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Artists

Bill Frisell Music for Strings
Taking an interest in playing the guitar as a result of his love for blues and soul classics, which he had discovered on the radio during his years as a clarinet student...
David Sanborn
David Sanborn has been an influential saxophonist since the 1970’s, giving direction to contemporary music. With 24 album releases in total, he has achieved one gold and one platinum ...
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Manu Katché
Combining his sense of rhythm, which he inherited from his family roots in Ivory Coast and with academic studies, Manu Katché is one of the rare musicians who has managed...
Joe Lovano & John Scofield
Grammy winning saxophonist Joe Lovano and the guitar virtuoso John Scofield had made a sensation in the world of jazz, when they reunited after 20 years. This time...
Belle and Sebastian
The Scottish band “Bell and Sebastian” is considered as one of the leaders of indie music. Founded with a project on the music industry that was prepared by Stuart Murdoch...
Susanne Sundfør
As one of the most significant musicians to reflect the unique atmosphere of Scandinavian art, Susanne Sundfør takes the stage as a part of the “Ten Love Songs” tour in...
Lizz Wright
American singer and composer Lizz Wright, started making music by singing gospels in her church choir at an early age. Also playing the piano, this young talent...
Kuára Duo
Drummer Markku Ounaskari and pianist Samuli Mikkonen, are among the rare musicians to pour the cultural heritage of their country Finland into contemporary jazz melodies...
Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen
Reis / Demuth / Wiltgen makes music that is peaceful and rich, just like its homeland Luxemburg. Friends from high school, the trio came together to play at a school party...
Şirin Soysal
Şirin Soysal was born in 1980 in Vienna. She spent her childhood years in a number of european cities and graduated from the department of Drama and Theatre Studies at...
Ercüment Orkut
Having taken part in a number of jazz projects as a performer, composer, and arranger for many years, Ercüment Orkut introduces his first solo album “Low Profile” with...
Marc Sinan Oğuz Büyükberber
Traveling across Europe from his base in Amsterdam, the bass clarinet virtuoso Oğuz Büyükberber and Berlin-based guitarist Marc Sinan will be sharing the stage for...
Poppy Ackroyd
One of the guests from London to play at the festival, Poppy Ackroyd puts on memorable performances at her solo concerts. Having learned to play the piano...
Tingvall Trio
Hamburg based Tingvall Trio, anticipated to perform in our country for a long time by the followers of European jazz, is one of the key names of this year’s festival. The band...
Carmen Lundy
Carmen Lundy is not only a strong vocalist, but also one of the most creative composers of jazz with her more than one hundred songs. Having started her career...
Dave Douglas
While being an avant-garde jazz trumpeter, who never strays away from his own style, Dave Douglas has worked with various musicians from Suzanne Vega to Sheryl Crow...
Moriarty
Moriarty, is a musical collective consisting of five musicians with French, American, Swiss and Vietnamese origins. Deriving its name from the Dean Moriarty...
Sinkane
London-born singer Sinkane is a vivid and colorful example for the fusion of world music with jazz. Following a career in music in the US showed that he has always...
The Gaslamp Killer
With his crazy performance and unique set, alternative hip-hop producer and DJ “Gaslamp Killer” lives up to his nickname. Having grown up in the underground scene...
Social Inclusion Band
Setting off with the “Artists Never Stop” statement, Düşler Akademisi believes in the power of music to change the world. SIB calls out for peace, tolerance...
Oran Etkin
Oran Etkin has been considered a rising star in recent years by critics as a jazz clarinetist. The artist, who can expertly play multiple instruments, has a Grammy...
David Murray
Grammy winning jazz musician David Murray’s first visit to Turkey in 1990, 25 years ago, was organized by Mehmet Uluğ. Later on, after the death of Uluğ...
Ester Rada
Considered as a new representative of Middle Eastern music, Ester Rada will be in Turkey for the first time. Inspired by the cosmopolitan life of her homeland, the artist...
Squarepusher
Squarepusher is an extraordinary project by Tom Jenkinson, who is also known as a bass guitarist. One of the key electronic music composers to be inspired by jaz...
Hercules & Love Affair
“Hercules & Love Affair”, the music project of DJ Andy Butler from New York, is a one-of-a-kind ensemble that created an individual style by embellishing electronic...
Get The Blessing
Drawing attention with a unique style by hiding their faces on stage, Get The Blessing has a large group of fans all over the world. This extraordinary English band with Jim Baar...
Ali Perret’s DUDU
DU.DU, is a musical expression composed of the bitter sound of Anatolia and multicultural chaotic sound of New York. This musical ensemble...
Analog Africa Soundsystem
Focused on African and Latin American music, the record label "Analog Africa" comes with a set of rare funk and psychedelic tracks from the 1960s and 1970s...
Dj Maestro
The phrase “where jazz meets dance” is probably the best way to describe DJ Maestro. A famous jazz DJ from Holland, Martjin Barjkhuis (a.k.a DJ Maestro) is best known...
Chris Tofu
One of the first Electro Swing Dj’s in the world, specialising in the Vintage Remix of 1920s to 1960s music, Tofu appears to millions every year via Festivals like Glastonbury...
Cass McCombs
Cass McCombs is an urban poet from California, who prefers telling his stories effortlessly. Although his music is a combination of rock, blues, folk...
Kerem Görsev
Kerem Görsev, one of most professional jazz pianists of Turkey, adds a favorite saxophonist Engin Recepoğulları to his trio consisting of Kağan Yıldız and Ferit Odman...
Jülide Özçelik
etting out with the idea to make Turkish music with universal standards, Jülide Özçelik was appreciated by not only the jazz scene, but a vast group when she released...
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...
Mode XL
Having released their first album titled “Altık Jak” with the Hammer Müzik label in 2003, the duo started achieving a mass audience by taking the stage at hip-hop...
Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra
Korhan Futacı ve Kara Orkestra works like a highly conscious machine, while creating a rich orchestral texture bond to each other with organic ties. It turns the unique...
Önder Focan - Standard A La Turc
Standard A La Turc was formed with the idea to take local popular songs as jazz standards, just like the other jazz musicians around the world. The band covers the...
Aaron Goldberg
American musician Aaron Goldberg is one of the most followed jazz pianists of our day with his unique style. After having grown up in Boston, where there are...
Ece Göksu
Coming from a musical family, Ece Göksu started her musical education at an early age. She developed an interest in jazz while studying classical piano at Hacettepe and...
Elif Çağlar
Having a large group of fans thanks to her peaceful and cheerful voice as well as her stage performance, Elif Çağlar is one of the rare musicians with...