An important step in transforming Bodrum into an international brand was taken 5 years ago with the Bodrum Jazz Festival. As a member of the European Jazz Network, the festival receives support from the metropolitan municipality of Muğla as well as the municipality of Bodrum and local businesses and art lovers as the attention it receives internationally grows.
The festival will continue to take place this year in order to bandage the wounds caused by the sad events happening in Turkey and in the area. Jazz Foundation will donate 10 TL from every ticket sale to the appropriate fund within the framework of Bodrum Municipality. The festival will abide by the social distancing regulations put in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The theme of the festival organized by the Jazz Foundation has been decided as Mediterranean Fellowship. An artist exchange with the sister Rhodes Jazz Festival will also take place.
5th Bodrum Jazz Festival will take place in various venues between 1-11 September 2021. The festival will last for 11 days and the various special concerts, exhibitions and jazz workshops will take place in Bodrum Citadel’s North Trench, Dibeklihan Culture and Arts Village, Anthaven Aspat, Erkan Oğur Music School, Mine Art Gallery and other venues.
The festival is supported by The Republic of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Metropolitan Municipality of Muğla, Municipality of Bodrum, Turkish Naval Forces, Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University School of Fine Arts Graphic Design department, Italian Embassy, Europe Jazz Network and Redwood Entertainment Inc. Renault MAIS, Anthaven Aspat and Radisson Collection Bodrum are also among the sponsors of the festival. TAV Passport, Bodfad, Idecon, The Nature Love, Özlen Ayata Design Workshop, Mine Art Gallery, Prep Bodrum, Körfez Restaurant also provide their support. Media sponsors are T24, Jazz Dergisi, Cazkolik, Radyo METU, Bodrum Kent TV, Bodrum’da Yaşam and Mag Dergisi.
Some of the concerts are free while the ticket prices for the rest start at 55 TL and concerts in the same venues only require one ticket for the day. The festival program can be found at https://www.cazdernegi.org/festivals/bodrumcazfestivali and the tickets are available at: https://www.biletix.com/etkinlik-grup/257880481/IZMIR/tr
Every regulation dictated by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism as well as related ministries will be taken. The concerts will take place with hygiene and social distancing rules in place both on the stages and in the audience areas.