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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13 MAY MON
1

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Sabancı Üniversitesi

14 MAY TUE
6

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

13:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Doğuş Üniversitesi

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Maltepe Üniversitesi

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

20:00

3 Generations Trio

Akbank Sanat

15 MAY WED
3

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Galatasaray Üniversitesi

20:30

Mut

Akbank Sanat

16 MAY THU
7

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

13:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Yeditepe Ünivertsitesi

14:00

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Van Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi

17:30

15. Akbank Kısa Film Festivali - Ödüllü Filmler Üniversitelerde

Koç Üniversitesi

18:30

Why Are We Taking These Photos?"Anatomy of a book"

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Liam Young "City Everywhere: In The Landscape of Technology"

Akbank Sanat

17 MAY FRI
2

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Why Are We Taking These Photos?"Anatomy of a book"

Akbank Sanat

18 MAY SAT
11

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Mosaic Sculpture Workshop (For 5-10 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Black Snow - Nieve Negra

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Animated Fairy Tale Workshop (Ages 3 to 6)

Akbank Sanat

16:15

Designing Toys Out Of Trash (Ages 6 to 12)

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Alex Verhaest

Akbank Sanat

19 MAY SUN
-
20 MAY MON
1

11:00

Tijen Goosen Lawton

Akbank Sanat

21 MAY TUE
3

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Tijen Goosen Lawton

Akbank Sanat

18:30

New Media, Law and Ethics

Akbank Sanat

22 MAY WED
3

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Tijen Goosen Lawton

Akbank Sanat

20:00

Hakan Başar Trio

Akbank Sanat

23 MAY THU
4

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Tijen Goosen Lawton

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Why Are We Taking These Photos?"Anatomy of a book"

Akbank Sanat

19:00

I Am Like That, Tita from Buenos Aires - Yo Soy Asi, Tita de Buenos Aires

Akbank Sanat

24 MAY FRI
4

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Tijen Goosen Lawton

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Why Are We Taking These Photos?"Anatomy of a book"

Akbank Sanat

19:00

A Night of Love - Una Noche de Amor

Akbank Sanat

25 MAY SAT
10

Exhibition The New Human Agenda

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Colorful Cups (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

11:30

Akbank Children's Theatre / Gorilla

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Creative Dance Courses for Children

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Kandinsky Colour Slices (For 6- 12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

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

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

15:00

The Holy Girl - La Niña Santa

Akbank Sanat

15:30

A Plate of Mondrian (For 6-12 Age)

Akbank Sanat

26 MAY SUN
-
27 MAY MON
-
28 MAY TUE
1

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

29 MAY WED
1

20:00

Jan Gunnar Hoff Istanbul Trio

Akbank Sanat

30 MAY THU
1

09:00

Vinyasa Yoga

Akbank Sanat

31 MAY FRI
1

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

01 JUN SAT
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02 JUN SUN
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