Zorlu PSM, between April 25 to June 1 will gather musicians and new talents who have been featuring blues, electronic, world, funk, indie, classic, pop and rock under the roof of jazz. Along with the concerts, the event will also present film screenings, special concerts and workshops.
Bobby McFerrin & Gimme5 (circlesongs)
Bobby McFerrin, jazz vocal virtuosos who won 2 Grammy awards with the mega-hit “Don’t Worry Be Happy” will be in İstanbul with the members of Voicestra, his former vocal orchestra, under a new group called Gimme5.
Mark Guiliana BEAT MUSIC
As one of the most sought-after drummers Mark Guiliana, with his group, Beat Music, he carries the classical “acoustic jazz quartets” to the stage.
İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions
While İlhan Erşahin proceeds with nublu, his New York club and nublu records, his highly acclaimed project İlhan Erşahin’s Istanbul Sessions getting prepared for an epic comeback with their fourth studio album “Solar Plexus”.
İlhan Erşahin Electric Quartet
As a saxophone instrumentalist, composer, music producer, club owner, jazz festival curator, and proprietor of his own record label, İlhan Erşahin’s free-form jazz riffs are accompanied by Alp Ersönmez, Çağrı Sertel and Volkan Öktem.
Nominated by the BBC for the “Rising Stars Jazz” awards, Julia Biel is on the stage with her self-taught mult-instrumentalist identity.
İlhan Erşahin Acoustic Trio
İlhan Erşahin, one of the versatile names of jazz, he will be performing for 3 different projects and for the third one, İlhan Erşahin Acoustic Trio, he will be accompanied by Erhanay Akşen and Akit Trakya.
Germany’s one of the most musicians of experimental techno, DJ Christian Löffler he will combine his music with a live stage.
AyşeDeniz: Pure Piano
With her composer identity who climbed to the Top 10 Classical Chart in USA, Turkey and Italy with her latest album “Earth Prelude”, AyşeDeniz Gökçin blends classical and modern music.
Singer and multi-instrumentalist David Santos’s one-man orchestra, Noiserv, equipped with a metalophone, an omnichord, a bell, a melodica, a keyboard, a guitar, and toys and jukeboxes at the stage.
Akua Naru, as a vocal of modern hip-hop, will be meeting Istanbulites for the first time, accompanied by her six-person orchestra.
The Icelandic superstar of the neo-classical music movement, the Bafta award-winning composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Ólafur Arnalds, meets the audience in Istanbul.
Ferit Odman Quinte
Ferit Odman one of the pioneers of jazz drums in Turkey, the quintet arrangements from Autumn in New York and Nommo albums of him will be included in the concert and accompanied by Tolga Bilgin, Engin Recepoğulları, Ercüment Orkut and Kağan Yıldız.
Stanpolites Project Meets Okay Temiz
Evrim Demirel, Andreas Metzler and Riccardo Marenghi’s Stanpolites’ Project will be held with the participation of Okay Temiz.
Treating retro-soul aesthetics with a modern point of view, the Ephemerals will be at the stage by the festival.
John Scofield Combo 66 featuring Vicente Archer, Gerald Clayton & Bill Stewart
The guitar master John Scofield celebrates his 66th birthday with his latest album Combo 66 and a tour in İstanbul.
Kamaal Williams as a British musician and producer is among the brightest stars of modern jazz and London jazz scenes, blends his love for 70s fusion jazz traditions with funk, hip-hop and dance music.
Barış Demirel – Barıştık Mı / Efe Demiral ‘Uyku Pansiyon’
Barış Demirel produces trumpet-oriented rock music inspired by traditional voices, different genres such as jazz, hiphop, ambient, and progressive music. Efe Demiral presents an acoustic music concept in jazz music with his latest album ‘Uyku Pansiyonu’.
An Evening With Chris Botti
Chris Botti, master of the trumpet, in 2013 his latest album Impressions won the Grammy and he will be performing in İstanbul.
Alan Parsons Live Project
Pink Floyd and The Beatles’ sound technician, British musician Alan Parsons, while he is preparing to release a new album in 2019 after 15 years, he will be in İstanbul to meet the audience.
Diablo Swing Orchestra
Diablo Swing Orchestra, which carries the traditions of old swing and jazz with the energy of rock and heavy metal, is in Istanbul.