Tuesday Clubbing and announcement of the 60th Jazzfest Ljubljana

15 January at 20.00
Gaye Su Akyol
New music diva of Istanbul
Gaye Su Akyol, lead vocals; Ali Güçlü Şimşek, guitars, back vocals; Görkem Karabudak, bass, guitar, keyboards, electronica, back vocals; Ediz Hafızoğlu, drums

After an amazing performance at the 2017 Druga godba Festival, the exhilarating Turkish singer and artist Gaye Su Akyol is returning to Ljubljana. The timing is perfect, given that her new album, Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir, came out on 26 October. It was produced under the Glitterbeat label, which also released Gaye’s previous album, Hologram Ĭmparatorluğu (Hologram Empire, 2016). With the release of her first international album, Gaye Su Akyol established herself as one of Turkey’s most compelling young voices and most exhilarating sonic explorers. Her work as a singer-songwriter, producer and audio/visual conceptualist, simultaneously navigates the storied past, the hyper-connected present and the unscripted future. The new album is arguably more immediate and visceral than the first two, reflecting her and the band’s growing reputation as a powerful live act. Istikrarlı Hayal Hakikattir, which translates as “Consistent Fantasy Is Reality,” is a deeply poetic album; an album of personalized politics, an album that digs into the heart of our contentious, inexplicable contemporary experience. Never blinking. Always dreaming. Never giving up.  “Su Akyol’s voice is light but elegant, and her songs are by turns urgent, sultry and romantic and politically barbed. The new sound of Istanbul.” The Observer
CD Club, €15, 10*
Announcing the 60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana
Tuesday, 18 June – Saturday, 22 June 2019
The 60th Jazz Festival Ljubljana will feature more than 30 concerts at five venues, as well as films, a lecture and two exhibitions. Continuing the practice started in 2018, a day-long programme will take place on two stages in the CD Park – a showcase for Slovenian and international artists of all ages. On the eve of the Festival, 17 June, music events will take place at the Gromka Club, while CD’s Gallus Hall will play host to a variety of concerts in addition to the John Zorn in Ljubljana project. One of the late-night venues will be the CD Club, while the grand festival finale, co-produced by Cankarjev dom and Kino Šiška, is scheduled for Ljubljana’s Križanke Theatre. Follow us on social media to keep up-to-date with the latest news. After a ten-year hiatus, John Zorn is returning to Ljubljana for the Jazz Festival’s special anniversary, performing a solo organ recital The Hermetic Organ on the first festival day. The following night Gallus Hall will host Zorn’s special marathon concert, The Bagatelles, which features 14 different ensembles, including Masada, Craig Taborn, Trigger, John Medeski Trio, Peter Evans, Kris Davis, Nova Quartet, Asmodeus (Marc Ribot, Trevor Dunn, Kenny Grohowski) and others.