International Istanbul Jazz Festival (Uluslararası İstanbul Caz Festivali)

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Country and Region TurkeyIstanbul Province
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Istanbul, Istanbul Province, Turkey
Festival Contact Information

İstanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts
Nejat Eczacıbaşı Binası
Sadi Konuralp Caddesi 5
Şişhane 34433 İstanbul
Fax: +90 212 334 07 08
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Festival Description

The International İstanbul Jazz Festival began in 1984 as part of İstanbul Festival. Jazz gems have included: Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Stan Getz, Ornette Coleman and a host of other great musicians. Since 1994, the International Jazz Festival has been a singular event hosting not only jazz but also rock, pop, blues, reggae and new age concerts, among others. The concerts simply overflow the venues and spill out into the streets, encouraging one to question the boundary between music producer and consumer. The International İstanbul Jazz Festival is a founding member of the International Union of Jazz Festivals.

Festival Dates July 2 - 18, 2013
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Festival Events:

Lineup 2013:
  • Alicia Keys
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater & Ramsey Lewis
  • Lopez - Nussa Family Project
  • Anthony Armstrong
  • Uraz Kivaner 5tet featuring Marco Tamburini
  • To Be Continued Brass Band
  • Melody Gardot
  • Tunel Konserleri
  • David Sanborn and Bob James featuring Steve Gadd and James Genus Quartette Humaine
  • E.S.T. Symphony
  • Evrim Demirel Ensemble featuring David Kweksilber
  • Ozan Musluoglu Trio featuring Ivo Neame
  • Caz Icin Thhaf Bir Yer Kairos 4tet
  • Bojan Z
  • Senay Lambaoglu featuring Mederic Collignon
  • China Moses & Raphael Lemonnier
  • Anat Cohen 4tet
  • and many more…


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