The international Istanbul Jazz festival, organized by the Istanbul foundation for Culture and arts will take place from the 6th through the 21st of July 2001. In addition to standard and contemporary jazz acts, the festival includes many other forms of music in the program, from Rock to pop, salsa to Rai, electronica to acid jazz and funk to hip hop. This event offers a remarkable variety of great music experience at the vibrant venues and clubs of Istanbul.
Turkish people are very musical and enjoy going to concerts, dancing and also singing. All musical events held in Turkey are very popular and different kind of musicians and styles are mostly welcome. When you think about Turkish Music you will find also a complete different style of music which is performed in summer at the festival. (Please have a look at the Music CDs recommended by this web site). The number one in the pop Turkish hits nowadays is Tarkan with the song "kuzu kuzu". There are some others like Tarik and Sezen Aksu with very nice pop songs and Balik Ayhan who plays very nice gipsy music !
Date: June 17th, 2001
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