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The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival kicked off at Austrian Cultural Office Garden

The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival kicked off at Austrian Cultural Office Garden

The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival kicked off with the opening ceremony and concerts at the Consulate General of Austria, Austrian Cultural Office Garden on Tuesday, 4 July. Fatih Erkoç, one of the veteran names of Turkish pop and jazz music, took the stage for the first performance of the 2017 Istanbul Jazz Festival. After Fatih Erkoç, electro swing band DELADAP from Austria energized the audience, let them dance with their music.


Before the concerts, an award ceremony took place. The 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival’s Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented to Kamil Özler, the conductor of TRT Big Band, and Fatih Erkoç, one of the veteran names of Turkish pop and jazz music.

jazz festival openingGratitude plaques were presented to the representatives of IKSV’s Leading Sponsor Eczacibasi Group, Official Communication Sponsor Vodafone Turkey, Official Carrier DHL, Official Hotel Sponsor The Marmara Collection, Insurance Sponsor Zurich Insurance; as well as to Türk Tuborg A.S. for its support for the festival, Jazz in the Parks Sponsor and Performance Sponsor Vodafone Freezone, Automotive Sponsor Volvo Car Turkey, Vitrin Series Sponsor and Performance Sponsor with the Highest Contribution SOCAR Turkey, Performance Sponsor with the Highest Contribution Matras and Venue Sponsor with the Highest Contribution Zorlu Performing Arts Center by General Director of IKSV Görgün Taner. Garanti Bank, the sponsor of the festival for 20 years was also presented with a plaque. The festival also acknowledged the contributions of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism.

A short video from Austrian group DELADAP's performance at the opening night