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Performers

Ali Perret’s DU.DU
A musical fusion of melancholic Anatolian tunes and chaotic sounds of multicultural New York, DU.DU is a project by the world-renowned duduk (double reed flute) player Suren Asaduryan...
Alper Yılmaz Trio
Bass player, composer and arranger Alper Yılmaz, globally acclaimed for his first two albums, ‘Clashes’ and ‘Over the Clouds’, will take part in the festival with his brand new work...
Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers
“Two Rivers”, combining jazz and modal music, was formed under the leadership of innovative jazz musician, Amir ElSaffar. The Iraqi-American trumpet player has played with the likes...
Awesome Tapes From Africa
“Awesome Tapes From Africa”, which is the blog project of a tape culture addict Brian Shimkovitz, is an internet project, consists of records which may have never left their local area before...
Bulut Gülen “Su”
One of the rare musicians who uses the trombone as a solo instrument, Bulut Gülen worked with important trombone artists such as Bedii Durham and Aycan Teztel. He joined Istanbul...
Charenee Wade Presents: The Gil Scott – Heron Project
Charenee Wade was introduced to the jazz world through her performances at ‘Dianne Reeves Young Artist Workshop’ at...
Deniz Taşar “Uykuda Bir Bulut”
Deniz Taşar began singing in high school with the Robert College Orchestra and following the “Best Cover” award she received at the 2013 JAmZZ Akbank Jazz Festival Young Talents Contest...
DJ Chris Tofu
Reinterpreting and re-editing old swing records, DJ Chris Tofu plays 20s and 30s greatest swing jazz hitsand rarities. He has created its own dance floor friendly genre called “electro swing”, coming...
Ediz Hafızoğlu “Nazdrave” & Arkadaşları
Drummer Ediz Hafızoğlu, is a studio and concert musician working with not only jazz, but also pop, rock and ethnic music bands. Beginning in the village of Paisevo, Bulgaria and currently...
Erik Truffaz Quartet
The French trumpet player Erik Truffaz is an authentic musician blending electronica, drum ‘n’ bass and hip-hop with some raw jazz. He has a unique position in the world of jazz thanks...
Fatih Erkoç
Fatih Erkoç was born in a musician family and was introduced to the violin and the harmonica when he was only 3 years old. He started his music education in Istanbul Municipal...
Ferit Odman
A member of the young generation of Turkish musicians, Ferit Odman has released three albums so far with exceptional recording quality which created a steady fan base of audiophiles...
Gevende “Bilinmeyen ve Daha Önce Çalınmamış Parçalar”
Gevende made a name for themselves in Eskişehir, which was then spread over Istanbul after their winning performance at Roxy Music Days. Their music can be defined as a blend of...
İlham Gencer
The Grand Pera Ballroom, which hosted unforgettable balls and concerts throughout its more than 120-year history, now celebrates the 90th birthday of maestro jazz pianist İlham Gencer...
Imany
A very valuable asset to today's soul music, Imany possesses an exquisitely pure voice. With a background in athletics and modeling, her musical journey started in the US. Growing up...
Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet
Drummer and vibraphonist Jason Marsalis is the youngest musician of the Marsalis family, the most famous jazz family of New Orleans. Following in the footsteps of his big brothers Branford...
Jonny Rock (DJ Set)
Having worked with famous DJs such as Luke Solomon, Justin Harris and Derrick Carter, Jonny Rock usually combines the genres of “underground disco, old school Chicago house and boogie...
Manouche Ala Turca
Guitar player and songwriter Bilal Karaman takes the stage with his new project, combining local melodies with Gypsy jazz, which has recently become increasingly popular around...
Masayoshi Fujita
Berlin-based Japanese instrumentalist and composer Masayoshi Fujita, a.k.a. “El fog”, stands out from the others with his unusual use of the acoustic instrument, the vibraphone. Influenced...
Orkestra Mendoza Feat. Salvador Duran
Born in Cuba, Mambo music has continued flourishing in Mexico and the US. It was Pérez Prado, a.k.a. “the King of Mambo”, who introduced this genre to the world. The Mexican...
Önder Focan & Şallıel Bros “Funkbook”
The ‘Funkbook’ project was born at a Nardis Jazz Club concert where the masterful jazz guitarist Önder Focan played alongside two saxophonists, Şallıel Brothers. Highly praised, this...
Paolo Fresu - Omar Sosa Duo
The trumpet player, Paolo Fresu, and jazz pianist, Omar Sosa, released their duo album “Lara” in 2012, which sharply increased their popularity in Europe. 4 years later, the duo has now...
Poldoore (LIVE)
Belgian DJ and producer Poldoore, who mostly uses hip hop and soul trip-hop at slow tempo, produces different melodies and sounds with a light texture, and makes substantial use...
Ray Blue Band
New York based saxophonist Ray Blue began studying the clarinet before switching to saxophone. His improvisations stay true to the roots of jazz with touches of Blues and African melodies...
Ron Carter Golden Striker Trio
Ron Carter, already with 2 Grammys to his name, received recognition from the French government by being named Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters. Considered one...
Saul Williams
Recognised as a rapper by many, Saul Williams is a unique artist who has a compelling background in various branches of art, ranging from poetry to movies. Known for his music style...
Selen Beytekin
Selen Beytekin was born in Istanbul in 1987. At the age of 8, she worked with pianist Ergican Saydam. Beytekin took part in a cappella choirs during her high school years, and worked...
Sokratis Sinopoulos Quartet
As one of the few lyra players who perform at an international level, Sokratis Sinopoulos began by playing the classical guitar. He toured around Greece and Europe with the children's...
Stefano Battaglia
Born in Milano, Stefano Battaglia is a reputable figure in the circles of classical music, owing to his large repertoire of baroque and modern music. He performed as a solo pianist at festivals...
Timuçin Şahin Trio
Introducing music lovers to a whole new musical perspective with an authentic guitar playing style and unique compositions, Timuçin Şahin pursues his musical journey in New York, which...
Tony Allen
Drummer, composer, and songwriter of Nigerian origin, Tony Allen, learned how to play drums on his own by listening to legendary drummers such as Art Blakey and Max Roach. In the midst...
Tuluğ Tırpan, Okay Temiz & Juan Garcia Herreros Project
Three significant musicians who like to mix different genres will share the stage for a supragenre performance. Master of...