Muvaffak "Maffy" Falay

Muvaffak "Maffy" Falay is a Turkish trumpeter.

Born in 1930 in Karşiyaka, he studied trumpet and piano in Ankara Conservatory. In 1960 he entered the radio orchestra under the conduction of Kurt Edelhagen, in Köln.[1] Then he toured Europe as a member of the Kenny Clarke-Francy Boland Big Band and played on six of the band's albums.

He has played in orchestras led by Benny Bailey, Ake Persson, Phil Woods, Sixten Eriksson and Quincy Jones. In 1965 he decided to move to Sweden where he was playing for the radio jazz orchestra, and touring around the Americas at the same time. In 1970 he started playing in the Dizzy Gillespie Reunion Orchestra.[1] He has also played with Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, and Elvin Jones.

In 1971 he formed the band Sevda, featuring Bernt Rosengren, Okay Temiz, Gunnar Bergsten, Ove Gustafsson and Salih Baysal.[2]

In 2005 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Istanbul Jazz Festival.

He still lives in Stockholm.


As leader/co-leader

As sideman

With Don Cherry

With the Kenny Clarke/Francy Boland Big Band


  1. 1 2 Biography allmusic. Retrieved 15 May 2013.
  2. (Swedish) Sevda: Exclusive Collector's Edition Statens musikverk. Retrieved 15 May 2013.

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