Jazz Day celebrations in Istanbul

Jazz Day celebrations in Istanbul

Jazz Day celebrations in Istanbul

Ayşegül and Nezih Yeşilnil

April 30, which was officially designated as International Jazz Day in 2013 by UNESCO in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe, will once again be celebrated in Turkey.

As part of the 2016 International Jazz Day celebrations, the Ayşegül and Nezih Yeşilnil Quartet will perform at the Istanbul Zorlu Center PSM.

Invited by UNESCO, the Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute and the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV), the couple was also on stage during the first International Jazz Day celebrations in Istanbul in April 2013. 

The free concert by the Yeşilnil duo, who will take the stage at 6:30 p.m., will be followed by the Ece Göksu & Neşet Ruacan Trio at 8 p.m. and Jülide Özçelik at 10 p.m.

Another International Jazz Day concert will be organized at Swissôtel The Bosphorus Istanbul as part of the Ambassadors of Jazz Music are in Town concert series at Les Ambassadeurs Bar.

On April 29 and 30, the Manuel Rocheman Trio and soloist Charlotte Wassy will perform live on stage. The concert will be a tribute to legendary jazz pianist Bill Evans.