Organised as part of the 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival for the first time, ‘Vitrin: Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey’, sponsored by SOCAR Turkey, brought successful local musicians and ensembles together with leading representatives of international music industry, culminating in the presentation of SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award to two most outstanding performers.
Istanbul Jazz Festival inaugurated a new project in its 24th edition to support successful contemporary music acts from Turkey in their international ventures. Aligned with the festival’s mission of expanding intercultural dialogue, ‘Vitrin: Showcase for Contemporary Music from Turkey’ introduced 30 artists and ensembles from Turkey to 28 international delegates and journalists from various countries such as United Kingdom, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Israel and Azerbaijan over the course of several festival concerts from 5 to 8 July, 2017.
Among the 30 artists and ensembles, two bands were selected by the international delegates to receive further encouragement with SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award that involves financial support for their upcoming international tours.
Gevende and Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra received the SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award
Among this year’s performers at Vitrin, two successful bands of the contemporary music scene in Turkey, Gevende and Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra were presented with SOCAR Turkey Silk Road Tour Support Award. Both bands will receive a 2,500 Euros of support for their international tours planned for the next year.
Organised by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts (İKSV) under the sponsorship of Garanti Bank, the 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival was held between 4-21 July 2017.