Istanbul Jazz Festival 2015

Istanbul Jazz Festival 2015

The Istanbul Jazz Festival features classical and modern jazz, Latin and Nordic jazz, works combining electronic music and jazz, and other music categories, such as rock, pop, reggae, funk and world music. Thanks to this diversity, the Istanbul Jazz Festival provides...

Istanbul Inspirations

See the new inspirational video from the Istanbul 2010 ECOC Agency Istanbul 2010 European Capital of Culture celebrating the fact that Istanbul has the honor of being the European Capital of Culture for 2010!

6th July – Carlos Santana

6th July – Carlos Santana

7/6/2009 Kurucesme Arena, Istanbul, Turkey Delivered with a level of passion and soul equal to the legendary sonic charge of his guitar, the sound of Carlos Santana is one of the world's best-known musical signatures. For more than four decades – from Santana's...

14th July – Maraca’s Otra Vision

Considered as one of the hottest names in Afro-Cuban music, Orlando 'Maraca' Valle is highly appreciated for his spontaneously celebratory, rhythmically complex, lyrically clever, instrumentally thrilling music that embraces Latin jazz, the most danceable tropical...

3rd July – Cenk Erdoğan Trio & Tineke Postma

  Nardis Jazz Club 3.7.2009, 22.30 Seated: 25 TL / Limited View Seated: 20 TL / Standing: 15 TL Cenk Erdoğan fretted and fretless guitar, e-bow, bowed tanbur Tıneke Postma saxophone Alper Kılıç bass guitar, double bass Arda Baykurt drums Young Turkish musician...

8th July – SMV

A unique trio anticipated to come together since fifteen years, the lords of the low frequencies trod on a wide range of jazz, and funk, to ambient and classic. Legends of bass guitar, Clarke, Miller and Wooten first played together in 2007, and their collaboration as...

2nd July – Fatih Erkoç & Kerem Görsev Trio

The 16th edition of the International İstanbul Jazz festival opens with a delightful concert that will bring together two of the most well-known musicians of Turkey: multi-instrumentalist-vocalist Fatih Erkoç and Turkey's most important jazz pianist, Kerem Görsev....

The 16th International İstanbul Jazz Festival

The 16th International Istanbul Jazz Festival, which runs from July 2 to 15, features dozens of concerts on the water, as well as dry land, featuring Turkish legends like Erkan Ogur and Grammy winners like the guitarist George Benson, who will perform a tribute to Nat...

13 July – Brad Mehldau trio

Jazz pianist Brad Mehldau has recorded and performed extensively since the early 1990s. His most consistent output over the years has taken place in the trio format, and the Brad Mehldau Trio, juxtaposing extremes, will perform tunes including Mehldau's own...


To the north of Kadiköy is Haydarpasa, and the train station built in 1908 with Prussian-style architecture which was the first stop along the Baghdad railway. Now it is the main station going to eastbound destinations both within Turkey, and international. There are...



Kadıköy is a lively area on the Asian side of İstanbul with up-market shopping, eating and entertainment making it popular among wealthy locals and Istanbul's youth. With its numerous cinemas, cafés and bookshops it is also the cultural centre of the Anatolian side of...


Relatively unknown to tourists, the suburb of Üsküdar, on the Asian side of the İstanbul strait, is one of the most attractive suburbs. Religiously conservative in its background, it has a tranquil atmosphere and some fine examples of imperial and domestic...


The first sight of Sarıyer is where the İstanbul strait connects with the Black Sea, after the bend in the river after Tarabya. Around this area, old summer houses, embassies and fish restaurants line the river, and a narrow road which separates it from Büyükdere,...



Many places of tourist interest are concentrated in Sultanahmet, the heart of the Imperial Centre of the Ottoman Empire. The most important places in this area, all of which are described in detail in the “Places of Interest” section, are Topkapı Palace, Aya Sofya,...

Golden Horn

This horn-shaped estuary divides European İstanbul. One of the best natural harbours in the world, it was once the centre for the Byzantine and Ottoman navies and commercial shipping interests. Today, attractive parks and promenades line the shores, a picturesque...

Beyoğlu and Taksim

Taksim and Beyoğlu have for centuries been the centre of nightlife, and now there are many lovely bars and clubs off Istiklal Cadesi, including some of the only gay venues in the city. Beyoğlu is also at the centre of the more bohemian arts scene. Beyoğlu is an...

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