio Ruis. He was also featured in The Future is Now, a concert series by the acclaimed Brussels Jazz Orchestra, featuring young solists.
Besides regular concerts in Belgium (in venues ranging from small jazz clubs to festivals), Artan also regularly plays/tours abroad. His music has already brought him to Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany and France.
In addition to his work as a sideman, Artan's current focus is his quartet Anemic Cinema, a volatile unit combining the hard-hitting intensity of metal riffage with the unpredictability of (free) improvisation.
Since march of 2021, Artan is represented by Inside Jazz Management (www.insidejazz.be), for all of his projects as leader.
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