Night Out Concerts
17.00 | TAKESHI’S CASHEW: FLORIAN FEIT sax, flute, fujara, shakuhachi, bansuri, xaphoon, midi-sax | JASSIN B’SHARY electric guitar, bass | BENJAMIN ZSAK electric guitar, bass, bouzouki, synth | LUKAS ZETTL electric guitar, synth | SEBASTIAN ATRÉJU FIEDLER bongos, djembe, darbuka | TOBIAS BLESSING drums, electric drums
18.45 | MERT DEMİR vocal
20.15 | RIFF COHEN & OKAY TEMİZ “THE RITUAL”: RIFF COHEN vocal | OKAY TEMİZ percussion
22.15 | KOVACS: SHARON KOVACS vocal | DAVID HOOGERHEIDE keyboard | ESTELLE STIJKEL guitar | JAN DEKKER trumpet | JELLE HUIBERTS drums | KORNÉ TER STEEGE bass | JULIA EVERS back vocal
A traditional festival “Ritual”
Sharon Kovacs entered our lives in 2014 with her deep voice and layered music inspired by legends such as Etta James, Tina Turner, Betty Davis, Nina Simone, and Shirley Bassey. Her debut album, Shades of Black, charted in 36 countries, and her videos have been viewed tens of millions of times. Kovacs has performed at some of the biggest festivals in the UK and across Europe, including Glastonbury and Sziget, and has shared the stage with pop stars such as Robbie Williams.
At this year’s first meeting at Parkorman, before Kovacs’ dark and impressive vocals, the festival audience will witness a performance that salutes the past. Okay Temiz, a pioneer worldwide for his progressive vision in percussion who had also performed at the first Istanbul Jazz Festival, will share the stage with the incredible songwriter and composer Riff Cohen at an extraordinary premiere for the 30th anniversary of the festival.
Before this exciting concert, where Riff Cohen & Okay Temiz “The Ritual” project will be presented to the audience for the first time, the talented songwriter and composer Mert Demir, who has most recently gained recognition for his collaboration with Mabel Matiz on the song “Antidepresan” will take the stage. This Saturday, which will be like an entire festival, will open with Takeshi’s Cashew, the progressive jam band influenced by Anatolian funk, Krautrock, and Afrobeat genres.