Facebook and Bozcaada Jazz Festival prepare to host the newly activated paid online events for the first time in Turkey. Special launch event will take place online on the 30th of July, Friday at 18:00 with the support of Turkish Republic’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism and TGA and organized by 3dots and fermente. The event will feature Korhan Futacı’s opening performance for the 5th Bozcaada Jazz Festival (20-22 August).
Facebook aims to provide an alternative tool and a way to make equal wages during the pandemic for artists from different fields with this new online product that has recently been activated in Turkey. Paid online events allow guests to register and be charged once to provide income for the artists through these online events. Artists will be able to organize events such as theater plays or interviews using this paid online events function just like the launch event featuring Korhan Futacı and sell tickets. Guests who buy these tickets will be able to follow the events on their smart phones, tablets or computers through the event page on Facebook or on Facebook TV.
Korhan Futacı has worked with various projects in Turkey and abroad such as ”Tamburada”, “Dandadadan”, “Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra” and “Konstrukt” and given countless performances. He released his most recent single called “Ah Güzel Kafam” with Haluk Bilginer. The musician reflects upon the chaos of Istanbul with his otherworldly saxophone sound and will be accompanied by Çağrı Sertel on the keyboard, Feryin Kaya on bass guitar and Berkan Tilavel on the drums.
A portion of the proceedings will be donated in order to support young musicians. Seeds will also be planted in hard-to-access areas that need forestation with ecoDrones by Ecording for every ticket bought.
You can visit the Facebook page to buy tickets. 5th Bozcaada Jazz Festival will be sponsored by . Kendine Has, Volkswagen, Jack Lives Here, Paribu and Metro Turkey. You can find more information and ticket sales on bozcaadacazfestivali.com.
Bozcaada Jazz Festival (20 – 22 August 2021) Program
Sonic Boom (Elif Çağlar, Çağrı Sertel, Alp Ersönmez, Volkan Öktem)
Bozcaada Ensemble (Esra Kayıkçı, Çağla Karaali, Yaren Eren Budak, Bilge Günaydın) featuring Kalben
Aydın Dorsay ve Murat Sezgi (DJ Set)
İlhan Erşahin’s İstanbul Sessions
Çağrı Sertel “multiverse” projesi featuring Korhan Futacı
Maya Belsitzman ve Matan Ephrat (çello, davul, sözler)
Deniz Kuzuoğlu (DJ Set)
Büyük Ev Ablukada Akustik
Alp Ersönmez “Cereyanlı” projesi
Osman Erden ve Esra Aysun (DJ Set)
Bozcaada Caz Festivali Panelleri: “Hi world! Is Live Music Back??”
Moderatör/Moderator: Murat Sezgi (Bozcaada Caz Festivali, Kurucu Ortak / Co-Founder),
Konuşmacılar/Panelists: Aydın Dorsay (Borusan Sanat, Müdür / Director), Deniz Kuzuoğlu (Salon IKSV Direktörü / Director), Eric Birath (CEO Jazz Club Fasching & Director Stockholm Jazz Festival)
Live music sector had a very rough time during the pandemic. As the aftermath of this period is still visible, how are the artists, professionals, venues and festivals coping? How is the global community handling its impact? What to do to normalize? What are the suggestions? The panel “Hi World! Is Live Music Back..??” will be an intense topic where everyone will get the chance to get into the world of arts and culture.
The panel will be held in English.