Friday, June 29th, 2018
Zorlu Performing Arts Center
Summer begins with the 25th Istanbul Jazz Festival! This evening will start with Ağaçkakan, the solo project of Burkay Yalnız, who is one of the most prolific names in hip-hop. After releasing albums in 2013 and 2014, Yalnız, a.k.a. Ağaçkakan, dropped another LP titled A Naşkvit in September 2017. In addition to his solo projects he is also known for his work with bands such as roadside.picnic, Sahtekar, heranherşeyolabilir and he is sure to pull you in with his high-energy performance. The second act of the evening,Ediz Hafızoğlu, one of the most successful drummers of the Turkish jazz scene who, this year, released his sophomore album 13, which he dedicated to the limitless power of change, will bewitch you with his songs that masterfully communicate his changing moods that evolve from darkness to light and chaos to order and his music which he brings to life without getting caught up in boundaries.