Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey culminates in the presentation of SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award to two most outstanding performers. The award involves financial support for their upcoming international tours.
Istanbul Jazz Festival inaugurated a new project in its 24th edition to support successful contemporary music acts from Turkey in their international ventures. Aligned with the festival’s mission of expanding intercultural dialogue, Vitrin – Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey introduced 30 artists and ensembles from Turkey to 28 international delegates and journalists from various countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and Azerbaijan over the course of several festival concerts. Among the 30 artists and ensembles, two bands were selected by the international delegates to receive further encouragement with SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award.
Gevende and Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra received the SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award
Among the 24th edition’s performers at Vitrin, two successful bands of the contemporary music scene in Turkey, Gevende and Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra were presented with SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award. Both bands received a 2,500 Euros of support for their international tours planned for the next year.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Garanti Bank, the 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival was held between 4-21 July 2017.