The 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival

The 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival, 3-19 July 2012. A glamorous line-up with Keith Jarrett, Gary Peacock, Jack DeJohnette, Morrissey, Erykah Badu, Antony and the Johnsons, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Okay Temiz, Burhan Öçal, Hüsnü Şenlendirici, İmer Demirer, Bilal Karaman, Lyambiko, Ernest Ranglin, Monty Alexander, Caro Emerald, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Till Brönner, Lars Danielsson, The Dears, Gretchen Parlato, Ambrose Akinmusire, Bugge'n Friends, Ninety Miles, Magnus Öström, Dhafer Youssef, Phronesis, Eric Vloeimans and many more...

The 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Garanti Bank will be held between 3-19 July!

The 19th Istanbul Jazz Festival will again bring the star map of jazz to Istanbul in July with 50 concerts and nearly 300 local and international artists, in more than 20 different venues.

The highlight of this year's festival will be the world premiere of The Istanbul Project by Marcus Miller and friends, bringing together prominent Turkish musicians with world stars on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts.

Keith Jarrett, the most eminent jazz pianist alive, will perform in Istanbul for the first time since 1996 with Gary Peacock on the acoustic bass and Jack deJohnette on the drums.

The Tünel Feast, which presents a festival within the festival with its numerous concerts, workshops and events, will be held in the streets and various venues of Beyoğlu and Galata areas.

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