Tonight's concert within the framework of the 12th International Istanbul Jazz Festival features Elvis Costello, considered to be one of the most distinctive musicians to come from Liverpool, an artist not locked into one classification or genre by public perception.
He is a legendary new wave and rock figure, fusing different styles including pop, soul, jazz and reggae and combining these with his unique vocals.
In addition to his hit album titled Imperial Bedroom, recorded with his band The Attractions, Costello has also had a string of solo hits including ballads such as She and I Want You. Last year, Costello released The Delivery Man, which is regarded as a zenith of sorts of his diverse and successful music career. Many critics consider it to be one of his most mature albums to date.
Recently, he has been writing songs for his wife Dianna Krall's albums, who has emerged as one of the great jazz singers of our day in her own right.
Costello will perform accompanied by The Imposters.
July 8 at 9:00 p.m., Cemil Topuzlu Open-air Theater
Ticket prices for the concert are YTL 50, 35, 25