This year’s Palatia Jazz Festival in the beautiful Pfalz region (Riesling paradise!) has announced its line-up. The party begins with a duo concert by Vincent Peirani and Émile Parisien at the Gedächtniskirche in Speyer on May 27th. Also on the menu: Dieter Ilg Trio, China Moses, Lars Danielsson Group, Tingvall Trio, Omer Klein Trio, Ambrose Akinmusire Quartet, and many more. Make sure to check out all the beautiful and extra special venues and don’t forget to bathe in the extraordinary Rieslings.
More info right here: http://palatiajazz.de/
Also coming up is the 24th Istanbul Jazz Festival, running from July 4th to July 20th. Yes, a Jazz Festival still exists in this country which treats freedom of speech and human rights like it is ruled by a mentally deficient dictator. In over 50 concerts, artists like Kandace Springs, Nik Bärtsch, Paco de Lucia, Hindi Zahra, Jacky Terrasson & Stephane Belmondo, and lots more will wave the Jazz flag.
Here’s where you can get all necesary info: http://http://caz.iksv.org/