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15th International İstanbul Jazz Festival to end with Lenny Kravitz concert
The 15th International İstanbul Jazz Festival, organized by İstanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts and sponsored by GarantiBank, will concluded with a concert that Lenny Kravitz will give at Kuruçeşme Arena on Wednesday evening, 30 July 30th. One of the legendary names of rock music, Kravitz will be appearing before fans in İstanbul for the first time on a world tour that he set out on to promote his latest album It Is Time For A Love Revolution.
The concert is a joint undertaking of BKM and Virgin Radio with GarantiBank acting as show sponsor. Concert tickets paid for with a GarantiBank credit card automatically take advantage of a 20% discount. If the tickets are purchased from a Garanti Paramatik, they are also exempt from the normal service charge.
Known for such hits as “Fly Away”, “Are You Gonna Go My Way?”, and “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”, Lenny Kravitz won the Grammy awards for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” five years in a row between 1998 and 2001. Although he has childhood memories of such jazz greats as Duke Ellington, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, and Miles Davis–who were friends of his parents–Kravitz decided to pursue a music career outside the confines of jazz. He first gained fame with this top-of-the-charts hit “Justify My Love”, which he composed for Madonna. As an artist he has produced works in a variety of styles such as soul, pop, funk, folk, and hard rock in addition to straight rock.