I am looking forward to the 18th edition of the Istanbul Jazz Festival.
It starts on July 1st.
The organizers offer a great program for lovers of all kinds of jazz.
The Istanbul Jazz Festival will host a world premiere. Paying homage to the American musical genius Miles Davis.
This concert brings together legends who have collaborated with Davis before. A unique quintet comprised of Herbie Hancock on piano, Wayne Shorter on saxophone, Marcus Miller on bass and bass clarinet, Sean Jones on trumpet and Sean Rickman on drums will perform Miles Davis’ masterpieces regarded as jazz reference works.
The world premiere of “Tribute to Miles” project will take place on Thursday July 7 and is sponsored by Zorlu Center.
Another one of the big attractions this year will be PAUL SIMON.
He will perform in Istanbul for the first time! Hailed as one of the biggest music legends, the artist has enjoyed a dazzling solo career involving masterpieces he wrote as part of the iconic duo Simon and Garfunkel and his classics such as “You Can Call me Al”, “Graceland”, “50 Ways to Leave Your Lover” and “Late in the Evening.”
Listed by the Time Magazine among the “100 People Who Shape Our World” in 2006, Paul Simon joins the festival as part of his European tour of his new solo album So Beautiful or So What released in the spring of 2011.
Mark Stewart guitar, horns, vocals
Vincent Nguini guitar, vocals
Bakithi Kumalo bas, vokal bass, vocals
Anthony Cedras keyboards, accordion, horns
Jamey Haddad percussions
Jım Oblon drums, guitar, vocals
Mıck Rossi keyboards, accordion,horns
Andrew Snitzer saxophone, keyboards, vocals
19 July Tuesday, 21:00, Harbiye Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre
350 TL (Front of Stage) 200, 150, 120, 100 TL / Student 60 TL
There will be many other performances.
July 2: Dutch jazz talents will perform at Tunel Feast
Three Dutch originated / based bands will be presented within the 18th International Istanbul Jazz Festival, under the ‘Tunel Feast’ section. ‘Tunel Feast’ is a one-day, multi-venue ‘mini festival’ within the Festival, taking place on various venues and streets around Tunel and Sishane area.
Lilian Vieira & Grupo Cariopa will perform in the Garden of the Consulate-General of the Netherlands at 7:30 pm.
Mdungu in Tunel Ana Sahne at 7:00 pm.
And Sanem Kalfa Band in Pera Palas at 7:00 pm.
Here you find a list of many more of the artists who will join the 18th edition of the Istanbul Jazz Festival.
HERBIE HANCOCK, WAYNE SHORTER,
ANGELIQUE KIDJO, DIANNE REEVES,
RANDY CRAWFORD & JOE SAMPLE / NATALIE COLE
JAVIER LIMON’S “MUJERES DE AGUA” FEAT. BUIKA, AYNUR, RITA, GLYKERIA
MICHEL CAMILO, GIOVANNI HIDALGO “MANO A MANO”
THE DUWALA MALAMBO PROJECT
RICHARD BONA VE RAUL MIDÓN
AMADOU & MARIAM
A STRANGE PLACE FOR JAZZ
ENCOUNTERS WITH MASTERS “HİNDİSTANBUL”
MISIRLI AHMET, ZAKIR HUSSAIN,
Check out the program on this site: