April 29, 2012

Istanbul Jazz Festival Program Announced

The 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival will again bring the stars of jazz to Istanbul in July with 50 concerts and more than 300 local and international artists.

The festival will expand across the city this year with more than 20 different venues. While still including concerts at classic venues such as the Cemil Topuzlu Open-Air Theatre, the Istanbul Archaeology Museum, Istanbul Modern, Salon İKSV and the Marmara Esma Sultan, as well as santralistanbul, one last year’s favorite venues, the Haliç Congress Center and Sabancı University’s Sakıp Sabancı Museum will be used as jazz festival venues for the first time.

The program for the 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival was announced at a press conference held at SALT Galata. Speaking at the conference, İKSV Chairman Bülent Eczacıbaşı said: “The festival in its 19th year has undertaken a mission that extends beyond hosting significant representatives of contemporary music from all over the world in Istanbul. The festival brings artists from different traditions and different countries together for concerts in which they will perform original music, and it also supports the improvement of young jazz musicians.” 

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