The European Jazz Festival will be held for the 23rd time this year between March 3 and 19 in Izmir. The event will feature concerts as well as open events to the public such as workshops and talks.
As well as concerts, the festival will feature workshops, an exhibition, a seminar, a film screening and talks. The festival poster has been determined as a result of a competition and 35 posters will be displayed at an exhibition in the opening day of the festival.
Ilhan Ersahin, who has been living in New York for 20 years, will open the festival with his project, Ilhan Ersahin’s Istanbul Sessions, on March 3 at the Ahmet Adnan Saygun Arts Centre (AASSM). The band will perform works from their third studio album, “Istanbul Underground.”
On March 5, Izmir’s jazz lovers will have a chance to listen to acclaimed German pianist Markus Horn’s soundtrack for F.W. Murnau’s “Nosferatu – A Symphony of Horror” accompanied by the silent movie. Also appearing will be the VEIN Trio featuring Oguz Buyukberber from Switzerland, from France the Agathe Jazz Quartet and Slovakians Maria Kmetkova on harp. Pavol Bereza on guitar will perform at the festival along with the Ayca Gunduz Quartet featuring Greek jazz pianist George Kontrafouris and award-winning Juan Garcia-Herreros from Austria, Other musicians include Florin Raducanu from Romania, outstanding guitarist and instructor Luca Costantini from Italy and the Piotr Baron Quintet representing Polish Jazz.
This year, a number of “Open Events” will also be organized as part of the festival. A Lindy Hop dance workshop, a Jazz-motion stop-motion animation workshop, a poem and jazz conversation and a jazz records conversation have been added to the program alongside with the traditional workshops, exhibitions and seminars that take place every year.
Tickets for the 23rd İzmir European Jazz Festival are available at Biletix. Prices are range between 25 and 50 Turkish Liras for the opening concert and 25 liras for all other concerts.
Source : Daily Hueeiyet