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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25 NOV MON
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26 NOV TUE
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Aerial Dance

Akbank Sanat

19:00

Coboram La Prima / Beside Me

Akbank Sanat

27 NOV WED
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Learning Machines and Artists Learning with Machines

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

28 NOV THU
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Kant's Project of Critique and the Crisis of Contemporary Philosophy

Akbank Sanat

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

29 NOV FRI
3

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

12:00

Introduction to exhibition planning, Curatorial Strategies

Open Dıalogue Istanbul

18:30

Dance Classes for Adult

Akbank Sanat

30 NOV SAT
8

Exhibition Regular Insanity

Akbank Sanat

11:00

Mini Mosaics Workshop (For 7 – 12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

12:30

Toy Sculpture Workshop (For 7-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

13:00

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

Akbank Sanat

13:00

The Story of Macbeth

Akbank Sanat

14:15

Sculpture Hands & Arms(For 9-12 Ages)

Akbank Sanat

15:00

Animation Movies from The Netherlands

Akbank Sanat

16:00

Galleries and Exhibitions in the Istanbul Art Scene

Akbank Sanat

01 DEC SUN
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02 DEC MON
-
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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