One of the most significant players of the Turkish music scene Selçuk Sun was born in İstanbul in 1934. Having graduated from the Double Bass Department of the Ankara State Conservatoire, he started playing jazz with Muvaffak “Maffy” Falay. He has worked with artists such as Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Woods, Joe Gordan, Frank Rehak, Ernie Wilkens and Quincy Jones. He played with Dave Brubeck Quartet in Ankara in 1958. After these concerts he received a scholarship from the Berklee School of Music, but could not attend due to his military service. While living in Copenhagen he played at the famous club Mon Marte for six months with the legendary pianist Bud Powell and the well-known tenor saxophonist Lucky Thompson. The same year he won the second award at the “Young Double Bassists” Competition after Nils Petersen. He married in 1962 and returned to Turkey. Selçuk Sun joined the Presidential Symphony Orchestra and retired in 1980.