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Jimmie Black Rock & Blues Bar in Mahmutlar

If you don’t know about the Jimmie Blacks and you love Rock and Blues Music then you need to know about it NOW!!!






And when in Turkey ……


Drum Solo by Fatih Gulcu at Jimmie Blacks


Cover of the Sting Classic, Every Breath You Take


Can Triches and Jimmie Black – More Classic Covers and Musical Improvisation

This LIVE MUSIC VENUE is undoubtedly the best in town. It is open ALL YEAR ROUND  with live music most evenings from 20.30 until midnight

where to find Jimmie Black Rock and Blues Bar and Restaurant

Jimmie Blacks is located on Western edge of Mahmutlar on the main Barbaros Street.

Here is an easy map to help you find us.

jimmie blacks open all years round

Even in the Winter there are cosy evenings with plenty of variety.  JIMMIE BLACK is the owner of the bar and undoubtedly the best guitarist in the area. After many years on the circuit he delighted us all by opening the first rock and blues venue in the town.

The last two seasons have been amazing for lovers of this genre of music.

When he told us that Jimmie he would have an even better mix of musicians in 2018 he did not disappoint. During the 2018 season he established the NEW JIMMIE BLACK BAND.



This band is going from strength to strength. They are afforded scope as musicians to improvise with unrehearsed, spontaneous solo performances. Every night is different and exciting as they work without the restraint of backing tracks and any narrow expectations from their audience.

If you want to see how each musician contributes to the overall performance watch this video. Every band member has their own solo performance.



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Jimmie Blacks –  Live Recordings



Jimmie Black Rock and Blue Bar and Restaurant

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There is a full kitchen and a resident Chef in place throughout the year so you are welcome to come early, eat, relax and enjoy the music. Or come late and grab a snack to keep you going.

Here is a sneaky preview of some of the great food you can order at Jimmie’s




Jimmie regularly takes the stage for solo performances and he never disappoints. His enthusiasm and talent leaves you completely lost in his music.

It feels like every performance, for him, is the performance of his life.  When playing he loses himself until he finds the place where there is just Jimmie, his guitar and you his audience.

He never fails to amaze us whether he plays solo or gigs with another artist he is undoubtedly what makes Jimmie Black Bar and Restaurant the very special place it is.

His attention to details with sound systems and top class speakers and amps mean that even the heaviest rock classics are melodic and easy on the ear.

If the bar only featured Jimmie’s musical talents it would be more than enough. But we are often treated to a wide range of specially selected performers to compliment the resident star of the show, Mr. Jimmie Black.


A look back at  Jimmie Black’S LINE UP 2017.


Shamans made their debut performance in Mahmutlar in Jimmie Blacks during the high season. Jimmie Black Bar was the first to showcase this great band and they have since become very popular in the town.

This group of musicians have played together for many years and their performances are smooth, classy and polished.

Think Dire Straits, think Floyd and think of many of the classics you have longed to hear since your teens. Most of them will, at some time, be covered by this group at some point.

The Chief played for 10 Sunday evenings through the Summer in Jimmie Blacks and was the star of the Jimmie Blacks Christmas Eve Party

With his unique character and stage set you would be forgiven for thinking you were suddenly transported to the wild west.

His music doesn’t disappoint as he plays old blues classics and rock favourites from way back when.

THE CHIEF is a very talented star who takes his performances extremely seriously.


This is a very different band who have recently been on the Mahmutlar circuit for the past year and have been playing in Jimmie since the late season of 2017.

They sound so good in Jimmie’s Bar as they are able to access quality amplification and mellow microphone tones. Its great to see them in the spotlight to showcase their theatrical performances of hill billy blues music.

Once they have warmed up we are treated to some acrobatics. They play while climbing on their instruments, twisting and turning and entertaining the crowd. Full marks for originality, which is what is making them an increasingly popular band in the area

JIMMIE BLACKs STORY – ‘Jimmie BLACK’ is the stage name of Cüneyt TAYBOGA.

Cüneyt is a professional musician with 30 years in the business as a rock guitar virtuoso and singer.

He was born in Izmir in Eastern Turkey in 1979. His musical career started with a keyboard when he was 7 years old. He was introduced to an electric guitar when he was just 9 and has now reached his 30th year in the music industry.  

Cuneyt’s formal musical education started when he was 10 years old . He had private music lessons and went on to attend the Conservatorium of İstanbul University for Licence Education.

After that he went to Los Angeles for two years of study for his masters education in Berklee College of Music .

The United States was his home for a total of 7 years after which he returned to his homeland of Turkey . There he worked in the musical industry as a teacher, studio recording musician, producer and live performer ….

Jimmie has now been living in Mahmutlar ALANYA for 12 years. He has performed in many venues in the city of Alanya.

But Jimmie Black had a dream which he has spent 25 years dreaming about and planning for. In February 2017 that dream became a reality. It was the start of Jimmie’s very own Rock and Blues Bistro Bar in Mahmutlar.  

The bar has been open now for one year and is unique. With live performances every night, a professional kitchen and excellent staff Jimmie has taken the concept of live music to another level. This is not a restaurant with live music. This is a live music venue with food.  

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