Garanti Bank is one of the two big institutions which supports jazz in Turkey through corporate sponsorships. Starting with its support in the Brazilian Night during Istanbul Jazz Festival organized by Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (IKSV) since 1994, and continued up to our day uninterrupted as the main sponsor of Istanbul Jazz Festival since 1998. Garanti Bank did not only support IKSV but also helped various venues with its Garanti Jazz Green Concerts.
This special anniversary witnesses the publication of an incredible memorial book which aims to commemorate these twenty years together, as advised by a board that I was proudly a part of and Didem Ermiş as its editor following a whole year of preparation.
The book is designed by Alametifarika and its foreword is written by Fuat Erbil, Garanti Bank’s CEO. The photographers are the real heroes of this 302 pages-long visual feast. Many thanks to our friends who caught the whims of the artists, and memorable moments during the concerts despite the prohibitions with their cameras. These photographers are Mahmut Ceylan, Zeynep Doğan, Barış Er, Ilgın Erarslan Yanmaz, Mehmet Girgin, Ali Güler, Kübra Karaçizmeli, Fatih Küçük, Emre Mollaoğlu, Nirva Narlı Kazancıyan, Mustafa Önder, Aylin Özmete, Selçuk Polat, Yavuz Sevimli, Muammer Yanmaz, Didar Yeşilyurt, Tolga Pakar, Barboros Pakar, Gökhan Kali, Gökhan Göktaş, Mert Altınay, Cem Gültepe, Aykut Uslutekin, Sedal Antay, Sedat Antay, Nurettin Sarı and Taşdemir Aşan.
The Advisory Board consists of Elif Güvenen, Zuhal Focan, Pelin Opcin and Ahmet Uluğ. Ersin Babaoğlu, Ali Baras, Deniz Yükselci, Burçin Perçin and Pınar Küpecioğlu contributed.
This book will not be publicly sold, it might be distributed to libraries in the future. It has been sent to sectoral representatives, press and some jazz loving customers for now.