Jazz in town: The European Jazz Festival in Izmir

Looking for a reason to visit Izmir in spring? You’ve just found one! Jazz comes to Izmir!

Izmir and its Colorful Culture

As one of the oldest port cities of the world, Izmir has always been recognised as an important meeting point for people with different cultures, languages and religions. It’s a metropolis suitable for all travelers with its high-standard facilities, and expositions and festivals held throughout the year.

The Izmir European Jazz Festival organised by IKSEV (Izmir Foundation for Culture, Arts and Education) is one of many exciting cultural initiatives that take place in the beautiful coastal city. The festival which aim to bring jazz lovers and world renowned jazz masters together. The event is held every year in March. Performers and bands from Turkey, Germany, Austria, Italy, France and Greece with their experimental and electronic music, constitute the finest examples of European Jazz. The festival offers a panorama of what’s going on in jazz in modern Europe. Also the event gives a historical perspective and the latest discoveries by musicians along with many events and workshops.

Jazz for everyone

Don’t worry if you’re not an expert listener, as jazz is a high-spirited and imaginative form of music, which has many sub-genres so it’s very likely that one of these styles is your vibe. You can see a range of great jazz at the Izmir European Jazz Festival. Just make sure to follow the concert program and listen to samples on Youtube in advance.

Enjoy workshops and exhibitions:

Apart from a number of great concerts, you can also attend to colorful events and workshops within the festival, which are all open to public such as jazz poster and photography exhibitions, jazz writing and music workshops and movie screenings.

The festival takes place at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Center which can easily be reached from Park Inn by Radisson İzmir by car or bus. Click here for directions

Book your stay with Park Inn by Radisson Izmir and enjoy a jazzy spring while you stay in the happiest hotel to be in town.


Tickets online: www.biletix.com

Call Center: 0850 755 55 55

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