Jazz is an everlasting sensation that has to this day taken the world by storm, and Istanbul has been more than happy to embrace the culture and art that flows from the movement with their own International Jazz day. Only part of the longstanding cultural harmony Turkey has exhibited with the Jazz movement, the event is scheduled to host it's 20th anniversary come this July.
On 30 April, the sun shone with the hum of jazz tunes in Istanbul, inviting Istanbulites to wake up for a day of a sweet rush in the host city for International Jazz Day 2013. The 32nd International Istanbul Film Festival, a major cinema festival in Europe, had been wrapped up just a couple of weeks prior with yet another collection of unforgettable memories, and the city was ready for the International Jazz Day event to be celebrated in collaboration with the Republic of Turkey and Istanbul Jazz Festival as the host city partner, with preparations underway since winter.
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