Composer (Born 1872, Izmir – Death 1948, Izmir). He graduated from Izmir High School. He received first music lessons from his uncle who was a Mawlawi Master and his other uncle. Later he increased his music knowledge and repertoire with his own effort and lectures he obtained from other musicians. At the age of twenty he was appointed imam to Izmir Hisar Mosque replacing his father and continued this duty until his death. Besides he presided Izmir Music Association for a certain period.
Elkutlu who was raised with meşk system believed that the notation would harm music. Therefore he did not learn it although he knew methodology very well. The style in his songs, the characteristic sui generis and stability made him be remembered as Dede Efendi of 20th century.
Ne Bahar Kaldı Ne Gül Ne de Bülbül Sesi Var, Nazında Senin Özlediğim Eski Cefâ Yok, Visal–ı Yâr ile Mest Ol Hayâle Dalma Gönül, Müheyyâ Oldu Meclis Sâkıya Peymaneler Dönsün, Aşkın Bana Bir Gizli Elem Oldu Güzel Yar, Hayâl İçinde Akıp Geçti Ömr–i Derbederim, Baharda Bu Yıl Bir Melâl Var, Hüzün Gibi, Bana Hiç Yakışmıyor Böyle İntizâr Şimdi, Çepçevre Bahar İçinde Bir Yer Gördük, Karciğar Saz Semâisi, Karciğar Peşrev Devr–i Kebir.