27 June – Jazz Festival Opens
Local jazz and R&B musicians will kick-start this year’s Istanbul International Jazz Festival at a vibrant opening concert. First, the Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of this year’s festival, Emin Findikoglu, will take the stage with his new twelve-piece ensemble. The veteran jazz pianist is well known for his reinterpretations of jazz standards and Turkish classics. After Findikoglu, the prominent Turkish R&B singer Bora Uzer will continue the celebrations. The concert will take place in the Austrian Cultural Office Garden, located by the Bosphorus, at 9 p.m.