One of the world’s most important figures of popular music, Stevie Wonder will visit Istanbul this September, for his first concert here.
Garanti Jazz Green is featuring celebrated American singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer and activist Stevie Wonder. The master pianist and singer of soul music will take the santralistanbul stage September 14.
Blind since shortly after birth, Wonder is best known for singles such as “Superstition,” “Sir Duke,” “I Wish” and “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” Well known albums also include “Talking Book,” “Innervisions” and “Songs in the Key of Life.”
Winner of 22 Grammy awards
Stevie Wonder has recorded more than 30 U.S. top ten hits and received 22 Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist. Wonder is also noted for his work as an activist for political causes, including his 1980 campaign to make Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a holiday in the United States. In 2009, Wonder was named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. In 2008, Billboard magazine released a list of the Hot 100 All-Time Top Artists to celebrate the U.S. singles chart’s 50th anniversary, with Wonder at number five.
Winner of 25 Grammies including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Stevie Wonder continues to be an inspiration for numerous musicians around the world, of various genres ranging from jazz to pop.
Stevie Wonder’s first concert in Istanbul will be realized on Friday, 14 September at santralistanbul, as part of the “Garanti Caz Yesili” series of Garanti Bank, who has been supporting jazz and related genres for the last 15 years. The “Garanti Caz Yeşili” (Garanti Jazz Green) series were initiated in 1998 to support the Istanbul Jazz Festival, and have helped spreading the music since then. Garanti Bank will sponsor Stevie Wonder’s long awaited concert on the occasion of the 15th anniversary of the series.
The tickets will be available on Saturday, 2 June through Biletix sales channels, main box office at İKSV and Garanti Bank ATMs.