20TH ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL STARTS ON 2 JULY!
The Istanbul Jazz Festival will meet the audience for the 20th time on Tuesday, 2 July! Starting with the Alicia Keys concert the festival will host the prominent names of the jazz at 12 impressive venues at its first week.
The 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival will welcome the world-renowned voice of R&B and soul music, Alicia Keys. The 14-time Grammy-winner, singer, composer and song writer will be performing for the first time in Turkey on Tuesday, 2 July at 21.30 at Parkorman.
At the second night of the festival, Wednesday, 3 July, the festival will spread throughout the city with two glamorous concerts. On the one hand, one of the finest of today's jazz vocalists,Dee Dee Bridgewater meets with master jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis to fill hearts with the soul of jazz at 21.00 at the Imperial Garden of Yıldız Palace; on the other hand, one of the premiere pianists in Cuba Ernán López-Nussa, drummer Ruy Lòpez-Nussaand his sons, pianist and composer Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ruy Lopez-Nussa, and Felipe Cabrera will be on the stage at 22.00 at Feriye Restaurant, Ortaköy.
On Thursday, 4 July, two marvellous summertime concerts will await the festival audience. The next superstar of British jazz, singer, pianist and songwriter Anthony Strong will play his optimistic tunes and lively vibes for Istanbulites at 21.00 at the one of the new venues of the festival, Consulate General of Austria, Austrian Cultural Office Garden. At the second concert of the night, piano meets trumpet. Jazz pianist Uraz Kıvaner and his quintet will share the stage with trumpeter Marco Tamburini at 22.30 at Salon İKSV.
Melody Gardot's crystalline and magical voice will make her Istanbulite fans forget time and space on Friday, 5 July at 21.00 at the Embassy of Germany Tarabya Summer Residance.
The Istanbul Jazz Festival, organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) and sponsored for the past 16 years by Garanti Bank, will be held between 2 and 18 July.
For further information and the festival line up, please visit: caz.iksv.org/en
Tickets for the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival can be purchased through Biletix sales channels:BILETIX Call Centre (+90 216 556 98 00) / www.biletix.com and the main box office atİKSV (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası Sadi Konuralp Cad. No: 5 Şişhane - Istanbul).
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