22th Akbank Jazz Festival

22th Akbank Jazz Festival

Akbank Jazz Festival,which is one of the longest running festivals of Turkey, brought worldwide renowned jazz artists together with music lovers. During the festival, which covered the city with different colors of jazz for three weeks between the 3rd and 21st of October 2012, 63 concerts were performed in 10 cities with the participation of 300 artists. The festival was full of workshops, panels, competitions, jazz brunches, Jazz at the Campus and Jazz at the High Schools Workshops in addition to the rich concert program.

The festival hosted worldwide renowned jazz artists in our country in its 22nd year, as it does every year, and it provided young musicians with the opportunity to showcase their performances and share the same stage with the masters of jazz. The 22nd Akbank Jazz Festival took place in 38 different venues including Lütfi Kırdar International Congress and Exhibition Center, Akbank Sanat, Babylon, Nardis, The Seed and Caddebostan Culture Center.

Notes from the 22nd Akbank Jazz Festival

The 22nd Akbank Jazz Festival started with the opening concerts of The Three Ladies of Bluesin Babylon and the Snow Owl Quartet in Akbank Sanat on the 3rd of October 2012, Wednesday.

Some of the most prominent names in the Festival were Anthony Braxton, who is musician, composer, philosopher and teacher, Greek pianist and composer Eleni Karaindrou,who is one of the most important film and theater music composers of our day; Ibrahim Maalouf, who added a new dimension to the jazz trumpet; Rudresh Mahanthappa, who is widely appreciated for his peculiar tone; Gregory Porter, who defined as "the next biggest male jazz vocal" by music critics;German jazz pianist Jens Thomas, who adapted songs of the rock group AC/DC to jazz and Norwegian writer, composer and pianist Ketil Bjørnstad.

Swedish trombone virtuoso and vocalist; Nils Landgren, German pianist Michael Wollny ,who received the ECHO Jazz Award, Johan Norberg, who is most respectable guitarists of the Scandinavian music scene; Swedish musician Lars Danielsson, who redrew the limits of his instrument contrabass; German drummer Wolfgang Haffner, who has contributed to more than 250 albums; Cæcilie Norby, who is jazz diva of Denmark; Céline Bonacina, who is one of the important names of baritone saxophone and Finnish trumpet player Verneri Pohjola, shared the same stage for The ACT Jubilee Nightconcert, which was another special project of the Festival.

The Akbank Jazz Festival, which brings together musicians from different parts of the world, also hosted masters of jazz and young talents from Turkey during the festival.Such as Erkan Oğur Anatolian Blues, Baki Duyarlar’s “Time of Spring”, Önder Focan & Meltem Ege Group-Songbook, Islak Köpek & Serra Yılmaz, Barıştık mı and Yakaza Ensemble.

Stars and Young Talents of the Turkish Jazz came together at JAmZZ

“JAmZZ Akbank Jazz Festival Young Talents Competition”, which was organized for the second time this year, within the context of; 22nd Akbank Jazz Festival, drew great interest from all over Turkey, again. 12 candidates, who were in the finals of the competition, took the stage before the final night on the 14th of October 2012. As a result of the jury, Olgun Acar (drums) - The Best Performance, Gürtuğ Gök (alto saxophone) - The Best Improvisation and Melisa Kıral (vocal) - The Best Interpretation were rewarded as the winners. In addition to these categories, the jury granted the honorable mention award to Paşa Çelik (electro guitar), Sanat Deliorman (vocal) and Fulya Akça (vocal) for their successful performance. Winners of the competition took the stage in the Jam Session, organized at Babylon with a star group of Aydın Esen, Cengiz Baysal, İmer Demirer, Ayşe Gencer and Volkan Hürsever on 15th of October 2012, Monday. These young talents, who ranked as the top three in the competition will also attend the workshops, which will be held at Venice Jazz Festival and they will receive education from the instructors of the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Academy in New York in subjects such as musical theory, ear training and rhythm.

Jazz at the Campus met the Students in the Universities

Jazz at the Campus, which was organized for the fourth time this year, as a part of the Akbank Jazz Festival, carried the excitement and thrill of jazz to university students at 14 universities in 9 different cities in addition to Istanbul on 8th and 18th of October. At the Jazz at the Campus concerts, Elif Çağlar, Çağrı Sertel, Barana and Ceylan Ertem met together with the university students.

22th Akbank Jazz Festival

22th Akbank Jazz Festival

3 October - 21 October 2012

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Seminar Preventive Conversation: Packing, Shipping and Storage Management 1

Online Platform – Zoom

18:30

Conversation Writing Dance

Akbank Sanat

21 FEB WED
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18:00

Conversation Finding Ways In The Noise of the City

Akbank Sanat

22 FEB THU
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Seminar Preventive Conversation: Packing, Shipping and Storage Management 2

Online Platform – Zoom

18:30

Seminar Interactivism: A Theory of Mind Based on Movement

Akbank Sanat

23 FEB FRI
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Conversation Keeping A Diary In The Noise of the City

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Barış Mıhçı, Solo Performance

Akbank Sanat

24 FEB SAT
6

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Kid Art Connects: Mixed Media Collage (Ages 5-8)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid Art Shapes: Garden of Sculptures (Ages 7-12)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Deep Connections: Partner Interaction and Trust

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Workshop Improvised Voice Workshop with Saadet Türköz

Akbank Sanat

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Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

27 FEB TUE
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Conversation Noise of the City and Spaces in Beyoğlu

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Dance Create Space for Action

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

28 FEB WED
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Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

29 FEB THU
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18:30

Conversation Working Conditions in the Field of Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Conversation Crossing Boundaries in Jazz: Creativity and Freedom

Akbank Sanat

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Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

01 MAR FRI
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Workshop The Endless Joy of Youth

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Concert Ah! Kosmos - "Ambient Set"

Akbank Sanat

02 MAR SAT
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12:00

Kid Upcycling Workshop: Cloth Bag Painting (Ages 6 to 10)

Akbank Sanat

13:30

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

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Audition Techniques

Akbank Sanat

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Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

03 MAR SUN
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Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (4 March)

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Seminar States of Curation

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05 MAR TUE
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Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (5 March)

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Conversation News from the City: I am a propertyless other in this city. Mom can I go home?

Akbank Sanat

06 MAR WED
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Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (6 March)

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Concert Ah! Kosmos - "Ambient Set"

Akbank Sanat

07 MAR THU
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Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (7 March)

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Dance “Dreamer” Performance

Akbank Sanat

08 MAR FRI
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Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (8 March)

Akbank Sanat

09 MAR SAT
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Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

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Kid Paper Sculptures: Piet Mondrian (Ages 7 to 12)

Akbank Sanat

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Kid My Neighborhood Istanbul (Ages 8 to 13)

Akbank Sanat

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Workshop With Barış MıhcıAxis Syllabus Dance and Movement Workshop(9 March)

Akbank Sanat

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Workshop Time and Space In Body Experience

Akbank Sanat

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Seminar Pataphysics, Reality, and Exceptional Solutions

Akbank Sanat

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