PSM Jazz Festival: John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension
25 April 20:30 - Turkcell Stage
Doors: 20.30
John McLaughlin & The 4th Dimension: 21.00

A stunning performance from one of the greatest guitar virtuosos alive.

John McLaughlin, who started his career in London in the early 1960s, came to New York in the early 1970s and joined the group of Miles Davis, playing guitar in In a Silent Way and Bitches Brew, two albums that became groundbreaking Fusion Jazz classics. Immediatly after that period, he created the Mahavishnu Orchestra, guiding new generations for decades with the pool of inspiration it created by blending Electric Jazz and Rock Music with Eastern traditions. Achieving fame with the Mahavishnu Orchestra, John McLaughlin is regarded as one of the best guitarists ever with his rich career.

Heavily inspired by Indian music, his sophisticated that also blends Jazz with Flamenco, and Blues shape guitar music for 50 years. John McLaughlin is the creator of wild solos with fuzzy tones, and bold, unpredictable, intricate melodies. Winner of last year’s Grammy Award for Best Improvisation Jazz Solo, McLaughlin has collaborated with Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucia, Carlos Santana, and the Indian tabla master Zakir Hussein.

“The moment you start to talk about playing music, you destroy music. It cannot be talked about. It can only be played, enjoyed and listened to.”

John McLaughlin, 1982

jazz · guitar · fusion · improvisation 

April
25
20:30
Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.
  Participants under the age of 8 cannot attend the performance.  
Seating
  Seating  
Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.
  Entrance to the performance with professional audio and video recording devices is strictly prohibited.  
This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.
  This performance venue is wheelchair friendly.  
Turkcell Stage

Turkcell Stage, being among the world’s limited numbered most developed performance centers with its technological equipment, provides an exclusive and delighting experience to its guests with its enriched acoustic features.

Turkcell Stage expands to a space of 1.570 m2 in total including the 350 m2 movable area, (with 36 m height, 22 m wideness and 24 m depth) 528 m2 stage and backstage. The stage, formed of 12 separate elevators, comes to the fore with its construction enabling entrance to the under stage entrances. The totally mechanic orchestra pit, also being able to be used as a downstage seating area, is situated so comfortable and huge that it can host the greatest symphony orchestras. Turkcell Stage, with a construction of two balconies and a capacity of 2.190 people, puts the best equipment at the art lovers’ disposal with its advanced technological video, sound and light systems. Zorlu PSM, directing Turkey’s art life significantly, has hosted approximately 1000 performances such as the Cats musical, The Phantom of Opera, Gerard Depardieu, Hugh Jackman, PJ Harvey, Damien Rice and about 1 million audiences since the time it was opened. Zorlu PSM, in its 3rd season with a totally new format, also built a new concert area that can be positioned as a winter concert area in İstanbul with a capacity of being able to host 3500 guests standing. The PSM has been continuing both Turkish and foreign thematic standing concerts without slowing down.