European Jazz Club, a concert series featuring prominent names of Turkish jazz scene and European jazz masters, brings together different cultures, creative ideas and talents under the same roof.
European Jazz Club series, which has broadened the Istanbul jazz stage's horizons since 2007, presents a rich concert programme as always and continues to provide a unique platform that empowers the interaction between Turkey and Europe.
This year, European Jazz Club concert series will reflect the festival excitement at Salon İKSV, which is located at the crossroads of the city's hub of culture and arts. The European Jazz Club concerts will start at 22.30.
The programme of this year's European Jazz Club concert series are as follows:
Baki Duyarlar Quartet feat. Eric Vloeimans
Monday, 9 July
One of the international jazz musicians of Turkey, pianist and composer Baki Duyarlar meets with the Dutch trumpet virtuoso Eric Vloeimans with his own trio as part of the European Jazz Club concert series.
Bilal Karaman feat. Lars Danielsson
Wednesday, 11 July
One of the most talented young musicians of Turkey, Bilal Karaman is coming together with Lars Danielsson, one of the most inspiring bassists of the jazz world.
Ayşe Gencer Band feat. Dmitry Baevsky
Tuesday, 17 July
Growing up in a family of musicians and starting her music career after winning the voice competition organised by TRT, veteran jazz vocalist Ayşe Gencer will meet with the Russian alto saxophone player Dmitry Baevsky.
Oğuz Büyükberber feat. Simon Nabatov, Wolter Wierbos & Tobias Klein
Tuesday, 10 July
Hot off the trail after their appearance at the North Sea Jazz Festival, Oğuz Büyükberber invites three leading European improvisers to Istanbul for an evening of abstract folksy chamber music filled with dramatic contrasts between dense virtuosity and intimate colours.
Yahya Dai Quartet feat. Maciej Fortuna
Wednesday, 18 July
Standing out as one of the prominent jazz musicians of Turkey, saxophone player and composer Yahya Dai will be hosting Maciej Fortuna, one of the most talented young jazz musicians of Poland, with his trio.
Tamer Temel Quintet feat. Matthias Pichler
Wednesday, 4 July
One of the prominent names of Turkish jazz, Tamer Temel meets with Matthias Pichler, contrabass player from Austria, at Salon İKSV.
Be prepared for extraordinary evenings of jazz with the European Jazz Club concerts at the 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival!
For festival line up and further information, please visit: caz.iksv.org/en