THE AWARD-WINNING FILMS AT YOUR UNIVERSITY
Ayhan Sicimoglu & Latin Allstars
As Chet Faker concert has been relocated to Volkswagen Arena the same night Babylon stage will be welcoming Turkish percussionist Ayhan Sicimoğlu, with his colorful and...
Christian McBride Trio
Christian McBride, is one of the most important representatives of double bassists today and is closely followed by jazz enthusiasts who know that bass lies at the foundation of music...
Jamie Cullum fascinates audiences during his concerts all around the world and he will meet jazz lovers at the Zorlu Performance Hall. Jamie Cullum received many awards during his career at a young age, including one Grammy...
Kenny Barron & Dave Holland
Jazz can be performed in any band form, from big bands to solo performances but the pleasure of "duo" jazz projects are incomparable for witnessing the musical dialogue...
"Nefes" Duo Kudsi Erguner + Michael Wollny feat. Hamdi Akatay
Neyzen Kudsi Erguner introduced reed flute, the main instrument of Sufi music, as a jazz instrument, and this time he is performing with German jazz pianist Michael Wollny ....
Ibrahim Maalouf "Illusions"
Ibrahim Maalouf who incorporates many different genres of music, from rock to jazz, meets with the Festival followers. Ibrahim Maalouf grew up in Beirut in an intellectual milieu under the influence of his uncle Amin Maalouf...
Pianist and film music composer Leszek Możdżer is considered as the most important jazz musician in the Polish jazz scene after Tomasz Stanko. Despite having ventured into jazz music at a later age, he was quickly...
Sarp Maden Solo
Sarp Maden is one of our artists who has forged a unique style with his guitar tone and technique, a self-educated musician, and he will meet with the festival audience with his solo project. Maden began to play guitar...
Engin Recepoğulları was born in Ankara, in 1980. He studied jazz harmony with Ömür Gidel, and saxophone and improvisation with Ricky Ford. He performed at the 12th European Jazz Festival with the Open Jazz...
Composer, jazz pianist, and music producer, Marcin Masecki will attend to the festival. Even though he is 32 years old, he participated in more than twenty albums with many groups, received many awards including...
There are few rock bands that have influenced jazz musicians as much as "Radiohead" has done. Many musicians and bands, from Brad Mehldau to Christian Scott, have been influenced by this unique band and interpreted...
Maciej Obara's jazz career began with pianist Dominik Wania and entered on a different path after he was invited to "Take Five: Europe" project which about a hundred jazz musicians from France, Britain, the Netherlands...
Polish composer and clarinetist Wacław Zimpel is going to take the stage with his project "HERA". The artist has been critically acclaimed by the most important jazz publications. Zimpell has already gained a place within...
Moses is the daughter of one of the most important living jazz vocalists Dee Dee Bridgewater. She released her first single "Time" at the age of sixteen along with her first video. She recorded five albums after her debut album...
Considered as one of the most important jazz trumpeters of last 10 years , Ambrose Akinmusire was described by "The New Yorker" magazine : "a thrilling young trumpeter and astute bandleader [with a] unique spark in his playing."...
Mario Biondi "Sun"
Mario Biondi who has the ability to dazzle any kind of audience with his warm and emotional voice uses his father's name on stage, who was an Italian pop star of his time. Raised with music, Biondi started singing...
American singer, songwriter, musician and producer, a leading figure of neo-soul genre, Bilal Sayeed Oliver, aka "Bilal", will be at the Babylon stage. The artist has released just three albums since his debut album in 2001...
American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and bandleader Patricia Barber is a leading musician amongst female jazz singers and is followed with admiration not only by jazz lovers, but by music lovers widely....
José James discovered jazz while switching through radio stations when he was a child and now he is considered as one of the leading vocalists and songwriters of the world today. He combines modern jazz, hip hop...
Jungle By Night
Jungle By Night, consists of nine young talents from Amsterdam who have created their unique blend of music. Their individual tastes from hip-hop to jazz, psychedelic rock to reggae and latin music have created...
Based in Germany, born in Brazil, singer and pianist, Dominique Dillon de Byington, known by her stage name "Dillon" will appear at the festival on tour for her second album "The Unknown" released in 2014...
A gifted singer and piano-player, composer, songwriter and arranger, Karsu is a Dutch musician with Turkish roots, born in Amsterdam. She began to play piano at very young age. Karsu performed to warm applause...
İstanbul Gençlik Caz Orkestrası
Istanbul Youth Jazz Orchestra is established under the joint sponsorship of Akbank, one of the oldest corporate supporters of jazz in Turkey and Bahçeşehir University, which approach jazz music from...
Yasmine Hamdan, with origins in Lebanon, became an underground icon in the Arab world with the first indie/electronic band to appear in the Middle East "Soapkills" which she formed in the 2000s...
İlhan Erşahin's Wonderland
Here comes the "Wonderland" project, with musicians who can see the "wonderland" in the chaotic atmosphere of Istanbul. His playing technique has been compared to Sonny Rollins and Joe Henderson, yet Erşahin found...
American artist Kathy Kosins was first recognized as a pop singer in the 80s. She recorded many albums with the cult pop band "Was (Now Was)" that appeared as a guest artist for the rock and jazz stars of the period...
The "wonder boy" of Italian jazz Claudio Flippini, following his classical music training decided to professionalize in jazz. The young artist won the first prize at the European Competition for Piano Solo that was organized...
Born "Nicholas James Murphy," Australian composer and singer Chet Faker is finally in Istanbul. He settled on the name Chet Faker as homage to Chet Baker, the legendary jazz trumpeter....
We are proud to include the first concert of J'ZZ – XPR'SS within Akbank Jazz Festival. This unique project was set out on a journey with the aim of performing the works of the most significant composers in Turkey...
Cukunft featuring Ediz Hafızoğlu
"Cukunft" is the name of the musical project, established under the lead of Raphael Rogiński, who is known as a "charismatic and extraordinarily creative musician" on the Warsaw music scene. The band is aming...
Mehmet Uluğ Tribute Night
Mehmet Uluğ held the director position of Akbank Jazz Festival from beginning of the festival till his passing in 2013. Representing the festival at one of Europe's most important music organisations Europe Jazz Network and managing the festival for 23 years...
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