Time for Jazz in Ramadan once again
ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily NewsThe fifth edition of Jazz in Ramadan will once again host world-renowned local and foreign artists. The festival will be organized between July 5 and 19, at the Zorlu Center PSM and at the French Palace.
The event will begin at Zorlu Center PSM with a concert by Karsu Dönmez; who has given a new pulse to our music world. The festival’s one and only open air concert will be played in the garden of the French Palace, which will open its doors to audiences on July 12 with a concert by Pierre Blanchard Gypsy Jazz Quintet. Blanchard (violin), Samson Schmitt (guitar), Philippe “Doudou” Cuillerier (guitar and vocal), Ludovic Beier (accordion) an Antonio Licusati (double bass) will perform in the concert. There will also be an open buffet for the fast-breaking iftar dinner before the concert.
The festival will welcome two important names from the jazz world. On July 19, Zorlu Center PSM will host Omar Sosa Quarteto Afro Cubano, which interprets classical Cuban melodies through jazz. On July 17, the Trio of Oz, which is the band of legendary drummer Omar Hakim and Grammy Award-winner Rachel Z, will perform at Zorlu Center PSM.
Jazz in Ramadan will end on July 19 with a concert by the trio formed by the Norwegian jazz virtuosi Hakon Kornstad (saxophone), Ingebrigt Haker Flaten (double bass) and Jon Christensen (drum) at Zorlu Center PSM.