Tayfun Kesgin

Tayfun Kesgin

This year Istanbul might have celebrated the centenary edition of its International Jazz Festival but International Caz (the Turkish linguistic variation of the word jazz) had already come into town almost twenty years ago.

In 1984 the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts had brought Chick Corea to the Istanbul (Culture) Festival, today the same Foundation organizes a Festival dedicated to jazz music - well, not puritanically that is. Some outfits of pop, soul and rock have infiltra