Rhythm of Jazz Meets Nature, Music Harvest Begins…
Nilüfer Jazz Vacation will feature concerts as well as many talks, workshops and events surrounded by the unique beauty of nature.
Nilüfer Municipality has been organizing International Nilüfer Jazz Vacation since 2016, and the event will allow listeners and audiences to experience magical moments through music despite the pandemic restrictions in place.
Nilüfer Jazz Vacation brings a fresh breath to the cultural life in Nilüfer with its exciting program, uniting art lovers who longed for music and concerts during the pandemic times with beloved jazz musicians.
6th Nilüfer Jazz Vacation will take place between 17 June-3 July this year. Musicians who were unable to give concerts and meet their audiences during the pandemic period will experience the joy of performing live in Nilüfer. Nilüfer Municipality declared 2021 the year of Food and has been working with this idea as the theme of the Jazz Vacation is chosen to be “Music Harvest”.
Nilüfer Jazz Vacation starts with Okay Temiz & Oriental Wind Concert on the 17th of June in Balat Atatürk Forest. Okay Temiz has been active on the jazz and world music stages for more than 50 years. Su İdil will be performing the same day before the Okay Temiz concert.
Fusion trio Cazzip Project, Halil İbrahim Işık Band which has performed with world-famous musicians and worked with famous orchestra conductors, Nilüfer ‘Sebze’ Vegetable Orchestra, Sonic Boom which brings together beloved musicians Elif Çağlar, , Çağrı Sertel, Alp Ersönmez and Volkan Öktem, Ceylan Ertem with her reinterpretation of beloved songs will perform in Balat Atatürk Forest. Flapper Swing, Alp Ersönmez ‘Cereyanlı’, Çağrı Sertel, Jef Giansily Quintet and virtuoso pianist and composer Aydın Esen will also perform in Balat Atatürk Forest during the Jazz Vacation. A world-renowned pioneer of contemporary music, Aydın Esen will be performing on the 29th of June.
First Strawberry Harvest, Then Concert
Cenk Erdoğan Trio will perform at a different venue on the 19th of June in the rural district of Atlas famous for its strawberries. The members of the audience will be able to join the strawberry harvest before the concert. Cenk Erdoğan Trio will give their concert following the harvest, presenting the audience with a different experience with the beautiful view of Uludağ in the background. Genedos and Can Kazaz will perform in Akçalar district next to the lake on the 26th of June. Nilüfer Jazz Vacation will come to an end with Barabar’s concert in Balat Atatürk Forest on the 3rd of July.
Nilüfer Romani Orchestra and musicians from Bursa, Saynur Eren, Midas Quartet, Gökhan & Enis and Smooth Hertz, will give mini concerts at parks during the Jazz Vacation period.
Talks, Workshops, Events
Nilüfer Jazz Vacation will also present a talk on “Music Market in Bursa”, an interactive exhibition called “Dialogue in the Garden”, “Sound Walk” which will enable the participants to focus on the sound of the city, “Music Academy of the Future Generations: MANG”, “Making Instruments with Vegetables”, “Rhythm with the Youth” and “Ableton Workshop” and “Healing Sounds with Suzin” events.
‘Mahsul’ Produce Album
Nilüfer Jazz Vacation will release a compilation album called Mahsül on all digital platforms to support and encourage young musicians.
Turkey Jazz Network Meeting
The first physical meeting of Turkey Jazz Network, founded during the pandemic period, will take place during Nilüfer Jazz Festival. Nilüfer Jazz Festival is a founding member of this network which aims to improve the identity and variety of jazz music and to increase awareness on this subject nationally, reaching a bigger number of listeners and audiences.