Located in the district of Ortaköy in Istanbul, the magical city at the border between Europe and Asia, the Istanbul Jazz Center is most probably one of the best places you might end up to when hungry for jazz. Its excellent acoustic and incredible equipment – the Yamaha C7 piano, handmade acoustic bass and two separate handcrafted Maple Premier – has made the venue one of city’s finests.
Throughout the years several stars have stopped by the Jazz Center: bassists Stanley Clarke and Anthony Jackson, Grammy Award winner trumpeter Chris Botti, piano sensation Freddy Cole and many more. The IJC is the place to go to get immersed into a sea of jazz.
The seminars about the history of jazz, hosted by Hülya Tunçag every Saturday between 14 and 16, make you got back to the origins of one of the most influential music genres. In addition, the Jazz Center, through the web site www.istanbuljazzradio.com, does broadcast with approximately 5000 cd’s archive for 24 hours for precious jazz lovers and meet their needs of quality music in home and office during the day.
And the experience at the ICJ doesn’t end here! The exotic menus served every day (except for Sunday) starting from 19, the selection of wines and fancy drinks make your stay at the venue unforgettable.
A location that pays tribute to jazz with seminars, pleasing interior, sophisticated equipment and fantastic gigs by some of the world’s greatest musicians… top-class food and drinks… Still wondering why the Istanbul Jazz Center is music venue worth visiting?