25th Akbank Jazz Festival

25th Akbank Jazz Festival

Akbank Jazz Festival Echoing Across Turkey for the Past 25 Years

Akbank Jazz Festival, one of the driving forces of positive change since its introduction to Turkey’s cultural and artistic life, is celebrating its 25th year. Dating back to its first notes that reverberated in the city in 1991, the Festival has remained a meeting point of good and new music, opening a space for various musical styles from jazz to blues, from electronicato world music for many years now.

Akbank Jazz Festival has been a haven of sounds for the different varieties of jazz since the first day it came on to the musical scene of Istanbul and continues its innovative spirit. The journey started twenty five years ago with the Art Ensemble of Chicago and hosted many milestones of jazz from Don Cherry to Pharoah Sanders, from Kenny Wheeler to Jo Zawinul. In addition to the revolutionary names of this art, it has also hosted dozens of prominent names of the mainstream of jazz. The Festival has been featuring many jazz legends from Jimmy Smith to McCoy Tyner and also it has been a stage for many masters and young names of Turkish jazz.

For many years now, as the summer days come to a close and the colours of fall become more apparent, Akbank Jazz Festival is providing its followers more than a music festival experience. With film screenings featuring jazz, workshops, panels, Jazz in Campus concerts and many more, the Festival has been a school for many people for everything about jazz. Today Akbank Jazz Festival is one of the most important international music events in Turkey and its success has been recognized with many local and international awards.

Akbank Jazz Festival has reached hundreds of thousands of spectators throughout Turkey with thousands of artists in the twenty five years and now inviting you to the “Jazz State of the City” once again. And this time a social responsibility project named “The Good State of the City” implemented with the volunteer work of hundreds of young people will also be included.

Hope to see you at the festival. 

25th Akbank Jazz Festival

25th Akbank Jazz Festival

21 October - 1 November 2015

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02 DEC MON
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03 DEC TUE
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

04 DEC WED
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

05 DEC THU
5

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

People With No Tomorrow

Akbank Sanat

16:00

The Undesirable

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Beyond the Bolex

Akbank Sanat

06 DEC FRI
7

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Introduction to exhibition planning, Curatorial Strategies 2

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Talk: Restoration and Access of the Film Heritage

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Hans Richter: The Avantgarde Music of Cinema

Akbank Sanat

16:00

The Views from the Ottoman Empire & Tamilla

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Man of Gold

Akbank Sanat

07 DEC SAT
10

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Masterclass: Daan van den Hurk

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

12:45

I Am Designing My Own Bag (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Comedy Selections

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Research and Determining of Curatorial Concept

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Woman With A Camera: Ella Bergmann-Michel

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Serge Bromberg’s Retour de Flamme

Akbank Sanat

08 DEC SUN
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09 DEC MON
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10 DEC TUE
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

ISTANBUL’DAN “Yola Çıktık” Album Launch Concert

Akbank Sanat

11 DEC WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Science, Technology, Society Talks – 4

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

12 DEC THU
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Crises of Legitimacy and a Discursive Philosopher: Habermas

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

13 DEC FRI
4

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Independent Spaces and Biennials: Projecting and Implementation

Open Dıalogue Istanbul

18:30

Günümüz Sanatı Koleksiyonerliği ve Kürasyonu

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

14 DEC SAT
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Collections, Archives, and Their Users

Akbank Sanat

15 DEC SUN
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16 DEC MON
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17 DEC TUE
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

18 DEC WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Passion and Jealousy Carmen

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

19 DEC THU
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

20 DEC FRI
2

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

21 DEC SAT
5

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children (For 4-6 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 5-10 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:15

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Art Management

Akbank Sanat

22 DEC SUN
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