Garanti Jazz Green to host female vocalists
Hilary Kole (L) and Eve Cornelious will be in Istanbul in April as part of the Garanti Jazz Green concerts. These concerts are highlights of this year’s event.The Garanti Jazz Green concert series will host American jazz vocalists Hilary Kole and Eve Cornelious in Istanbul in April.
Cornelious will take the stage April 19-21, while Kole, who has also played in award-winning off-Broadway musicals such as “Our Sinatra,” will perform April 5-14. Both singers have been hailed by critics as “musical marvels.”
These concerts are the highlights of this year’s Garanti Jazz Green festival. The festival, which is fast becoming an integral part of Istanbul’s urban scene and one of the leading jazz festivals in Europe, aims to host big-name artists this year.
As a jazz singer, Kole has appeared as a headliner at New York City’s Town Hall, Birdland, The Blue Note, Iridium, the Jazz Standard, and at Carnegie Hall with Michael Feinstein. Apart from appearing around the U.S. with her two shows, “Our Sinatra” and “Singing Astaire,” Kole is also a favorite at the Continental Airlines Arena, singing the National Anthem for sporting events.
Visiting Turkey for the third time will be Cornelious. In the past Cornelious has performed with such musicians as Roy Hargrove, Jon Hendricks, Chucho Valdez, Mulgrew Miller, Carl Allen, Rodney Whitaker, Mark Whitfield, and Tim Warfield.