all that jazz

June 27th, 2011

What do Paul Simon, Richard Bona and Raúl Midón have in common? They’ll all be performing at this year’s Istanbul Jazz Festival! Though it may seem like an odd place for jazz, local musicians and world-renown artists will be hitting the streets of this historic city from July 1-19 for the festival, organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts. Performances will be held in such eclectic venues as the former Byzantine Church of Hagia Eirine, the Cemil Topuzlu Open Air Theater and the courtyard of the Archaeological Museum.

Have your tickets but looking for a place to relax after a long day of great music? Opt for Park Hyatt in the heart of Istanbul for a luxurious retreat. Rest up in this modern addition to Istanbul’s classic architecture and allow yourself to be pampered with all the luxuries of home, including spa products by famed perfume specialist Blaise Mautin.

For more information about the jazz festival, go to


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