PSM Jazz Festival: Lisa Ekdahl
30 May 2021 - 20:30 - Turkcell Platinum Stage
Doors: 20.30

Lisa Ekdahl, a Swedish star bloomed in French melodies, will be a guest of PSM Jazz Festival and enchant us with her style on May 30th in Turkcell Platinum Stage!


Lisa Ekdahl was brought into superstardom overnight in Scandinavia in the winter of 1994. Her debut album was a huge success, it gave her three Grammy awards. The fragility and sensitivity of hers, combined with a laid back style, dazzled fans and critics. Her music reached out to many European countries, especially France has fallen for her understated way of performing jazz standards, and original songs. Her first recording job was as a background vocalist. Even though it did not turn out well, Lisa was discovered and offered to make her own record: “Lisa Ekdahl”, her debut album. When she was 19, she started to perform in small jazz clubs with Swedish jazz trio “The Peter Nordahl trio”. Lisa & the trio played a series of concerts at club La Villa in the Saint Germain area of Paris. Later, they released two albums together: “When did you leave Heaven” & “Back to earth”. Lisa released the bossa nova album “Lisa Ekdahl sings Salvadore Poe” in 2001, gaining a lot of appreciation in Europe. After living in NYC for some time Lisa went back to Stockholm to record the 9 original compositions for “Give me that slow knowing smile”, released in 2009.


“You sometimes feel meaningless. Otherwise, I do not think it's time to play such a big role. I can always write songs. I'll sing to delirium. The music is really a free zone for me. I can thank the life of this gift.”


pop/rock | jazz

Turkcell Platinum Stage

Another saloon of Zorlu PSM is the Turkcell Platinum Stage with its natural acoustic feature...

The place takes up a space of 315 m2 in total together with the 156 m2 stage and backstage which has 12 m wideness, 13m depth and 12 m height. It enables entrance to the under stage like the Main Theater. It has the characteristics of a sophisticated theater with its carefully designed audio system which is properly chosen suitable to the natural acoustic. Turkcell Platinum Stage which is equipped with the last technological advances has got unique sound, light and video equipment inside. 

The saloon with 717 seat capacity is formed of balcony and parterre areas.  It has hosted many different works up to now with PSM production and presented in corporation with Talimhane Tiyatrosu such as the "Seni Seviyorum, Mükemmelsin, Şimdi Değiş" musical, the Yoldan Çıkan Oyun theater, as an extraordinary silent theater the "Smashed" show, several native theater groups and the Shakespeare's Globe Theatre which is considered as one of the groups presenting Shakespeare's plays in the best way. Zorlu also met art lovers with many Children's Theaters, many artists such as Fazıl Say, Riff Cohen, Sir James Galway, our young jazz artist Karsu, events and theaters.