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The city radiates with jazz in July

The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will radiate the city in jazzy lights with over 35 concerts featuring more than 250 musicians both from Turkey and abroad, including 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.

22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival press meeting

The programme of the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival was announced at a press meeting at the Mixo Restaurant & Bar at İKSV’s Official Accommodation Sponsor Martı Istanbul Hotel on Tuesday evening, 24 March. İKSV General Director Görgün Taner and Garanti Bank Executive Vice President Nafiz Karadere delivered keynote addresses in the event, while Istanbul Jazz Festival Director Pelin Opcin introduced the programme.

Garanti Bank Executive Vice President Nafiz Karadere spoke: “We are happy to be with you as we celebrate the 22nd year of the Istanbul Jazz Festival, which allows jazz to reach and embrace all parts of the society. For the last 18 years, we have been giving support to the İKSV’s long-time endeavour in the festival with our Garanti Jazz Green. Our wish is to make jazz music touch everybody’s hearts as it touches ours. I would like to extend our cordial gratitude first of all to Bülent Eczacıbaşı, Görgün Taner, and Pelin Opcin, along with the entire İKSV team, for their efforts of so many years in bringing the legendary musicians of jazz to our city.”

Istanbul Jazz Festival Director Pelin Opcin informed the guests about the festival programme and events. She gave special mention to the “Jazz at Parks” event, which had drawn much interest from the public last year, and announced this year’s venue as the Fenerbahçe Park in the Asian side. She also said that events like young discoveries, Northern Lights, “Night Out” in Kadıköy, and the club sessions parallel to the festival would help spreading the festival more among young people and across the city. Pelin Opcin then shared special messages from Marcus Miller and
Jools Holland for the festival audiences, expressing their excitement in coming to the festival over video message.

Some of the well-known figures of the Turkish jazz stage were present at the press meeting, where Yahya Dai gave a short performance of his one-man project “B Plan”.

Jazzy Light beams through the city

Embassy of Germany Tarabya Summer Residence, Austrian Consulate General / Austrian Cultural Office Garden, Hagia Eirene Museum, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre, Eşref Denizhan Amphitheatre (ENKA), Fenerbahçe Park and Fenerbahçe Khalkedon, Feriye Restaurant, Istanbul High School, KüçükÇiftlik Park, Sabancı University Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Sepetçiler Pavilion, and Salon İKSV are among the venues of the festival.

The free events in the festival will carry the atmosphere of jazz into the parks and streets. The public spaces throughout the city, from the Fenerbahçe Park with the “Jazz at Parks” to Kadıköy with the “Night Out”, will reverberate with the energy of jazz music. All events in detail can be found on the festival website: caz.iksv.org/en

“Jazz at Parks”: Saturday, 4 July 17:00, Fenerbahçe Park and Fenerbahçe Khalkedon

The Istanbulite will enjoy a true public festivity with this year’s “Jazz at Parks” event, where up-and-coming young jazz musicians from Turkey will get together with bands and jazz orchestras on stages located in the Fenerbahçe Park and Fenerbahçe Khalkedon. The free event will kick off on Saturday, July 4.

The locomotive of this event and a favourite of the festival will be The Soul Rebels Brass Band,
the eight-man band from New Orleans which is acclaimed for its perfect blending of jazz, funk, soul, hip-hop, rock, and pop music. A welcome guest at the Montreux, Vienna, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, the Gettysburgh College Jazz Ensemble will also be on the “Jazz at Parks” stage.

The “Young Jazz” series, which has integrated nearly 60 young bands into the festival over the past 12 years, continues to support young jazz musicians of under 30 who have not yet launched on a professional career. The application deadline for the “Young Jazz” series is 24 April and after the evaluation concert to be held at Salon İKSV on Sunday, 10 May, four bands will get the chance to perform in the “Jazz at Parks”.

“Night Out”: Wednesday, 8 July, Kadıköy - Moda - Yeldeğirmeni

The Istanbul Jazz Festival debuts a new feature in its 22nd edition: The “Night Out” will sprinkle the magical spirit of musical festivity on Kadıköy. Alternative/indie musicians and young jazz musicians from Turkey will be featuring at various concert venues, workshops, and home studios of musicians in the neighbourhood of Kadıköy, Moda, and Yeldeğirmeni for a series of events. The “Night Out” will be on Wednesday, July 8, and its full line up will be announced at a later date, the programme will include such names as the winner of 2014 Nardis Jazz Vocal Competition, Su İdil.

Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Emin Fındıkoğlu kicks off the 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival

The 22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival will open with Emin Fındıkoğlu’s new project the
Emin Fındıkoğlu+12, which will also premiere some of his new works, in the garden of the Austrian Cultural Office in Yeniköy on Saturday, 27 June at 21.00. The doyen jazz musician, pianist and composer Emin Fındıkoğlu will also receive the festival’s Lifetime Achievement Award this year. The opening night will also present the much acclaimed R&B vocalist Bora Uzel with his project specially tailored for the festival. Limited number of tickets will be on sale for the opening night on Biletix and İKSV box office.

The 75 year-old jazz musician, arranger, and composer Emin Fındıkoğlu started studying music with Arif Mardin after high school, upon the recommendation of Cüneyt Sermet. He then became a scholarship student at the Berklee School of Music. Fındıkoğlu opened a jazz club named The Rhythm Section in Istanbul in 1970 and the bands he founded together with Onno Tunç in the 70’s contributed significantly in the Turkish jazz music. He realised the projects, Euphony (1986) and Detant (1999) with Tuna Ötenel. He initiated the International Bilsak Jazz Festival in 1985. He has been teaching in MIAM for the last 10 years. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Emin Fındıkoğlu before the opening concert.

22nd Istanbul Jazz Festival Programme

• The Festival Hosts Young Jazz Prodigy Tigran Hamasyan in Two Projects
Tuesday, 30 June, 21:00, Hagia Eirene Museum
Wednesday, 1 July, 19:00, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall

Young musical prodigy Tigran Hamasyan, born in Armenia in 1987, will be at the festival with two special concerts. Hamasyan started the piano when he was three and won the piano competitions of both the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Thelonious Monk Institiute when he was 18, the same age when he released his debut album World Passion. Then in 2011, he won the Victoires de la Musique, which is considered to be the French Grammy’s, with his album A Fable. The Guardian describes him as, “a multi-stylistic jazz virtuoso and a groove-powered hitmaker simultaneously.” Herbie Hancock has already told him, “You are my teacher now!” and Hancock is not alone in his admiration of the young musician, but rather joined by others like Brad Mehldau and Chick Corea.

On Tuesday, 30 June, Tigran Hamasyan will render traditional Armenian music at the Hagia Eirene Museum, where he will be joined by the Yerevan State Chamber Music Choir, directed by
Harutyun Topikyan, for his chamber choir project Luys i Luso. This project will be performed at a hundred different churches around the world and its album will be released under the title of ECM in September.

Hamasyan will meet jazz-lovers a second time the next evening and this time it will be for a lilting and melodic concert with his trio at the Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall. Resembling indie-rock musicians for his energy on stage, Hamasyan will be joined by Sam Minaie on the bass and Arthur Hnatek on the drums. Hamasyan’s second concert will feature pieces from his latest album Mockroot, which was released in February.

• Joan Baez at the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre Again After 11 Years
Wednesday, 1 July, 21:30, Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre

The legendary folk musician Joan Baez has already left half a century behind in her music career with more than 30 albums, acclaimed as one of the leading female vocals in popular music also known for her activism. Joan Baez will be in Istanbul again after 11 years within the scope of the festival and she will be singing her unforgettable ballads like Diamonds & Rust, Donna Donna, Queen of Hearts, along with other classics like House of the Rising Sun, Let it Be, and Forever Young at the Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre on Wednesday,1 July at 21:30.

Joan Baez’s protest standing, which she has kept since the 60’s, won her a place among the symbols of the 68 generation and made her one of the headliners in Woodstock in 1969. Her songs have been sung as marches in student movements ever since. A pioneering symbol in folk music, Baez was awarded with the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 and celebrated the 55th year of her career in 2013. She was last at the Amphitheatre in 2004, as a guest of the 11th Istanbul Jazz Festival.

• Marcus Miller’s Musical Excursion through Africa to America, “Afrodeezia”
Thursday, 2 July, 21:00, Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre

The bass genius Marcus Miller, well-known to the Turkish audiences for his impressive technique and brilliant albums, is back at the festival with his latest project Afrodeezia, which will also be released as his 10th album in April. Inspired by the route the black music has followed, Marcus Miller will now return to the roots of his legacy and together with his new band take his audience on a musical excursion through jazz to Latin music, afro-beat, and to reggae at the Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre.

A regular guest at the Istanbul Jazz Festival, Marcus Miller has worked with many distinguished musicians in his career spanning over 30 years, including Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack, and David Sanborn, along with his childhood idol Miles Davis, and has played the bass guitar in more than 400 albums for musicians like Joe Sample, McCoy Tyner, Bill Withers, Elton John, Bryan Ferry, Jay Z, and LL Cool J. A multiple Grammy-winner, Marcus Miller was designated UNESCO Artist for Peace in 2013 and was appointed spokesman for UNESCO’s project against slavery, “Slave Route”.

• “Nettwork” Night with Bass Virtuoso Charnett Moffett
Friday, 3 July, 21:00, Sakıp Sabancı Museum

Charnett Moffett, a true bass legend who has played with many other legends such as
Wynton Marsalis, McCoy Tyner, and Ornette Coleman and has featured in 200 recordings, will be at the festival with an all-star band. Moffett will make his Istanbul debut at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum on Friday, 3 July with his latest project Nettwork that brings together the virtuosos he has been in close contact throughout his career.

In the Nettwork night, Charnett Moffett will be joined by the guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan, a 4-time Grammy nominee and the inventor of the tapping technique that uses both hands, pianist
Cyrus Chestnut, renowned for combining contemporary and traditional jazz with genres like gospel, Latin, and samba, and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts, the only musician to have featured in all the Grammy-winning recordings of both Wynton and Branford Marsalis and whose performances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno has garnered a great following.

• A Night with Songwriter and Singer Melody Gardot
Monday, 6 July, 19:30, Sepetçiler Pavilion

After her captivating performance that left the audience in awe of her at the 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival in 2013, Melody Gardot returns to the festival to sing her latest songs in her elegant yet powerful and very authentic voice. One of Poland’s best jazz musicians, Wojtek Mazolewski and his quintet will be on stage as the opening act of this concert at the Sepetçiler Pavilion on the night of Monday, 6 July.

Born in the United States in 1985, Gardot started the piano at the age of 9. Her debut album Worrisome Heart (2006) blended jazz and blues and her second album My One and Only Thrill (2009) that combined Latin rhythms with blues tunes was nominated for the Grammy. Her next album The Absence (2012) was met with great acclaim in Europe, as well as entering the American Jazz Albums list right from number one. Melody Gardot’s voice that reflects a spectrum of musical colours, with a feel of jazz and blues along with country and folk, and her exquisite interpretation that has given life to her many hits like Baby I’m a Fool, Your Heart is as Black as Night, and If the Stars were Mine have gained her world-wide reputation. Gardot will release her new album in June.

• Jools Holland, Star of BBC2’s Cult Show, with his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra featuring Marc Almond at the Amphitheatre
Tuesday, 7 July, 21:00, Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre

Pianist Jools Holland who has garnered a great following by his cult show Later… with
Jools Holland on BBC2 will make his Istanbul debut with his extensive ensemble of 20 musicians. Singer and songwriter Marc Almond will guest star to perform with Jools Holland & His Rhythm and Blues Orchestra at the Cemil Topuzlu Amphitheatre on Tuesday, 7 July.

A true music aficionado since childhood, Jools Holland first joined a pop music band named Squeese, which was influenced by the 70’s new wave, and played a great part in the band’s million-selling hits. He left the band in 1981 to launch a solo career; his great breakthrough came in 1992 with the music programme Later… with Jools Holland on BBC2. Jools Holland worked with such distinguished vocals as Imelda May, Joss Stone, Amy Whinehouse, and Emeli Sande in his latest album Sirens of Song. His festival performance promises an upbeat musical journey that passes through jazz, R&B, soul, gospel, and funk classics, as well as his own works. Irish singer Imelda May, who has revived the genre of rockabilly, will take to the stage before Jools Holland and his orchestra to bring the verve of Dublin streets to the concert.

• Jazz Pianist Roberto Fonseca of the Buena Vista Social Club’s World Tour Meets Malian Fatoumata Diwara who rose to international stardom with her 2013 Glastonbury performance
Wednesday, 8 July, 21:45, Feriye Restaurant

Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca who tours the world with the Buena Vista Social Club will get together with Malian musician and singer Fatoumata Diwara who has worked with numerous musicians, including Damon Albarn, Herbie Hancock, Amadou and Mariam, Paul McCartney, and Roots, for a warm and rhythmic Afro-Latin music night at the Feriye Restaurant on Wednesday, 8 July.

Roberto Fonseca started the piano at the age of eight and made his first major appearance at the Havana International Jazz Festival when he was only 15. He joined Ibrahim Ferrer’s orchestra in 2001 and played in more than 400 concerts throughout the world, performing with such leading musicians as Ruben Gonzales, Cachaito, Guajiro Mirabal, among many others. Musician and dancer
Fatoumata Diwara made her name with the films La Genese (1999) and Sia, le reve du python (2001); then took part in the musical Kirikou et Karaba with the world-renowned street theatre company Royal de Luxe. She released her debut album, the EP titled Fatau and Kanou that showcased her skills in percussion, guitar and vocals, in 2011 and gave an unforgettable performance at the Glastonbury Festival in 2013.

• This Year’s “Encounters with Masters” reaches from Iran all the way to Norway: Mahsa Vahdat, Tord Gustavsen, and Fahrettin Yarkın meet on the same stage
Thursday, 9 July, 19:30, Garden of Istanbul High School

The “Encounters with Masters” series have been bringing world-renowned musicians whose inspiration comes from Turkish music among other resources together with virtuosos from Turkey, with a view to producing new and original projects, since 2006. This year’s “Encounters with Masters” that will take place in the garden of the Istanbul High School on Thursday, 9 July will feature Iranian musician Mahsa Vahdat, Norwegian pianist Tord Gustavsen, and Istanbulite percussionist
Fahrettin Yarkın.

A contemporary interpreter of traditional Iranian music and an ardent advocate of freedom of speech, Tehran-born Mahsa Vahdat started taking music and singing lessons in her early ages. Despite the ban on women’s singing of the period, she released the album Songs from the Persian Garden with her sister and received great critical acclaim. She has performed in festivals across the world with many renowned musicians. A distinguished representative of Norwegian jazz, pianist and composer Tord Gustavsen performed in joint projects with musicians like Silje Nergaard and Kristin Asbjørnsen, before he went on to realise his own projects like the Tord Gustavsen Trio, Tord Gustavsen Ensemble, and Tord Gustavsen Quartet. Fahrettin Arkın’s performance, together with his ensemble, in the Lyrical History Show, which was staged at the Topkapı Palace in 2005, was a great success.
Arkın pursues an international career with concerts, lessons, and seminars across the world, while also working on his book that focuses on rhythms in Turkish music.

The American trumpeter of Iranian origins, Amir El Saffar will take to the stage at 19:30, right before the “Encounters with Masters” concert. El Saffar combined Arabic modal music with jazz improvisation in his debut album Two Rivers (2006), which was met with great acclaim. He has since released three more studio albums and has performed with renowned musicians such as Randy Brecker and
Cecil Taylor.

• A Strange Place for Jazz: The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman
Friday, 10 July, 19:30, Eşref Denizhan Amphitheatre (ENKA)

Known for its creative and entertaining renditions, the avant-garde jazz trio The Bad Plus joins forces with one of the most charismatic saxophone virtuosos of our day, Joshua Redman. The opening act of this concert at the Eşref Denizhan Amphitheatre (ENKA) on the night of Friday, 10 July will be French accordionist Vincent Peirani, who is regarded as one of the rising stars of European jazz, together with his quintet.

The American jazz band The Bad Plus made its first appearance in 1989 as a trio with
Reid Anderson on the acoustic bass, Ethan Iverson on the piano, and David King on the drums. Their debut album bearing the trio’s name was released in 2001 and was followed by four more, which featured Abba, Blondie, Nirvana, Neil Young, and Ornette Coleman songs performed in the trio’s distinctive style that has a certain feel of rock and pop music. Charismatic jazziest and saxophonist Joshua Redman released his debut album in his own name in 1993. Many leading musicians he collaborates with include Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, and Kurt Rosenwinkel. And now Joshua Redman will take his special collaboration with The Bad Plus to Istanbul within the scope of the festival.

• Jazz Heat vs. Northern Lights: Sly & Robbie meet Nils Petter Molvaær
Saturday, 11 July, 19:00, KüçükÇiftlik Park

The leading bass and drums duo in Reggae music with 200 thousand albums so far to their credit, either as producer or performer, Sly & Robbie will get together with Norwegian jazz trumpet virtuoso Nils Petter Molvaær at the festival for an exceptional concert. Jamaican groove masters who are recognised as one of the world’s best bass and drums duos, Grammy-winning drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare are known for their collaborations with many international stars like Grace Jones and Mick Jagger and for bringing their authentic groove approach to every project they participate in. The duo will be joined by one of Norway’s leading figures in electro-jazz, Nils Petter Molvaær and the band will be complemented with an active figure from Norway’s jazz scene, guitarist Eivind Aarset and an electronic music genius Vladislav Delay. This project, specifically tailored for the summer of 2015, will get all the musicians together on stage for the first time and will take the audience on a delightful journey from jazz to dub and from electronic music to world music.
The opening act of the concert to be held on Saturday, 11 July at KüçükÇiftlik Park will feature Korhan Futacı and Kara Orchestra, portraying Istanbul’s chaos and telling the musical story of insanity in their own style. Follow us on the festival web site and social media to find out about surprise names to take part in the “Northern Lights” event.

• A Quartet of Super-Stars: Chris Potter, Dave Holland, Lionel Loueke, Eric Harland
Monday, 13 July, 21:00, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall

This concert brings the stars of jazz on stage together: Chris Potter on the saxophone, Dave Holland on the bass, Lionel Loueke on the guitar, and Eric Harland on the drums. Chris Potter is very well known as the leader of various accomplished jazz bands like the Underground; Dave Holland is the recipient of numerous awards including the Grammy for his recent quartet and big band projects and he has played with some of the greatest names in jazz music such as Bill Evans and Miles Davis; Lionel Loueke is a Blue Note recording artist; and Eric Harland is one of the most active figures on the jazz scene lately, performing regularly with Charles Lloyd and Stefan Harris, among others. This concert promises a totally fulfilling, truly unique experience to jazz-lovers.

European Jazz Club Nights at Salon İKSV

The European Jazz Club series that bring accomplished figures of the Turkish jazz scene together with European virtuosos, thus creating a jam-session atmosphere with musicians otherwise unlikely to come together, continues to present all new projects at Salon İKSV in the 9th edition. The series will spread through the course of the Istanbul Jazz Festival.

WeeD feat. ERNST REIJSEGER, Tuesday 30 July, 21:30
Şenol Küçükyıldırım’s band WeeD, with Çağlayan Yıldız and Şevket Akıncı on the guitar and
Murat Çopur on the bass guitar, strolls on the borders of sounds in search of the yet undiscovered. Şenol Küçükyıldırım has performed and gave premieres with the iconic John Cage at the Harvard University and other destinations in America. In this concert, the WeeD will feature Dutch cellist
Ernst Reijseger, a virtuoso renowned for his creative use of the cello in many genres and styles, from classic to modern and to the scores of Werner Herzog films.

DAVE ALLEN BAND feat. MICHAEL GRIENER, Wednesday 8 July, 21:30
Renowned for his impressive technique and powerful tunes, guitarist Dave Allen enjoys an international career spanning not only the United States, but also Europe and Asia, where he collaborates with many jazz musicians, including David Liebman, Mark Turner, Jeff Ballard, and Marcus Gilmore. Dave Allen has been living in Turkey for many years now and at Salon İKSV, he will take to the stage with his band and German jazz musician Michael Griener.

BAŞAK YAVUZ BAND feat. VINCENT PEIRANI, Thursday 9 July, 21:30
Jazz vocalist Başak Yavuz, familiar to the Istanbul Jazz Festival stage as well as to jazz clubs in New York, Montreal, and Istanbul, will perform with her band comprising Tamer Temel, Adem Gülşen, Alper Yılmaz, and Erdem Göymen, and they will be joined by French accordionist Vincent Peirani. Peirani will also be the opening act in The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman concert at the ENKA Eşref Denizhan Amphitheatre on Friday, 10 July.

BURAK BEDİKYAN EUROPEAN QUARTET, Tuesday 14 July, 21.30
Pianist Burak Bedikyan, who is in high demand as a “sideman” in Turkey, and his quartet get together with Andy Middleton, who is regarded as one of the most prolific saxophonists of his generation, double-bassist Johannes Strasser, who is very popular in jazz circles for his creative improvisations, and drummer Joris Dudli, who was a long-time member of the Art Farmer Quintet.

EDİZ HAFIZOĞLU NAZDRAVE
Ediz Hafızoğlu works primarily with jazz musicians, along with many others from a wide variety of genres. His album Nazdrave, released in late 2014, has drawn much attention for the collaborations he had with musicians such as Ülkü Aybala Sunat, Elif Çağlar, Kolektif Istanbul, Korhan Futacı and Kara Orchestra, and Alp Ersönmez. The details of Ediz Hafızoğlu’s concert can be found on the festival website soon. 

GÜÇ BAŞAR GÜLLE
Güç Başar Gülle is renowned for his profound knowledge in Ottoman-Turkish music as well as in classical-jazz music that manifests itself in his genuine musical language and highly creative projects. His debut album İki Renk was released in 2010. His second album Bensiz, released in 2013, differed from the first in its musical conception. Also a leading researcher in his field, Gülle teaches in distinguished schools throughout the world. Güç Başar Gülle’s band with Volkan Hürsever along other musicians will also feature a guest artist for this occasion. The guest artist as well as the date and time of the concert can be found on the festival website soon.

Surprise Names In The Final Week Of The Festival

The festival's final week will become even more colourful with the addition of concerts to be announced soon. The festival is in preparation of a spectacular concert to celebrate the centenary of Frank Sinatra’s birth in 2015. Details of the line up and date of this very special concert that will take place at the Embassy of Germany Tarabya Summer Residence will be announced very soon.

Another treat of the final days of this year's festival will be the Australian band Hiatus Kaiyote, which was nominated for a Grammy in 2013 with the song Nakamarra. The band earned great success with its debut album Tawk Tomahawk in 2012 and its second album Choose Your Weapon is due for May 2015. The date and venue for Hiatus Kaiyote concert will soon be announced.

Fringe Programmes at Clubs: Nardis, Nublu, and Roxy

One of Istanbul’s major jazz destinations, Nublu and one of the longest-standing live performance venues in the city, Roxy, as well as the popular jazz club Nardis Jazz Club will open their stages to the Istanbul Jazz Festival, joining in the festival excitement. Programme and ticket information of the concerts that will take place in Nardis, Nublu, and Roxy throughout the month of July can be found on their websites: nardisjazz.com, nubluistanbul.net, roxy.com.tr

Festival Magazine and Festival Album

The Festival Magazine to be released in June will cover detailed information on the festival programme, as well as articles by musicians and writers from Turkey. A co-production of the Istanbul Jazz Festival and EMI Turkey to be released in June, the festival CD will feature a selection of works by the stars who will visit the festival this year.