Aytaç Doğan started playing the quanun at age 12 and by 15 he was drawing attention as a professional musician. Prior to becoming a favorite of Arab Sheiks for his unique and deeply visceral musical stylings on the quanun, Doğan gained experience in the music industry by working as a studio musician for Turkey's most famous musicians such as Turkish music icon, İbrahim Tatlıses. Unlike his peers, who play the quanun in a deeply entrenched Classical Turkish style, Doğan possesses a jazz, blues, Latin and Gypsy influenced approach to the quanun. A singular talent, Doğan, was invited to play an Umm Kulthoum piece with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra during Mozart Week in 2007. Doğan plays an integral role in Taksim Trio as he builds the bridge between the baglama and the clarinet with his crowd-pleasing performances on the quanun.
The clarinet virtouso Mustafa Kandıralı declared Hüsnü Senlendirici the successor to his throne as ambassador of the clarinet to the lands and audiences beyond the borders of Turkey.
Identified as a virtuoso early in his career, Şenlendirici has played with almost every legend in Turkish popular music history. Şenlendirici was just 13 when he got his first big break by being asked to join Okay Temiz’s orchestra. By the late 90s, Şenlendirici was ready to front his own band and so he formed Laço Tayfa. East met West when the Brooklyn Funk Essentials discovered Laço Tayfa on a visit to Turkey and together they recorded an album which consisted of interpretations of traditional Turkish melodies and funk/acid jazz. . In the fall of 2005, Husnu Senlendirici released his first solo album,“The Joy of Clarinet” (Doublemoon Records).Instantly becoming a classic, the album has sold 160,000 copies to date and has held the number 1 position on the pop charts for 3 months, which is a record-setting first for an instrumental album.
Valued for his charming personality, technical skill and individual creavity, Tuncbilek is the backbone of Taksim Trio. In 1998 he accompanied Aytaç Doğan and Mısırlı Ahmet on tour in Cairo, where he had the opportunity to link up with famous Middle Eastern composers such as Ömer Hayrat, Emir Abdul Megect, Tarik Akif Yahya, as well as perform concerts in association with the Egyptian Symphony Orchestra. In 2000 he traveled from Israel to Spain to discover new sounds and infuse the environment with his own bag of tricks. While there, Tunçbilek began showcasing his sound to the Spanish music community. His solo performances helped him to receive recognition and before long he found himself accompanying master musicians such as Paco de Lucia, Carlos Benevent, and George Pardo.