The 4th edition of Bodrum Jazz Festival, organized by the Jazz Foundation, will take place between 1-8 September. Many arrangements have been done to accommodate the necessities of social distancing rules due to Covid-19 pandemic.
The festival theme was chosen to be Duo Projects to draw the attention to social distancing. Exclusive projects will be featured in Bodrum Castle, Dibeklihan and Gümüşlük Erkan Oğur Music School. The ticket prices will be 55-75 TL. There will be One Ticket Two Concerts on the 4th, 6th and 8th of September.
The necessary precautions are being taken as per stated by the Turkish Republic’s Ministry of Culture. Spacing and hygiene rules will be followed both on the stage and in the audience area.
The festival sponsors are Turkish Republic Ministry of Culture and Tourism Patents Office, Muğla Metropolitan Municipality, Bodrum Municipality, Muğla University School of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department, Israel Consulate and Europe Jazz Network. Renault MAIS sponsors the Castle Concerts while TURMAKS supports a concert as well. Dibeklihan, TAV Passport, Bodfad, StratejiCo, Era Research, The Nature Love, Idecon, Asil Fırın, Sysyphos Otel, Körfez Restaurant also will provide their support fort he festival. Media Sponsors are T24, KentTV, Cazkolik, Jazz Dergisi, Artajanda Bodrum and Bodrum’da Yaşam.
1 September 2020 Tuesday 21:00- Opening Concert – Bodrum Castle:
Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Orchestra’s Conductor: Münif Akalın |
Soloist: Şenay Lambaoğlu
Şenay Lambaoğlu will accompany Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Orchestra as a soloist during the opening concert. The concert will take place on the 1st of September in Bodrum Castle. Muğla Metropolitan Municipality Orchestra has performed in 13 towns in Muğla, bringing together many different genres of music. The orchestra, which has collaborated with many artists during the 4 years of the festival, has been conducted by Münif Akalın. Şenay Lambaoğlu and the orchestra will be accompanied by Kaan Bıyıkoğlu on the piano (as well as having written the arrangements), Batuhan Şallıel on the saxophone, Enver Muhammedi on the double bass and Ekin Cengizkan on the drums.
2 -7 September 2020 – Jazz Workshops
Gümüşlük Erkan Oğur Music School, which is in the process of opening its doors, will host Bora Çeliker Jazz Guitar Workshop on the 2nd of September and Uraz Kıvaner Jazz Piano Workshop on the 7th of September. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
3 September 2020 Thursday Exhibition Opening at Dibeklihan
Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department | Bodrum Jazz Festival Design Contest Exhibition. Jazz Foundation has collaborated with the Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Fine Arts Graphic Design Department once again this year. The works created by the students fort he 4th Bodrum Jazz Festival can be seen between 3-8 September at Dibeklihan.
3 September 2020 Thursday 21:00
Bora Çeliker & Barış Ertürk Duo | Tahterevalli
Bora Çeliker and Barış Ertürk duo has been playing together since 2003 and their repertoire includes hundreds of jazz pieces as well as selections from rock, pop and classical music. Their concerts are like adventures. This duo’s main focus is to serve music and aestetics, keeping the balance like two children on a seesaw. They will perform at Dibeklihan on the 3rd of September 2020. TURMAKS is the concert sponsor.
4 September One Ticket 2 Concerts:
4 September 2020 Friday 18.30 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Hülya Sezgün & Murat Arkan
Murat Arkan, a musician from Ankara, and architect/musician Hülya Sezgün will perform the most beautiful jazz songs together on the 4th of September 2020. A great afternoon gig awaits in Dibeklihan’s unique athosphere.
4 September 2020 Friday 21.00 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Barbaros & Tuluğ Tırpan | A Touch of Jazz
Barbaros & Tuluğ Tırpan duo will present their exclusive ‘A Touch of Jazz’ Project on the 4th of September, Friday. Barbaros will perform some beloved jazz classics as accompanied by Sabri Tuluğ Tırpan on the piano.
5 September 2020, Saturday 21.00 Bodrum Castle
Anjelika Akbar & Hakan Aysev | Happy Love Songs
Bodrum Jazz Festival is hosting two famous artists this year within its framework of Duo projects; composer and pianist Anjelika Akbar and tenor Hakan Aysev have been collaborating for many years and this continues with stage performances and album recordings. The musicians will perform their Project ‘Happy Love Songs’ in Bodrum Castle on the 5th of September 2020. The audience members will get the opportunity to listen to Anjelika Akbar’s arrangements and Hakan Aysev’s compositions. Renault MAIS is the concert sponsor.
6 September One Ticket 2 Concerts:
6 Eylül 2020, 18:30 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Dila Bahar & Uraz Kıvaner
A new duo is born in Bodrum Jazz Festival. Master pianist Uraz Kıvaner will perform with the young talent Dila Bahar. These two great musicians, whose projects with other bands and orchestras are well-known, will share the same stage for the first time. The duo will perform beloved jazz standards in the duo format as well as the jazz and R&B interpretations of some popular songs.
6 September 2020, 21:00 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Sine-Kabare – An Evening with Nostalgic Divas |
Written by: Handan Ergiydiren, Performance: Gözde Erten
We will witness an unforgettable evening that brings the stars of Hollywood between 1930s to 70s. 5 incredible artists will sing and dance during this performance at Dibeklihan.
8 September One Ticket 3 Concerts:
8 September 2020 Tuesday 18.30 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
İlgen Küçükseller & Murat Arkan
Murat Arkan is a well known guitarist in the Bodrum jazz circles. He will perform with a young vocalist and violinist who also chose Bordum as a base. The duo will present a special repertoire at Dibeklihan.
8 September 2020, Tuesday 19.30 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Buket Bengisu & Doğan Kospançalı
Buket Bengisu and Doğan Kospançalı will perform some beloved jazz tunes they prepared exclusively for the festival. Bodrum has a special place in these two important musicians’ careers and they will present a magnificent performance in accordance with the Duo theme. The duo has been performing together for a long time and they will impress the audienes with their relaxed stage presence and mastery of their voices.
8 September 2020, Tuesday 21.00 Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village
Maya Belsitzman & Matan Ephrat | Digital Concert
Maya Belsitzman and Matan Ephrat will showcase their mastery of cello, vocals and drums. Maya and Matan have been performing together since 2012 with their hypnotizing stage presence. This performance will feature Maya’s soulful cello playing and Matan’s mastery of the drums on the white screen. Israel Consulate is the concert sponsor.
For the festival program and detailed information: www.bodrumcazfest.org