28. Akbank Jazz Festival

28. 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.

28. Akbank Jazz Festival

28. Akbank Jazz Festival

17 October - 28 October 2018

28. Akbank Jazz Festival Selection

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07 OCT MON
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08 OCT TUE
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

09 OCT WED
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10 OCT THU
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

11 OCT FRI
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

12 OCT SAT
3

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

14:30

Designing Toys Out Of Trash (Ages 6 to 12)

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Linoleum Printing Workshop (For 9 – 14 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13 OCT SUN
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14 OCT MON
-
15 OCT TUE
2

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

The World As It Is

Akbank Sanat

16 OCT WED
1

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

17 OCT THU
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Şişli Terakki Lisesi

14:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Enka High School

18:00

Jazz TimeJazz Cuisine

The Badau Yeldeğirmeni

20:00

NES

Summart Art Center

21:30

Vaudou Game

Babylon

18 OCT FRI
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Saint Benoit High School

13:30

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Galatasaray High School

19:00

Yonathan Avishai Trio

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Alfa Mist

Babylon

23:00

B'r Şeyler Eks'k

Bova

19 OCT SAT
12

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

13:00

Colorful Cups at the 29th Akbank Jazz Festival (For 6-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Child Jazz

Tamirane Akasya

15:00

I Am Designing My Own Bag with 29th Akbank Jazz Festival (Ages 6-12 Years Old)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Why Jazz?

Soho House

16:00

Jazz In The Living RoomBarry Good

Zuhal Konsept Akasya

16:30

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Family Mosaic Workshop(Ages 4-12)

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz Time - Jazz In The EveningGizem Gündoğdu & Baturay Yarkın Duo

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Mats Eilertsen Trio

Akbank Sanat

21:30

Mehmet Uluğ Gecesi: I.M.C. Trio

Babylon

21:30

Cazzip Project

The Badau Akasya

20 OCT SUN
5

10:30

Jazz TimeJazzy Brunch

Bizim Tepe, Tepe Majeur

12:00

Guitar Workshop with Cem Tuncer

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Saxophone Workshop with Serhan Erkol

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Drums Workshop with Can Kozlu

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz In The Living RoomStandards & Selen Beytekin

Avusturya Başkonsolosluğu Rezidansı

21 OCT MON
3

11:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Kadıköy Anadolu High School

15:45

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

İstanbul Amerikan Robert High School

20:30

The James Carter Organ Trio

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Sahnesi

22 OCT TUE
5

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Özel Alman Lisesi

13:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Avusturya Lisesi

15:00

ECM Records & The History Of European Jazz

Sofa Hotel Istanbul, Autograph Collection

20:30

Jakob Bro Trio feat. Joey Baron & Thomas Morgan

Zorlu PSM, Turkcell Platinum Sahnesi

23 OCT WED
6

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

10:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

Hisar School

14:00

Jazz In High SchoolsYavuz Akyazıcı Project

İstanbul Erkek High School

19:00

Social Inclusion Band

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Charles Lloyd Sky Trio, Featuring Gerald Clayton & Marvin Sewell

Cemal Reşit Rey Concert Hall

21:30

Sarah McCoy

Babylon

24 OCT THU
4

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Kerem Türkaydın “Candid Music”

Akbank Sanat

21:00

Bugge Wesseltoft & Erkan Oğur & Friends

Moda Stage

21:30

Louis Sclavis Quartet 'Characters on a Wall'

Babylon

25 OCT FRI
5

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Pecovic & Kanacki Guitar Duo

Akbank Sanat

20:30

Kerem Görsev Trio

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:30

Maisha

Babylon

22:30

Bebop Project

Nardis

26 OCT SAT
9

Exhibition Self/Trans-lationSudarshan Shetty

Akbank Sanat

15:00

İstanbul Lindy Hoppers: Swing Kids

Kıyı Feriye

16:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Lındy Hop Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

17:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Solo Jazz Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

18:00

Memory Holes

Akbank Sanat

18:00

Jazz Time - Jazz In The EveningGizem Gündoğdu & Baturay Yarkın Duo

Cafe diye Feriye

20:30

Zuhal Olcay feat. Güvenç Dağüstün

Caddebostan Culture Center

21:00

Jazz In The Living RoomJazz Open Mic

Tamirane Akasya

21:30

KOKOROKO

Babylon

27 OCT SUN
8

09:00

Jazz TimeCazlı Brunch

Feriye Lokantası

12:00

Piano Workshop with Ercüment Orkut

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Fretless Guitar Workshop with Cenk Erdoğan

Akbank Sanat

14:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Lındy Hop Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

15:00

Jazz In The Cinema

Soho House

15:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Kids & Parents Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

16:00

Double Bass Workshop with Kağan Yıldız

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Istanbul Lindy Hoppers: Jazz Tap Dance Workshop

Kıyı Feriye

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