The Good Music in Town concerts will once again revive audiences in Istanbul, starting with world famous jazz soloist Diana Krall, who has won five Grammy awards. As part of her world tour for her new album, Canadian jazz queen Krall will take the stage on Oct. 27 at Zorlu PSM.
One of the most successful jazz artists, Krall is the only jazz singer to have eight albums that have debuted at the top of the Billboard Jazz Albums. In addition to five Grammies, she has won eight Juno Awards and earned nine gold, three platinum, and seven multi-platinum albums.
Krall’s 12th studio album “Wallflower” features pop classics including the Mamas and Papas’ “California Dreamin,” Eagles’ “Desperado,” Jim Croce’s “Operator,” Crowded House’s “Don’t Dream It’s Over” and Bob Dylan’s “Wallflower.”
Another starter of the Good Music in Town concerts will be Andre Rieu. Known as one of the most important musicians of the century, Dutch violinist Andre Rieu will be in Ankara and Istanbul once again for two concerts.
He is best known for creating the waltz-playing Johann Strauss Orchestra, founded in 1987. Rieu and the orchestra have performed throughout Europe, North and South America and Japan. Winning a number of awards, including two World Music Awards, their recordings have gone gold and platinum in many countries, including 8-times platinum in the Netherlands.
He has recorded both a DVD and CD repertoire at his own recording studio in Maastricht in a wide range of classical music, as well as popular and folk music, plus music from well-known soundtracks and musical theater. His lively orchestral presentations, in tandem with marketing, have attracted worldwide audiences to this subgenre of classical music.
Rieu will be on the stage in Ankara Arena on Nov. 5 and Istanbul Ülker Sports Arena on Nov. 7.
100th birthday of Frank Sinatra
The last event of the Good Music in Town will be “Sinatra and Friends,” a tribute to a “Rat Pack” show to celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday anniversary at Zorlu Performance Center on November 20-21.
The show pays tribute to the legendary stars of the Rat Pack with exceptional vocalists Tam Ward, George Daniel Long and Mark Adams, performing respectively as Frank Sinatra, Davis Jr. and Dean Martin. The timeless songs of this era, which ruled Las Vegas and Hollywood during the 1950s-1960s, have remained popular with audiences of all ages for decades and continue to thrill and entertain to this day.
The Good Music in Town concerts are organized with IEG Live organization under the main sponsorship of Yapı Kredi.