The Heart Of Istanbul Beats To Jazz

THE 18TH ISTANBUL JAZZ FESTIVAL IS QUICKENING HEARTBEATS. HOSTING PAUL SIMON AND JOSS STONE IS NO SMALL THING.

Held this year for the 18th time, the Istanbul Jazz Festival kicked off the evening of June 30 at The Marmara Esma Sultan and will run till July 17, extensions excluded.

The first of its eagerly awaited guests is Paul Simon, coming to Istanbul for the first on a European tour to promote his new solo album, So Beautiful or So What. The concert is at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater the evening of July 19.

English soul and R&B singer, lyrics writer and actor Joss Stone is another jazz great who is performing in Istanbul for the first time. This artist, who will take the stage at santralistanbul Kıyı Amfi the evening of July 28, attracted attention in 2001 when he sang the Donna Summer classic On the Radio in a talent show at age 13.

A world premiere
Each one an event in his own right, three more big names, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter and Marcus Miller, will appear together at Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater the evening of July 7. The trio, all of whom worked with Miles Davis at different points in their careers, are holding the world premiere of their joint Tribute to Miles Davis project in Istanbul on the 20th anniversary of the legendary trumpeter’s death.


VENUES
Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater, Istanbul Archaeological Museum, Haghia Eirene Museum, Istanbul Modern, İstinyePark, Salon, The Marmara Esma Sultan, Tersane Sahnesi, and santralistanbul Kıyı Amfi.