More than 250 musicians to perform at Istanbul Jazz Festival this summer

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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The organizers of Istanbul Jazz Festival announced that more than 250 musicians both from Turkey and abroad will perform in this year’s event which is taking place from 27 June to 15 July 2015 under the sponsorship of Garanti Bank. The festival will once more host the pre-eminent figures of jazz, as well as the stars of contemporary music in Istanbul.

The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will radiate the city in jazzy lights with over 35 concerts featuring some of the most authentic voices in folk, blues, and jazz such as Joan Baez, Jools Holland, Marcus Miller, Melody Gardot, and Tigran Hamasyan at more than 15 different venues. Jazz music will resonate across the city, from the most unconventional places to the more common destinations. This year, the festival will take “Jazz at Parks” to the Fenerbahçe Park and along with the “Night Out” in Kadıköy, this year’s events will be extending to the Asian side.

With Garanti Bank as the Festival Sponsor, the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival benefits the support of many institutions. Performance sponsors include Akasya Acıbadem, Matraş, Pirelli, DHL, and JOTUN. This year, the festival is organised with the kind contribution of Coca-Cola and Mastercard.

Adam Mickiewicz Institute, USA Embassy, Austrian Cultural Office, Australian Embassy, French Cultural Centre, Goethe Institute, and the Royal Netherlands Embassy are further collaborating in various concerts.

The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival is also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality, and Beyoğlu Municipality.

The automotive sponsor of the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival is Volvo Car Turkey.

İKSV’s all festivals are supported by its Leading Sponsor Eczacıbaşı Holding, Official Communication Sponsor Vodafone, Official Carrier DHL, Official Accommodation Sponsor Martı Istanbul Hotel, and Service Sponsors Zurich Insurance, GFK, Memorial Health Group, PDR Group, directComm Marketing Group, and AGC.

The publicity campaign of the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival was prepared by Alametifarika.

The tickets for the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will be on sale as of 10.00 on Saturday 11 April, through Biletix sales channels and at the İKSV main box office (everyday between 10:00 and 18:00, except Sundays). The purchases at the main box office are not charged with an extra service fee. There will be student tickets on sale for every concert.

Tulip Card holders enjoy the pre-sale privilege and special discounts up to 25% on the festival tickets. Pre-sales will be on 6-7 April for Black and White Tulip Card members and on 8-9-10 April for Red and Yellow Tulip Card members.

You can access the festival programme from the official festival website

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