A February of jazz at CRR (via Daily News)

The Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IBB) Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall will host living legends and famous names from the world of jazz during an eight-day program, Jazz February, between Feb. 20 and 26.

The opening concert of the event will be performed by the master of alto saxophone, Lee Konitz, on Feb. 20. A renowned name of be-bop and avant-garde, Konitz will be accompanied by pianist Walter Lang, whom he calls “my son.” 

The program titled “travel to jazz with children and youth,” pianist and Professor Islam Manafov will be at the CRR foyer on Feb. 21. 

During the free event, Manfov will speak about the progression of jazz music and famous composers of jazz.

On the same day, the guitar virtuoso Al Di Meola will be the guest of CRR as part of a tour for his new album “Elysium.” 

A great master of fusion music and Latin jazz both in acoustic and electronic guitar, Di Meola will present his new project, “Elysium and More Unplugged.”

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