Elif Çağlar studied jazz composition at Istanbul Bilgi University Music Department. In 2006, she became the first Turkish musician to graduate from the "The Aaron Copland School of Music" at Queens College, NY with an award, where she got her Master's degree in  jazz performance and was a student of the living legend Sheila Jordan. She performs in prestigious festivals and clubs in Turkey and abroad regularly.

Her widely acclaimed debut  "MUSIC"  is the first jazz vocal album in Turkey with all original songs in English and the first that is written and arranged by a jazz vocalist. She won the title "Best Jazz Performer" by Radio Bogazici Music Awards three times. Performing and recording with some of the most important jazz musicians in Turkey, Caglar has released four albums, two of them featuring world famous American and Italian jazz figures. She continues exploring and recording in different styles.



"M-U-S-I-C" (nu-Dc Records, 2011)

"Misfit" (nu-Dc Records, 2015)

"The Art of Time" (nu-DC Records, 2018)

"Come Me Come Te" (Notami Jazz, 2020)


"Hafif Batı Müziği" (Nu-Dc Records, 2014)

SONIC BOOM - "Please" (Nu-Dc Records, 2020)

"Elif Çağlar on Vocals: You Ask My Name" (nu-Dc Records, 2020)

"Elif Çağlar on Vocals: All a Dream" (nu-Dc Records, 2020)

SONIC BOOM "Ninja" (nu-DC Records, 2021)

"Elif Çağlar on Vocals: If You Loved Me" (nu-DC Records, 2022)

Special Projects:

Bagdat Avenue "1-10" (Doğulu Production, 2002) 

Jimmy Burns, Katherine Davis&Elif Çağlar, Blues ile Birlikte Hayata (Pozitif, 2013)

Electronic Project:

Mrs.ELO "Everyone with Everything" (nu-DC Records, 2016)

As a guest:

Ezra Weiss "Get Happy" (Roark Records, 2007)

Ceza, "Onuncu Köy" (Esen Müzik, 2010)

Various Artists, Made in Turkey Vol.7 (Lola's World Records, 2013)

Selen Gülün, "Başka" (Lin Records, 2013)

Ediz Hafızoğlu "Nazdrave" (Lin Records, 2014)

Offlines Project by Yinon Muallem & Guy Mintus (Ahenk Music, 2015)

Selen Gülün, "Kadınlar Matinesi" (A.K.Müzik, 2017)

Ediz Hafızoğlu, "Nazdrave 13" (Lin Records, 2018)

Gürol Ağırbaş, "Bas Şarkıları 3" (Ada Müzik, 2018)

Ah!Kosmos, "Beautiful Swamp" (Compost Records, 2018)

Kutiman feat. Elif Çağlar, "Silkyway" (Remotely Close, 2022)