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From His Career: Bonobo
One of Britain’s biggest gifts to the music scene, Bonobo released Migration last January as the latest installment of a musical journey that stretches all around...
Chasing Closely:
Wolfgang Muthspiel Trio
Jazz music fans develop certain discovery tools over the years for new, upcoming, exciting names and such tools have certain indicators. One of most influential...
Adam Baldych, Helge Lien
 
Adam Baldych, who has raised interest in the jazz scene after he was asked to accompany one of the world’s most influential violin virtuosos, Jan Luc Pontry...
A Short Intro to 27th Akbank jazz Festival

   

Images From Jazz, Sounds From The City Prior to this’s year’s 27th Akbank Jazz Festival, a special project by 21 artists from different disciplines will be brought to life. Varying disciplines including photography...
In Honor Of His 75th Birthday, Quotes From Gilberto Gil Musician, politician and artist Gilberto Gil remains to be one of the most inspiring figures of music scene as he turned 75 at 26th June. As an important representative...
Barbershop Istanbul’s Four-Year Journey Barbershop Istanbul -with their take on classic and modern barbershop- took the stage on May 30th at Akbank Sanat within the scope of Modern Vocal Days. The...
Four Interesting Books About Sun Ra Sun Ra, among the most interesting figures of the 20th century’s artistic and cultural world, was known for his cosmic philosophy and musical perspective that knew...
Nine Must-Watch Films In Recent Latin American Cinema During the month of May, Akbank Sanat is presenting cinema lovers screenings of nine important, prize-winning recent period Latin American films. The films...
Before Le Bang Bang: Influential bass-vocal duos Le Bang Bang, who will take the stage on May 24th at Akbank Sanat within the scope of Modern Vocal Days, create an impressive atmosphere with...
A Musician Beyond Borders: Martin Kohlstedt German pianist Martin Kohlstedt, who will appear at Akbant Sanat on the 12th of April within the scope of the XJAZZ festival, has set himself apart from his contemporaries...
An Interview With Sinan Erşahin After His Akbank Sanat Concert Considered one of Turkey’s most important classical guitarists, Sinan Erşahin took the stage at Akbank Sanat on April 19th with a special performance. We spoke with...
Philip Glass on His 80th Birthday Philip Glass, one of the most important composers of the 20th century, will be celebrated with a number of special events and performances on the account of his...
Music's General Approach in Recent-Era Romanian Cinema In Romania from the 2000s to the present, young directors have been making films loaded with political and social commentary. This ‘new wave’ carries the influence of...
Four Special Albums Recorded In The Honor Of Philip Glass The 80th birthday of Philip Glass, one of the most important figures in the history of music, is being celebrated throughout the world with various special events and...
100 Years After the First Recorded Jazz Album 20th century American composer George Gershwin says “Life is a lot like jazz... It's best when you improvise.” This quote is very familiar to everyone, also it sums...
Images and Sounds from today’s Netherlands Netherlands Contemporary Cinema demonstrations will take place in Akbank Sanat between 11-25 February. 5 movies will be demonstrated so the viewers can...
Guitar Days guests in quotes
 
Between January 11-31, the Akbank Sanat Guitar Days will feature some master guitarists from all over the world. Among the acclaimed musicians include Czech...
Cuban Music in Cinema
 
The World Music Days, brought to you by Akbank Sanat, will come to an end on December 28th with a concert from Luis Frank and Lazara Cachao Lopez entitled...
A Journey Into the Roots
 
At Akbank Sanat, within the scope of the World Music Days concerts, we continue to listen to the masters who represent traditional music from different geographies. In this series, this week we are going to...
Silent Cinema and Jazz
 
Is it a coincidence that the first sound film was The Jazz Singer? Where did the story begin with cinema and jazz? Historically, both found a place in daily life beginning at the end of...
The Legendary Composer’s 150th Birthday We celebrate the 150th birthday of Erik Satie, who with his music formed a bridge between classical music and minimalism, using melody and repetitive chord progressions...
Language Of Differences:
Two Rivers
Amir ElSaffar was born near Chicago, to an Iraqi father and an American mother. While searching for his own unique voice as a musician in his 20’s, ElSaffar decides to...
Tony Allen’s Tribute to
Art Blakey
Tony Allen’s name has become synonymous with Afrobeat, the genre that combined Nigerian and Ghanaian music...
A Magical Journey In Sound
 
Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita invited us to his geography of sound on October 17, at the intimate stage of Akbank Sanat. Coming from a family of jazz...
Paolo Fresu – Omar Sosa Duo Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Omar Sosa brings various cultures rooted in Africa and the musical traditions that have taken shape under the continent’s influence back together by...
Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Iranian American artist Amir ElSaffar creates common ground between modern jazz and Middle Eastern music culled from seemingly disparate musical traditions, his classical western training and the...
Orkesta Mendoza feat.
Salvador Duran
Orkesta Mendoza, led my multi-instrumentalist and composer Sergio Mendoza, has been breathing new life in to the Latin tradition since 2009. Blending...
Discovery Guide   Now in its 26th year, the Akbank Jazz Festival programme features legendary artists right alongside the next generation of jazz musicians from all over the world...
Ron Carter Inducted into cult music publication DownBeat’s Hall of Fame, which honours legendary jazz musicians, American composer and musician Ron Carter is...
The Hidden Faces Of Jazz The extensive and passionate history of jazz music is littered with countless faces that may go unnoticed or we may never come to know. Even some of jazz’s...
Imany Five years ago, French musician Imany introduced her soothing and unique voice first to Europe and then to the rest of the world through her debut album. Now, the artist, who initially modelled before...
Cities Of Jazz Tracing performers, creators, companies, and movements throughout music history, we see that many different styles have originated and become prevalent in certain places across the globe, and...
A Breeze Of Jazz Across The Silver Screen Evolving through time and breaking off into countless pieces, jazz music has always found a place for itself amidst other art forms, especially through the...
We Asked Jazz Connoisseurs Of Turkey Getting ready to host a slew of prized and talented jazz musicians for the 26th time, this year’s Akbank Jazz Festival will also bring music lovers together with many...
Albums That Shaped Jazz History As our countdown towards the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival continues, we’ve featured some of the names, spaces, and stories that have impacted the genre, and now...
Ferit Odman
 
Ferit Odman will be taking the stage at the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival with a selection of special guests. Before doing so, we had an enjoyable chat with Odman, talking...
Tony Allen   At the head of the most important names of the Afrobeat movement, drummer Tony Allen will be among the guests of the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival. The drummer forr...
The ABC’s Of Jazz We continue our countdown towards the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival with the unforgettables of jazz history. Featuring some of the stand out figures, entities, recordings, and a multitude interesting...
Jülide Özçelik Jülide Özçelik is the artist taking the stage at this year’s Jazz on Campus concert series, held across college campuses in multiple Turkish cities every year. We talked to Özçelik, who also performed at last...
As Told By Drummers Among the drummers who will undoubtedly give thrilling performances at this year’s Akbank Jazz Festival are Gökçe Gürçay of Gevende and Ediz Hafızoğlu, who released his debut solo album...
Jazz On Campus One of the Akbank Jazz Festival’s most distinctive sections, Jazz on Campus will be meeting with jazz lovers once again from 24 October – 4 November. The Jazz on Campus concerts, which will feature...