About Cemre Necefbas


Born and raised in Istanbul, Turkey, vocalist Cemre Necefbas grew up loving music and singing at every chance she got. Her interest in music quickly became more serious when she attended Robert College, where she joined the school orchestra singing R&B and Jazz. At only seventeen years old, Cemre received her first national recognition as a jazz vocalist in 2012, when she won 3rd place in the Nardis Young Jazz Voice Competition.

In 2013, Cemre moved to New York City upon receiving a scholarship to attend The New School. She recently graduated with two degrees: BFA in Jazz Voice and BA in Contemporary Music.

Whether in a duo setting, or fronting a large ensemble, Cemre is a master of creating exciting dynamics within her voice. "Music is a like a blanket made of such delicate fabric" she says "and I want to weave myself into it with my voice."

Cemre is currently based in New York, focusing on writing her original music and performing with various groups around the city.

Ps. We know what you’re wondering the most… It’s pronounced Jem-Ray!