Ive Mendes to give New Year’s concert in Istanbul
ISTANBUL - Hürriyet Daily News
The Ive Mendes Quintet will be on stage on New Year’s Eve at Istanbul Jazz Center.The Ive Mendes Quintet will be on stage on New Year’s Eve at Istanbul Jazz Center. The concert starts at 8:30 p.m. and tickets are available at www.biletix.com. Mendes was born in Ceres, Brazil to a farming family of Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Brazilian Indigenous origins. She grew up singing in church on Sundays and learning piano. Later she studied music at the university in the capital Goiania and then taught creative arts and music in schools. After seven years of teaching, she decided to give it up and return to her father’s farm. It was then she began to nurture her musical ambitions. After playing at various cafes in the capital Goiania and around local towns, she started to gain a solid local fan base.