08 July – Two Jazz Masters Meet
Guitarist and composer Dave Allen has been praised by critics as “an exciting and unique player in the mold of Pat Metheny, Ben Monder and Adam Rogers”. At the age of 16, Allen was already recognized by Guitar Player Magazine as a talent to watch. He will be playing with drummer Michael Griener at a special concert as part of Istanbul Jazz Festival. Under the influence of the German free jazz musician Günter Christmann, Griener became involved early on in the various forms of jazz, free improvisation, and new music, which led to a longer collaboration with Christmann. The concert is at Salon IKSV at 9.30 p.m.