Organized by the Istanbul Basis for Tradition and Arts (IKSV) for 23 years with the sponsorship of Garanti BBVA and with the assist of the Ministry of Tradition and Tourism, the Istanbul Jazz Competition will this yr join with music lovers in a brand new type Sept. 2-14. The 27th version, which was postponed because of the coronavirus, will host artists each at Istanbul’s favourite open-air venues and on its on-line platform.

The choice to carry the Istanbul Jazz Competition regardless of the difficult circumstances this yr was made to assist musicians and music business employees and to make sure the continuity of cultural occasions throughout this troublesome time. The live shows and on-line screenings underscore that cultural and inventive life is an indispensable a part of dwelling and that the reunion of artists and their viewers is geared toward encouraging inventive manufacturing.

The selection to maintain the competition going can be necessary for company sustainability within the discipline of tradition and the humanities, and the organizers need their viewers to take this event to assist each artists and music business laborers throughout this distinctive interval.

The Istanbul Jazz Competition’s open-air live shows will happen between Sept. 2 and Sept. 14 and it will likely be attainable to observe the performances on-line two days later with a ticket. Digital live shows might be accessible wherever on the planet for 45 days till Oct. 16.

The identify of the net platform and different particulars might be shared in a while the competition’s web site.

Make Mama Proud is inspired by garage, stoner, desert rock and blues in their musical productions. (Courtesy of IKSV)
Make Mama Proud is impressed by storage, stoner, desert rock and blues of their musical productions. (Courtesy of IKSV)

The “Showcase for Modern Music from Turkey” can even happen Sept. 7-9, its fourth time as a part of the competition. This system was launched to allow profitable musicians and ensembles from the native scene to achieve a wider viewers, and eight live shows might be held over the three-day interval. Together with common followers, managers of the world’s different main festivals can even observe alongside and so many worldwide music professionals, particularly in Europe, can have the chance to get to know bands from Turkey.

The 27th Istanbul Jazz Competition will grant Lifetime Achievement Awards to 2 necessary figures identified for his or her helpful contributions to jazz music in Turkey, esteemed musician Atakan Ünüvar, who adopted music as a way of life, and Barbaros Erköse, the world-renowned clarinetist. As a consequence of COVID-19 measures, this yr’s Lifetime Achievement Awards might be introduced with out ceremony, following well being guidelines.

Competition Program

The 27th Istanbul Jazz Competition has a busy schedule to supply stuffed with performances by proficient musicians. You could find a few of these live shows beneath or see a extra detailed model of this system on the competition’s web site.

Selen Gülün Quintet feat. Sibel Köse & Ece Göksu

A workforce of Turkey’s most acclaimed jazz musicians is inviting you to loosen up each your physique and soul throughout an open-air live performance. Every member of the quintet, led by Selen Gülün, is a star of their discipline. The group consists of Barış Doğan Yazıcı, Serhan Erkol, Kağan Yıldız and Ferit Odman. Furthermore, the workforce might be accompanied on stage by two different necessary figures, Sibel Köse and Ece Göksu, who’re among the many most necessary jazz vocalists in Turkey. Though social distancing might be noticed, this occasion will carry jazz followers nearer to at least one one other, and it’s a step towards traditionalizing the “Turkish Jazz Via Generations” evening that passed off two years in the past.

The Selen Gülün Quintet that includes Sibel Köse & Ece Göksu will carry out at Sultan Park throughout from Swissotel The Bosphorus in Beşiktaş at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 2.

Can Güngör

Whereas returning house from his studio within the night of a tragic day, Can Güngör requested himself, “I can’t die alone, will I?” whereupon he recorded the track “Yalnız Ölmek” (“Dying Alone”) that he had written and uploaded it to the web. Many variations of it have been made, and it was circulated by phrase of mouth.

The profession of Güngör, dubbed the “city bard” by critics, has progressed quickly. The musician launched his 15-track album this yr, attracting consideration along with his calm, exuberant and uncanny tones. “It embodies the trouble to achieve many various musical factors as songwriting, kind, association and orchestration,” he says about his album. He additionally shows this effort on stage, usually performing new variations of his songs at instances. You’ll be able to hearken to the tales of the “city bard” within the out of doors backyard of the Swissotel The Bosphorus at 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 3.

Baba Zula, Make Mama Proud

You can’t guess the place issues will lead once they get on stage. We’re speaking about BaBa Zula, whose performances uniquely mirror Turkish tradition with their music, posture and costumes. Throughout their live shows, for instance, Ümit Adakale drums a darbuka, and Levent Akman performs spoons as Murat Ertel lifts his saz to the sky and sings, whereas Periklis Tsoukalas strums an oud on his knees. That’s what makes their present so particular: They’ve enjoyable first.

The band of 20 years will add coloration to the competition with their repertoire of favourite tracks from their newest launch “Derin Derin” (“Deeply”) and former albums. The competition viewers ought to be aware that the group has not carried out for a very long time, so its power and pleasure might be very excessive!

One other workforce to participate within the evening is Make Mama Proud, who describes their scene as “digging, shoveling and wrecking.” Impressed by storage, stoner, desert rock and blues, the band’s musical vary is intensive. Baba Zula and Make Mama Proud might be performing as a part of the “Showcase for Modern Music from Turkey” at Feriye in Beşiktaş at eight p.m. on Sept. 7.

MANOUCHE A LA TURCA, led by Bilal Karaman, will be on stage on Sept. 11 with French Gypsy jazz melodies. (Courtesy of IKSV)
MANOUCHE A LA TURCA, led by Bilal Karaman, might be on stage on Sept. 11 with French Gypsy jazz melodies. (Courtesy of IKSV)

Islandman, Tuğçe Şenoğul, Guguo

This yr’s closing evening of “Showcase for Modern Music from Turkey” is devoted to home digital timbres. The scene at Feriye, resting its again on the Bosporus, is entrusted to Guguou, Tuğçe Şenoğul and Islandman. Guguou, who started his musical life in 2017 when he was invited to Sao Paulo Biennale by artist Güneş Terkol, enriches common sounds with digital tones.

Tuğçe Şenoğul, who began her profession with the bands “Seni Görmem İmkânsız” and “Kahinar,” starring darkish synths, is one other visitor of the evening. In her solo profession, she combines the darkish melodies she inherited from her earlier bands with authentic lyrics and highly effective vocals.

The evening will finish with musician and producer Tolga Böyük’s impartial challenge “Islandman.” Having confirmed their expertise in dance music and opening as much as the world with their first single “Ağıt” (“Mourning”), the ensemble combines shamanic sounds with digital. The efficiency is scheduled for six:30 p.m. on Sept. 9, at Feriye.


MANOUCHE A LA TURCA, led by Bilal Karaman, the most effective guitarists and composers of his era, might be on stage at this colourful live performance. The ensemble blends French Gypsy jazz with acquainted melodies and is very appreciated. Karaman might be accompanied on stage by Muhammed Yıldırır, who was named the globe’s quickest violinist by Guinness World Information, along with Ramazan Sesler, a clarinet grasp like his father, Özgün Bora, who has produced many distinctive works in various genres, and Baran Say, a favourite of festivals for his acoustic and double bass expertise.

The live performance will begin with neoclassical composer and pianist Büşra Kayıkçı and the viewers really feel the multidisciplinary work habits she discovered as an inside architect with melodies from her piano. The evening will begin calmly and finish with rapturous sounds on the Istanbul Open-Air Efficiency Heart within the Kuruçeşme neighborhood at eight p.m. on Sept. 11.

Pianist Büşra Kayıkçı will perform before MANOUCHE A LA TURCA's concert at Istanbul Open-Air Performance Center on Sept. 11. (Courtesy of Büşra Kayıkçı)
Pianist Büşra Kayıkçı will carry out earlier than MANOUCHE A LA TURCA’s live performance at Istanbul Open-Air Efficiency Heart on Sept. 11. (Courtesy of Büşra Kayıkçı)

Jülide Özçelik, Bilge Günaydın Quintet

Jülide Özçelik, a musician who has by no means damaged away from the sounds of the lands she grew up in however presents these melodies in common requirements, might be on stage together with her album “Nefes” (“Breath”), which she describes as “a spot the place folks will discover peace and relax.” Özçelik might be performing folks songs together with her personal distinctive type and might be accompanied by Cem Tuncer, Ediz Hafızoğlu, Efecan Tuncer and Ercüment Orkut, common artists of the native music scene.

One other visitor of the evening is pianist Bilge Günaydın, who gives a vibrant journey to music lovers together with her personal compositions and preparations. In honor of her debut album, “Daydreams,” the pianist will take listeners away from the quick circulation of life and open the doorways of her subjective world by means of melodies. The musical journey will begin on the Esma Sultan Mansion within the Ortaköy neighborhood at eight p.m. on Sept. 14.

Younger Jazz live shows

For the 18th time, Younger Jazz live shows might be held as a part of the Istanbul Jazz Competition. Musicians chosen from group and solo initiatives from an evaluation held at Salon IKSV on July 11 and July 12 are Afroloji, An Quartet, Büşra Kayıkçı, Deli Bakkal, Saynur Eren Quartet and Udgang Trio. The chosen ensembles and solo artists will meet audiences at numerous public inexperienced areas in Istanbul as a part of the “Jazz in Parks” performances of the competition. An in depth program of the Younger Jazz live shows might be disclosed quickly.

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