Belgian blues magazine ‘Back To The Roots’ made a great review for the debut album ‘Sad And Blue’ by Özgür Hazar and now you can experience this Blues Guitar hero with his Louvain-based collective ‘The Blues Syndicate’ live on stage too. A star-quality quartet of long-time blues cats – with next to Hazar also Pieter Akkermans on Keys, Geert Zonderman on bas and Vincent Caers on drums as well young and talented singer Arianne Yaya is owning the lead vocal performance.

Band playing the songs from ‘Sad And Blue’ mixed with all-time favorites from artists such as B.B. King, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. A musical journey along the Mississippi River from Chicago to New Orleans and from Houston, Texas to Memphis, Tennessee.

Ozgur Hazar’s Blues Syndicate won the Belgian Blues Challenge 2022 

Ozgur Hazar was born in 1976 in Istanbul and has moved to Leuven/Belgium in March 2018. Influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, BB King, Matt Schofield, and other Blues legends.He lived in the US – Philadelphia between 2004 – 2006 and played with several bands in clubs there.

The first single ‘Sad and Blue’ was included in Blues and Rock Review album sampler 11th edition, together with great artists such as Allman Betts Band,Samantha Fish, Laurence Jones Band, Danny Bryant, Ken Valdez, Savoy Brown, and other great artists. The debut album “Sad and Blue” has been released 1st of January, 2020

“Way Back Home” Released on 19th January 2024 ! 

New Album “Way Back Home” released !


Ozgur is included in  BRR Album Sampler 11th version ! You can listen and download below