PSM Jazz Festival: Anouar Brahem Quartet
22 May 2021 - 20:30 - Turkcell Stage
Doors: 20.30

Eastern music history comes to life at PSM Jazz Festival on May 22nd with Anouar Brahem Quartet!

Anouar Brahem, one of the greatest musicians in the Arab world, studied classical Arabic music with udî Ali Sriti. He played in wedding orchestras at a young age. He collaborated with many master artists from different cultures such as Jan Garbarek, Richard Galliano, Dave Holland, Manu Dibango, Shaukat Hussain. For the first time, Anouar Brahem will perform a mix of different projects from successful albums and new arrangements from his ECM albums: The Astounding Eyes of Rita, Thimar, Madar, Blue Maqams, Astrakan Café, and Le Voyage de Sahar. Dark and warm melodies of bass clarinet and oud, brought together by Anouar Brahem, accompanied by Klaus Gesing, Björn Meyer, and Khaled Yassine, will come to life on May 22nd at the PSM Jazz Festival.


Anouar Brahem oud

Klaus Gesing bass clarinet

Björn Meyer bass

Khaled Yassine darbouka, bendir


jazz | world music | folk

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.