Stevie Wonder set to perform in Istanbul for first time

American funk-soul legend Stevie Wonder will perform in Istanbul on September 14th for the first time. The concert will be the long-awaited and eagerly anticipated cap to the summer’s concert season.

American singer, songwriter and world-renown musician Stevie Wonder will bring his famous R&B rhythms, jazz beats and soul styling to Istanbul for the fist time on September 14th when he performs a much anticipated concert at KüçükÇiftlik Park Maçka.

Wonder will perform as part of the Garanti Jazz Green concert series “Garanti Caz Yeşili“, supported and funded by Garanti Bank, a patron of jazz and its related music genres in Turkey for the last 15 years.

Stevie Wonder is perceived as one of the biggest names in music history, with high album sales, high-profile collaborations, numerous charity works, countless television appearances and a decisive political impact. He has been a highly influential figure in popular music since his early career success in the 1960s thanks to his vocals, unique musical style and memorable compositions. Among Wonder’s best known works are 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. He has recorded more than thirty U.S. top ten hits and received twenty-two Grammy Awards, the most ever awarded to a male solo artist.

Winner of 25 Grammies, including the prestigious Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, Wonder continues to be an inspiration for numerous musicians around the world in various genres ranging from jazz to pop.

Wonder’s first concert in Istanbul will be held September 14th at Küçükçiftlik Park. The Garanti Jazz Green series was initiated in 1998 to support the Istanbul Jazz Festival and has since aided in spreading a love of jazz music throughout the city since then. Garanti Bank will sponsor Wonder’s long awaited concert as part of the series’ 15th anniversary.

Stevie Wonder
Where: KüçükÇiftlik Park Maçka
When: 14 September 2012

Author: istanbul

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