The 20th Istanbul Jazz Festival kicks off R&B and soul music, Alicia Keys. At the second night of the festival, Wednesday, 3 July, the festival spreads throughout the city with two glamorous concerts. On the one hand, the Paris-based jazz vocalist, Dee Dee Bridgewater meets with master jazz pianist and composer Ramsey Lewis at 21.00 at the Imperial Garden of Yıldız Palace; on the other hand, one of the premiere pianists in Cuba ErnŠn Lůpez-Nussa, drummer Ruy LÚpez-Nussa and his sons, pianist and composer Harold Lopez-Nussa, Ruy Lopez-Nussa, and Felipe Cabrera are on stage at 22.00 at Feriye Restaurant, OrtakŲy.
Other highlights include British jazz, singer, pianist and songwriter Anthony Strong, jazz pianist Uraz Kıvaner and his quintet share the stage with trumpeter Marco Tamburini at Salon İKSV, Stefano Bollani , Hamilton de Holanda, Melody Gardot, Matthias Eick, Roos Jonker, Bruut!, Salvatore Bonafede Trio, Tin Men and The Telephone.
2013 Istanbul Jazz Festival Website