London x Istanbul brings the trailblazing performers of the British jazz scene to Zorlu Performing Arts Center, carrying the current buzz of fresh and innovative sounds booming from the UK.
JORDAN RAKEI | Saturday 14 May
KOKOROKO + BINKER & MOSES | Saturday 28 May
NUBYA GARCIA + SONS OF KEMET | Sunday 29 May
The concert series London X Istanbul features performances by UK jazz icons Nubya Garcia, Sons of Kemet, Kokoroko and Binker & Moses as well as soul-rooted alternative R&B star Jordan Rakei.
Filiz Ova, Zorlu PSM General Manager stated that Zorlu Performing Arts Center had been carrying over its goals of becoming an independent, creative, and game-changer art centre for audiences, through national and international cultural collaborations with distinguished artists and organizations. Filiz Ova said that the collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival is a significant step toward achieving these goals.
Pelin Opcin, Director of EFG London Jazz Festival, stated that one of the Festival’s main missions is to nurture and showcase UK talent, and facilitating the international reach of this spectacular scene was amongst the aspirations, especially when celebrating the Festival’s 30th-anniversary. This was made possible by the collaboration with Zorlu Performing Arts Center and it is the start of a journey which expands EFG London Jazz Festival into international settings.