Joncan Kavlakoglu

Captivating audiences anywhere he performs




About Joncan Kavlakoglu

Playing an original whirlwind style of highly visceral, passionately charged instrumental solo flamenco/funk fusion, Joncan melds his appreciation for a spectrum of musical styles into captivating performances on a single acoustic guitar that sounds like an entire band.

Commonly described as ‘James Brown meets Rodrigo y Gabriela’, Joncan combines the athletic skill of percussive flamenco techniques with emotive, highly dynamic and groove-based funk playing – creating a visually enthralling element alongside an atmosphere that gets people moving and pushes an audience’s expectation of what an acoustic guitar can do.

Having performed to George Benson in 2016, featured performing on primetime BBC1 programmes in 2017 broadcast to millions, the honours of performing in Jimi Hendrix’s London Mayfair apartment in 2018 and performing for the reopening of the Apple Store Covent Garden alongside being invited to give masterclass sessions at Yamaha’s flagship EU store, and experience performing all across Europe - and as far afield as performances in India - Joncan is no foreigner on any stage, at any venue or in front of any audience.

From the streets of Dublin, rooftop parties in Istanbul, the BBC studios in London, sun drenched mansions in Barcelona, grand hotels in India and anything in between, he captivates audiences anywhere he performs with his tenacity of performing style and musical energy.


-Sep 2016 - Featured on Sky Art’s ‘Guitar Star’ performing to George Benson and Tony Visconti.

-Oct 2017 - Featured performing on BBC1 'The One Show' (alongside Kit Harrington).

-Feb 2018 - Performed at Jimi Hendrix’s Apartment, Mayfair for Handel & Hendrix Museum/Sofar Sounds special event


'A guitarist who needs no words' - Guestlist Magazine