Erkan Zeki Ar started playing guitar during his high school years and performed at various festivals. His interest in jazz started during college. He studied music while still being a student at Marmara University Sociology Department. He worked with musicians like Nezih Yeşilnil and Dave Allen. Upon his graduation he started performing professionally. Being a regular performer since 2017, his band Erkan Zeki Ar Trio released their debut album ”Kontrast” in February 2018.