18th Akbank Jazz Festival

18th Akbank Jazz Festival

The city in a state of jazz

Jazz was born in a city nestled on one of the gentle crescent-shaped bends in the Mississippi River... The word on the streets became jazz. Intense emotions of rage, sadness, hope, and love found a voice through jazz... Although jazz adopted new characteristics as it visited other cities and countries, its foundation remained true to itself. Jazz grew and developed and became one of the richest varieties of music, but its roots remained firmly embedded in the city... It remained true to itself and became a strong voice echoing the feelings and emotions of the streets of the city it was in.

Jazz is inspired by every city...However, when the city in question is Istanbul then a more intense inspiration is in question. Istanbul... Although hundreds of kilometres separate Istanbul from the birthplace of jazz, it is also a city through which water flows... This city- romanticised, calmed, stirred by water- grows in waves and has a different relationship to jazz. The city seems familiar and is reminiscent of the homeland and a soul bursting with love. What a joy that this love affair is mutual.

Just as the city influences jazz, jazz influences the city. It relates something new and provides different perspectives to similar emotions, or it can leave you on your own or make you mingle with crowds. Regardless of everything, it is natural to view things differently when you are overflowing with jazz. Many things that you observe or feel may no longer seem the same.

Istanbul undergoes change with the arrival of jazz...

Just as in previous years, at the forefront of this great change, the Akbank 18th International Jazz Festival is delighted to be welcoming both the masters and new artists of jazz to the city where they will encounter jazz enthusiasts at magical venues.

Hoping that you become part of the change, we wish you many days filled with jazz...

18th Akbank Jazz Festival

9 October - 19 October 2008

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15 APR MON
1

18:00

Seminar The Current Situation in Arts Management

Online Platform – Zoom

16 APR TUE
-
17 APR WED
-
18 APR THU
-
19 APR FRI
1

18:00

Conversation From Traditional to Gaming: The Concept of Play in Murat Palta's Art

Akbank Sanat

20 APR SAT
6

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Colors and Dreams Workshop: T-shirt Painting (Ages 7 to 11)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Colors and Dreams Workshop: Mug Painting (Ages 6 to 10)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Kid Patterns and Repetitions Workshop: Op Art (Ages 9 to 14)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop On Stage and On Camera Acting with Selçuk Yöntem

Akbank Sanat

16:30

Kid Postcard Workshop with Recycled Paper (8 - 13 ages)

Akbank Sanat

21 APR SUN
-
22 APR MON
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

23 APR TUE
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

24 APR WED
3

16:30

Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Seminar Anxiety

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

25 APR THU
4

18:00

Seminar The Museum Project: The Collaboration Between the Architect- Curator And Exhibition Designer

Online Platform – Zoom

18:30

Seminar Crisis of Recognition: Pathologies of Emotional Capitalism

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Conversation Touches of Jazz in the Electronic World

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

26 APR FRI
1

18:00

Seminar Ra Atlas: Yeni Bir Başlangıç

Akbank Sanat

27 APR SAT
8

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Art Balances: Geometric Patterns (Ages 5-8)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Art Reflects: Colorful Emotions (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Film International Dance Films Selection (14:30 - 16:00 Session)

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Kid Art Shines: Lights and Shadows (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Kid Art Drifts: Chasing Traces (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

17:00

Film International Dance Films Selection (17:00 - 18:30 Session)

Akbank Sanat

19:30

Film International Dance Films Selection (19:30 - 21:00 Session)

Akbank Sanat

28 APR SUN
-
29 APR MON
1

20:30

Dance Scene of Anxieties

Alan Kadıköy

30 APR TUE
1

18:00

Seminar I am Playing, Therefore I Exist!: Aesthetics and Rhetoric in Games

Akbank Sanat

01 MAY WED
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02 MAY THU
1

18:00

Conversation Art Direction in Independent Games

Akbank Sanat

03 MAY FRI
1

18:00

Workshop Drawing From Your Identity to Create Unique Games: A Round Trip Through Concept Generation

Akbank Sanat

04 MAY SAT
1

15:00

Workshop Playing with Illustration

Akbank Sanat

05 MAY SUN
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