Istanbul Jazz Festival Announces 20th Anniversary Lineup

Concerts scheduled throughout city July 2-18

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The Istanbul Jazz Festival, scheduled for July 2-18, has announced the lineup for its 20th anniversary event. More than 40 concerts will take place in 14 different venues around the city.

The 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival will begin with a concert by the group Four in the Pocket, following the opening ceremony on July 1. Four in the Pocket, which was formed in 2007 by young Turkish jazz musicians.

Among the artists scheduled to perform are Alicia Keys, David Sanborn and Bob James, Bryan Ferry, John Legend, Dee Dee Bridgewater and Ramsey Lewis, Melody Gardot and numerous Turkish and international artists. The full schdule is below.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Istanbul Jazz Festival will be presented to jazz musician and conductor Durul Gence, and musician and harmonica player Hasan Kocamaz, who opened the first jazz club in Turkey. The honorees will be presented with their awards during the opening ceremony that will be held at the Austrian Cultural Office Garden on the evening of Monday, 1 July.

Istanbul Jazz Festival Lineup

ALICIA KEYS

Tuesday, 2 July, 21.00 – KüçükÇiftlik Park

IN MEMORY OF SEVİNÇ TEVS, THE FIRST VOICE OF JAZZ IN TURKEY

ŞEHRAZAT, FATİH ERKOÇ, FAHİR ATAKOĞLU, SİBEL K?-SE, AYŞE GENCER, ELİF ÇAĞLAR AND ISTANBUL SUPERBAND

Thursday, 11 July, 21.30 – Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage

E.S.T. SYMPHONY: JACKY TERRASSON, MICHAEL WOLLNY, MARIUS NESET, DAN BERGLUND,

MAGNUS ?-STR?-M, FILARMONIA İSTANBUL

Wednesday, 10 July, 21.30 – Haliç Congress Center

AN EVENING WITH BRYAN FERRY

Monday, 8 July, 21.00 – Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage

DAVID SANBORN BOB JAMES FEAT. STEVE GADD JAMES GENUS “QUARTETTE HUMAINE”

Tuesday, 9 July, 21.30 – Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage

JOHN LEGEND

Monday, 29 July, 21.30 – Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Stage

DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER and RAMSEY LEWIS

Wednesday, 3 July, 21.00 – Imperial Garden of Yıldız Palace

“ENCOUNTERS WITH MASTERS”

LENA CHAMAMYAN FEAT. G?-KSEL BAKTAGİR ?-ZER ARKUN, TULUĞ TIRPAN TRIO

Thursday, 18 July, 21.30 – Imperial Garden of Yıldız Palace

“TEATIME AT THE SAVOY”

DEUTSCHE PHILHARMONIE MERCK FEAT. KEREM G?-RSEV

Tuesday, 16 July, 21.30 – Cemil Reşit Rey Concert Hall

L?’PEZ – NUSSA FAMILY PROJECT

Wednesday, 3 July, 22.00 – Feriye Restaurant, Ortaköy

ANTHONY STRONG

Thursday, 4 July, 21.00 – Consulate General of Austria, Austrian Cultural Office Garden

MELODY GARDOT

Friday, 5 July, 21.00 – Embassy of Germany Tarabya Summer Residance

THE SANLIKOL HYBRID JAZZ ORCHESTRA FEAT. ERKAN OĞUR

Friday, 5 July, 20.00 – Istanbul Technical University Maçka Campus Mustafa Kemal Lecture Hall

CHINA MOSES & RAPHAEL LEMONNIER / ANAT COHEN QUARTET

Tuesday, 13 July, 21.15 – Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum

STEFANO BOLLANI & HAMILTON DE HOLANDA DUO

Monday, 15 July,i 21.30 – Istanbul Archaeological Museum

CHANO DOMINGUEZ “FLAMENCO SKETCHES”

Wednesday, 17 July, 21.30 – Istanbul Archaeological Museum

TÜNEL FEAST

Tuesday, 6 July, 18.00-24.00 – Tünel, Beyoğlu

“A STRANGE PLACE FOR JAZZ”

KAIROS 4TET / BOJAN Z

Friday, 12 July, 21.15 – Rahmi M. Koç Museum

EUROPEAN JAZZ CLUB CONCERTS

Salon İKSV, 22.30

URAZ KIVANER QUINTET FEAT. MARCO TAMBURINI

Thursday, 4 July

EVRİM DEMİREL ENSEMBLE FEAT. DAVID KWEKSILBER

Wednesday, 10 July

OZAN MUSLUOĞLU TRIO FEAT. IVO NEAME

Thursday, 11 July

ŞENAY LAMBAOĞLU FEAT. MéDéRIC COLLIGNON

Friday, 12 July

LLOYD CHISHOLM SEXTET FEAT. LUIGI GRASSO AND NICOLAS DARY

Monday, 15 July

ECE G?-KSU ‘MASAL’ FEAT. GREGOIRE MARET

Wednesday, 17 July

”YOUNG JAZZ” CONCERTS

SURPRISE EVENTS AT

YAP ISTANBUL MODERN: YOUNG ARCHITECTS PROGRAM

FESTIVAL’S PARALLEL CONCERTS AT NARDIS AND ALT JAZZ CLUB

ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL TICKETS ON SALE ON FRIDAY, 26 APRIL

Tickets for the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival will be on sale on Friday, 26 April at 10.00. Festival tickets can be purchased through:

• BİLETİX sales channels,

• BİLETİX call centre +90 (0) 216 556 98 00

• www.biletix.com

• İKSV (Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası, Sadi Konuralp Cad. No:5 Şişhane-Istanbul / between 10.00-18.00 except Sunday)

• Garanti ATMs (valid for Alicia Keys concert only)

Ticket prices for the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival changes between 20 TL and 400 TL. Credit cards can be used for ticket purchase.

For further information on the Istanbul Jazz Festival visit Istanbul Jazz Festival

related questions: +90 (0) 212 334 07 13 and +90 (0) 212 334 07 28