Istanbul for jazz enthusiasts

123345168_2151c9b598The dates are still to be verified however the period is definitely July 2008 for the International Istanbul Jazz Festival where you can be sure the program will certainly be one of the most interesting and fascinating as the guests have actually constantly been of international significance. Names such as Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Stan Getz, Ornette Coleman, Youssou N’Dour throughout the years have played and amused crowds of music lovers in Turkish starry and memorable nights.

This year the Istanbul Jazz Festival commemorates the 15th anniversary and as every year the celebration will certainly award a ‘Lifetime Achievement Award to among the old jazz masters for their contribution to the world of music. For these reasons the festival has a wide resonance drawing in big crowds of jazz lovers from Turkey and the rest of the world for a jam-packed two-week program of jazz shows occurring in different locations around the city. The specific dates are really close! From 2-16 July 2008 these are the names on the stages: Caetano Veloso (10 July); Herbie Hankcock (2 July); Al Jarreau (16 July); Lenny Kravitz (30 July); Paolo Fresu and his trumpet on 5 July and so on! Tickets range from 30 YTL for students to 80 YTL (from about 15 euros to 45 euros). For all information, images, programs, costs and performance reservation see the official website

If you are taking your vacation a little later this year, and you will be missing out on the Jazz Festival, do not panic! In October Istanbul treats its music fans with another stuffed consultation of performances and phases of 10 days. The Akbank Jazz Festival program includes performances that vary from the classical sounds of standard jazz to the modern-day noises of experimental jazz. Akbank Jazz Festival hosts worldwide groups, artists and musicians to perform at different locations in this dynamic city. The dates although still not main appear to be between October 8 and October 18, 2008.

7999242340_45500c90ecThe Akbank Jazz Festival is known to be a celebration that brings jazz to every corner of Istanbul, Ankara and zmir this year the festival celebrates its 18th anniversary. Regrettably the program is still not updated and we invite you to examine the official website later on o n this year. pozitif. information. Last year masters such as Archie Shepp Quartet who celebrated his 70th birthday, Mark Murphy, The Phil Woods Quintet, Nublu Orchestra in addition to numerous significantly well-known young jazz musicians took the stage throughout the celebration and actually took a piece of heart of their fans!

For lodging options be happy! Istanbul has still very interesting old turkish accommodations to offer and at extremely budget friendly rates. You can decide to stay in a youth hostel and pay around 7-13 euros per night or pick a familiar guest house with a terrace on the roofing with a marvellous view on heaven mosque with prices that range between 18-25 euros per person or a good hotel better if furnished with a trendy Turkish taste and providing you will certainly all genres of comforts such as the popular Turkish baths. They even have a collection of puzzles to solve in the lobby! We have actually picked some lodging suppliers amongst Flashbooking’s website proposals: GEZGINCI HOSTEL Istanbul and BUHARA HOTEL Istanbul.