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Thursday, 28 July 2011

Istanbul Jazz Festival to close with Joss Stone

Grammy award winning soul singer Joss Stone will close the 18th Istanbul Jazz Festival today in Turkey.

The singer, who will be making her first appearance in Turkey is famed for her powerful soulful voice and has been dubbed as the next Aretha Franklin.

Organized by the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts and sponsored by Garanti Bank, the festival has featured 40 concerts and more than 300 local and foreign artists. Stars who attended include: Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, Joss Stone, and Aretha Franklin among others. It was one of the best summer music festivasl in the region this year and the closing of the festival should not be missed by music fans.

Istanbul had been looking forward to hosting the Jazz Festival and follows the successful Pride Parade last month in Istanbul.

The concert will take place at 9pm at santralistanbul Kıyı Amfi.

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