International Jazz festival has been started and will be continued till 20th July. It is organized every year by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts since 1984. This year’s festival is 17th annual Jazz festival. This festival comprises of 50 concerts that is successfully converting Istanbul into a colorful jazz city. Your Istanbul flights will deliver you as much you desire. Although it is named as jazz festival and the focus is on jazz music but it also include many other music performances including; rock, pop, blues, reggae and New Age concerts. Different places across the city are used as music venues including; Archaeology Museum, Hagia Eirene Museum, Salon, Sepetçiler Quasr, İstanbul Modern, İstinyePark, and The Marmara Esma Sultan along with Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theatre. By taking cheap flights to Istanbul you will be able to see musicians carried their music from stages on to the streets for Istanbul’s music lovers.
Apart from these major concerts of the festival, many other uniquely impressive works are being performed by musicians in various venues around the city. If you take flights to Istanbul Turkey you will be much happier to see the performances of most famous pianists and composers of jazz music Chick Corea, and his Freedom Band. This festival has also hosted many other great artists including; Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, the Modern Jazz Quartet, Stan Getz, Ornette Coleman, Eric Clapton, Massive Attack, Björk, Deep Forest, Patti Smith, Bobby McFerrin, Randy Crawford, The Manhattan Transfer, Jan Garbarek, Keith Jarrett, Wynton Marsalis, Goran Bregovic, Bryan Ferry, Lou Reed, Ute Lemper, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Nick Cave, John Scofield, Simply Red, Jane Birkin, Brad Mehldau, Marcus Miller, Marianne Faithfull, Billy Cobham, Lenny Kravitz, Pat Metheny, and Charlie Haden, among hundreds of other top names in the music industry.
Your flights to Istanbul Turkey this July means watching live performances by all these and many other musicians. This year’s festival also includes “The Lifetime Achievement Award” ceremony, and this award will be given to composer, pianist and saxophonist Tuna Ötenel. This event starts late evenings every day and continues till mid night. This is really a worth attending festival after one’s visit to Istanbul. A large number of visitors take flights to Istanbul from UK and other European and world wide destination to attend this mega show.