27. Akbank Jazz Festival

27. Akbank Jazz Festival

Festival History

Akbank Jazz Festival, the most perennial jazz festival in Turkey, was launched in 1991 with concerts organized in Istanbul. Not only hosting the prominent jazz figures across the world but also paving the way for emerging and promising next-gen artists, the Festival has now made it into a versatile organization by adopting panels, workshops, film screening sessions, concerts and social responsibility projects.

In time, Akbank Jazz Festival has expanded its musical scope by including various electronic and world music projects, along with classical and modern jazz works. In doing so, it reached an indispensable position as an event not only vis-à-vis jazz-enthusiasts, also for enthusiasts of other genres. The Festival was held in a wide range of venues including Akbank Sanat, Aya Irini Museum, Babylon, Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall, Zorlu Center PSM, where it featured numerous major jazz artists as well as artists from other genres and generations including Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, Roberto Fonseca, Terje Rypdal, Miroslav Vitous, Nils Peter Molvear, Anouar Brahem Trio, Abdullah Ibrahim, Aydın Esen, Betty Carter Trio, Dave Holland, John Zorn, Cassandra Wilson, Joachim Kühn, Joe Zawinul, Anthony Braxton, McCoy Tyner, Joe Lovano, Egberto Gismonti Trio, Courtney Pine, Pharoah Sanders, Muhal Richard Abrams, Roscoe Mitchell, Arto Lindsay, Richard Bona, Max Roach, Nguyen Le, Dino Saluzzi, Jimmy Smith, Ayşe Tütüncü, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Trio 3, Aki Takase, Sam Rivers, Don Cherry, Richard Galliano, Biréli Lagrène, Stephan Micus, Steve Turre, Charles Lloyd New Quartet, Avishai Cohen "Seven Seas", Arild Andersen Trio, Maffy Falay Sextet, Dusko Goykovich Quartet, Paul Motian, The Ray Gelato Giants, Azam Ali & Niyaz, Robert Glasper Experiment, Vijay Iyer Trio, ZAZ, Christian McBride Trio, Jamie Cullum, Kenny Barron & Dave Holland, Leszek Możdżer, China Moses, Ambrose Akinmusire, Chet Faker, Enrico Rava and Nicholas Payton.

Presented with assorted changes each year, Akbank Jazz Festival reached various cities of Turkey other than Istanbul, with the launch of Jazz on Campus concerts held since 2006. This series of concerts was organized in various cities including Ankara, Eskişehir, Gaziantep, İzmir, Eskişehir, Trabzon, Adana, Erzurum, Kayseri, Kars and many more.

In 2010, Akbank Jazz Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary which was honored by a compilation album, an epitome of its history, and a retrospective documentary and book. In 2011, the 20th edition of Akbank Jazz Festival was awarded the category prize of "Corporate Social Responsibility – Culture and Art" as part of the Golden Compass Awards organized by Turkey Public Relations Association (TÜHİD). Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2015, the festival compiled a rich collection of contemporary Turkish jazz scene, consisting of 2 CD's. Featuring a limited number of vinyl records released to cherish the quarter-century past, the festival also presents a short selection of the 60's and 70's Turkish jazz panorama in this album.

Akbank Jazz Festival also realized various roaring projects across digital media by gatewaying a whole new dimension for communication with followers through social media. The Festival was granted various awards within the scope of Stevie Awards and Creativity International Awards for its social media projects entitled Akbank Jazz Festival T-shirt Design Competition and Akbank Jazz Radio. Akbank Jazz Festival is a member of European Jazz Network.

27. Akbank Jazz Festival

27. Akbank Jazz Festival

3 November - 19 November 2017

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27. Akbank Jazz Festival Selection

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19 FEB MON
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20 FEB TUE
2

18:00

Seminar Preventive Conversation: Packing, Shipping and Storage Management 1

Online Platform – Zoom

18:30

Conversation Writing Dance

Akbank Sanat

21 FEB WED
1

18:00

Conversation Finding Ways In The Noise of the City

Akbank Sanat

22 FEB THU
2

18:00

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
2

18:00

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

25 FEB SUN
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26 FEB MON
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

27 FEB TUE
3

18:00

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
1

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

29 FEB THU
3

18:30

Conversation Working Conditions in the Field of Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Conversation Crossing Boundaries in Jazz: Creativity and Freedom

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Seminar An Alternative View on Art, Children and Creativity

Online Platform – Zoom

01 MAR FRI
2

16:00

Workshop The Endless Joy of Youth

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Concert Ah! Kosmos - "Ambient Set"

Akbank Sanat

02 MAR SAT
4

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

15:00

Workshop Objects, Needs and Tricks (Workshop for Adults)

Akbank Sanat

03 MAR SUN
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04 MAR MON
1

11:00

Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (4 March)

Akbank Sanat

05 MAR TUE
2

11:00

Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (5 March)

Akbank Sanat

18:00

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

Akbank Sanat

06 MAR WED
2

11:00

Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (6 March)

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Concert Ah! Kosmos - "Ambient Set"

Akbank Sanat

07 MAR THU
2

11:00

Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (7 March)

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Dance “Dreamer” Performance

Akbank Sanat

08 MAR FRI
1

11:00

Dance Andrea Hackl Dance Workshop (8 March)

Akbank Sanat

09 MAR SAT
6

11:30

Kid What Am I Going To Be?

Akbank Sanat

12:00

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

Akbank Sanat

13:30

Kid My Neighborhood Istanbul (Ages 8 to 13)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

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

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Workshop Time and Space In Body Experience

Akbank Sanat

15:30

Seminar Pataphysics, Reality, and Exceptional Solutions

Akbank Sanat

10 MAR SUN
-

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