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Istanbul Jazz Festival

Istanbul Jazz Festival features modern and classical jazz, Nordic and Latin Jazz, works combining electronic music and jazz, and other music categories, such as rock, reggae, funk, pop and world music. Thanks to this diversity, the Istanbul Jazz Festival provides audiences new opportunities for discovery. At the same time, with its daring approach to venue selection, the festival reaches beyond traditional concert halls to Istanbul’s historical sites, streets and avenues, trams and ferries, so as to reach a wider audience. One of the main goals of the Istanbul Jazz Festival is to encourage the production of jazz music in Turkey and contribute to develop its promotion abroad. Through such special series as the “European Jazz Club” and “Encounters with Masters”, the festival brings together well-known musicians from Turkey and many other countries around the world. Each year, the jazz festival attracts about 50,000 people in more than 30 concerts.