Garanti Bank presents yet another evening filled with jazz in order to celebrate 30th of April International Jazz Day as founded by UNESCO in 2011. The 6th International Jazz Day will be celebrated with the motto “five concerts, one night” with Garanti Caz Yeşili concerts on the 30th of April, Monday evening at five different venues in Istanbul. The performances will feature Donny McCaslin Group at Zorlu PSM, Susanna Aleksandra & Matt Hall Quartet at Nardis Jazz Club, Petros Klampanis feat. Baha Yetkin at The Badau, Girls in Airports at Salon IKSV and The Nels Cline 4 at Babylon.
Donny McCaslin Group / Zorlu PSM – 20:30
Three time Grammy nomiatedAmerican jazz saxophonist Donny McCaslin studied at prestigious Berklee and is well known for his rock and electronic music as well as his jazz musician identity. McCaslin received international recognition for his collaboration with David Bowie. He will perform at Zorlu PSM.
Petros Klampanis feat. Baha Yetkin / The Badau – 21:00
Born in Greece’s Zakynthos city, Petros Klampanis received his education in Amsterdam Conservatoire and in Aaron Copland School of Music in New York, where he worked with many jazz musicians after his graduation. Klampanis gave various performances on prestigious stages worldwide and will perform with Baha Yetkin who is currently working in London.
Baha Yetkin is the first Turkish oud musician who was invited to play Flamenco with the oud in Spain in July 2014. He also performed solo at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall in October 2017 and was the first Turkish oud musician to perform as an solo performer at RAH. Petros Klampanis and Baha Yetkin will perform at The Badau.
Susanna Aleksandra & Matt Hall Quartet / Nardis Jazz Club – 21:30
Susanna Aleksandra is an Estonian jazz singer, lyricist and composer. Passionate for languages, she effortlessly plays with words and melodies, navigating through traditional, Nordic and Latin Jazz. Aleksandra will be accompanied by Kaan Bıyıkoğlu, Matt Hall and Ekin Cengizkan at Nardis Jazz Club.
Girls in Airports / Salon IKSV – 21:30
The Danish band “Girls in Airports” – combining jazz, indie and urban folk into a unique expression of heart stirring melody-laden elegiac hooks and dance influenced rhythms – will be on stage at Salon IKSV.
The Nels Cline 4 / Babylon – 21:30
The Nels Cline Four is Cline’s latest project with Julian Lage (electric guitar), Scott Colley (double bass) and Tom Rainey (drums). Performing compositions by Cline and others, the quartet dives into streams of freewheeling modern jazz. Named a “guitar god” by Rolling Stone magazine, Nels Cline will be accompanied by young guitarist Julian Lage, one of the best modern jazz drummers Tom Painey and Peruvian bassist Jorge Roeder at Babylon.
The Global Host City of Inernational Jazz Day this year is Saint Petersburg
The All-Star concert will be broadcasted live on the 30th of April. The schedule of the concert is as follows:
New York: 16:00 |Londra: 21:00 |Paris: 22:00 | St Petersburg: 23:00 | Tokyo: 05:00 (May 1)
And a special concert will take place in New Orleans due to the city celebrating the 300th year of its foundation.
UNESCO’s general manager Audrey Azoulay and UNESCO’s Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock gave the information below about the program.
The musicians who will perform in the Global Host City St. Petersburg: Pianist Herbie Hancock (USA) and saxophonist Igor Butman (Russia) will be the co-hosts.
Musicians performing with the musical director John Beasley (USA) are; Cyrille Aimée (France), Oleg Akkuratov (Russia), Till Brönner (Germany), Oleg Butman (Russia) Fatoumata Diawara (Côte D’azur), Joey DeFrancesco (USA), Vadim Eilenkrig (Russia), Kurt Elling (USA), Antonio Faraò (Italy), James Genus (ASA), Robert Glasper (USA), David Goloschyokin (Russia), Hassan Hakmoun (Morocco), Gilad Hekselman (Israel), Horacio Hernandez (Cuba), Taku Hirano (Japan), Anatoly Kroll (Russia), Gaoyang Li (China), Rudresh Mahanthappa (USA), The Manhattan Transfer (USA), Branford Marsalis (USA), James Morrison (Australia), Moscow Jazz Orchestra (Russia), Makoto Ozone (Japan), Danilo Pérez (Panama), Dianne Reeves (USA), Lee Ritenour (USA), Luciana Souza (Brazi) ve Ben Williams (USA).
New Orleans, Louisiana (ABD)
Founded 300 years ago on the 22nd of April, New Orleans is known as the birthplace of jazz. It will join the celebrations with a live broadcast this year. The live performances will start at the historic city center Congo Square.