THE FLYCATS - Emrah Kotan

Emrah Kotan

Drums, Percussion

This classically-trained percussionist came to the United States from his native Turkey and received his Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from Georgia State University. Emrah has performed at some of the most renowned jazz venues in the world, including The Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and The Blue Note in New York.

As a music educator, Emrah serves as Director of the Jazz and World Percussion Ensembles at Agnes Scott College. He also teaches privately and performs regularly for children with the educational world percussion trio, Ritmo Blu.

Emrah is now also touring as India Airie's drummer.

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Formed in 2008, The FlyCats are jazz favorites in north Georgia, specializing in what they call "New York Lounge Jazz" or "Cigar-Club Jazz", performing standards, swing, bop, bossa, a little funk/R&B, etc. and some original compositions.

For booking please call 770-965-6000 or 770-634-3442.   Or, email

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