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Images and Sounds from today’s Netherlands Netherlands Contemporary Cinema demonstrations will take place in Akbank Sanat between 11-25 February. 5 movies will be demonstrated so the viewers can...
Guitar Days guests in quotes Between January 11-31, the Akbank Sanat Guitar Days will feature some master guitarists from all over the world. Among the acclaimed musicians include Czech guitarist...
Cuban Music in Cinema The World Music Days, brought to you by Akbank Sanat, will come to an end on December 28th with a concert from Luis Frank and Lazara Cachao Lopez entitled “A Buena Vista Night...
A Journey Into the Roots At Akbank Sanat, within the scope of the World Music Days concerts, we continue to listen to the masters who represent traditional music from different geographies. In this series, this week we are going to...
Silent Cinema and Jazz Is it a coincidence that the first sound film was The Jazz Singer? Where did the story begin with cinema and jazz? Historically, both found a place in daily life beginning at the end of...
The Legendary Composer’s 150th Birthday We celebrate the 150th birthday of Erik Satie, who with his music formed a bridge between classical music and minimalism, using...
Language Of Differences:
Two Rivers
Amir ElSaffar was born near Chicago, to an Iraqi father and an American mother. While searching for his own unique voice as a musician in his 20’s, ElSaffar decides to...
Tony Allen’s Tribute to
Art Blakey
Tony Allen’s name has become synonymous with Afrobeat, the genre that combined Nigerian and Ghanaian music with jazz and funk. With a career on...
A Magical Journey In Sound
 
Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita invited us to his geography of sound on October 17, at the intimate stage of Akbank Sanat. Coming from a family of jazz aficionados...
Paolo Fresu – Omar Sosa Duo Cuban jazz pianist, composer, and bandleader Omar Sosa brings various cultures rooted in Africa and the musical traditions that have taken shape under the continent’s influence back together by...
Amir ElSaffar and Two Rivers Iranian American artist Amir ElSaffar creates common ground between modern jazz and Middle Eastern music culled from seemingly disparate musical traditions, his classical western training and the...
Orkesta Mendoza feat.
Salvador Duran
Orkesta Mendoza, led my multi-instrumentalist and composer Sergio Mendoza, has been breathing new life in to the Latin tradition since 2009. Blending...
Discovery Guide Now in its 26th year, the Akbank Jazz Festival programme features legendary artists right alongside the next generation of jazz musicians from all over the world...
Ron Carter Inducted into cult music publication DownBeat’s Hall of Fame, which honours legendary jazz musicians, American composer and musician Ron Carter is...
The Hidden Faces Of Jazz The extensive and passionate history of jazz music is littered with countless faces that may go unnoticed or we may never come to know. Even some of jazz’s...
Imany Five years ago, French musician Imany introduced her soothing and unique voice first to Europe and then to the rest of the world through her debut album. Now, the artist, who initially modelled before...
Cities Of Jazz Tracing performers, creators, companies, and movements throughout music history, we see that many different styles have originated and become prevalent in certain places across the globe, and...
A Breeze Of Jazz Across The Silver Screen Evolving through time and breaking off into countless pieces, jazz music has always found a place for itself amidst other art forms, especially through the...
We Asked Jazz Connoisseurs Of Turkey Getting ready to host a slew of prized and talented jazz musicians for the 26th time, this year’s Akbank Jazz Festival will also bring music lovers together with many...
Albums That Shaped Jazz History As our countdown towards the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival continues, we’ve featured some of the names, spaces, and stories that have impacted the genre, and now...
Ferit Odman
 
Ferit Odman will be taking the stage at the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival with a selection of special guests. Before doing so, we had an enjoyable chat with Odman, talking about his latest album...
Tony Allen At the head of the most important names of the Afrobeat movement, drummer Tony Allen will be among the guests of the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival. The drummer for Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti for...
The ABC’s Of Jazz We continue our countdown towards the 26th Akbank Jazz Festival with the unforgettables of jazz history. Featuring some of the stand out figures, entities, recordings, and a multitude interesting...
Jülide Özçelik Jülide Özçelik is the artist taking the stage at this year’s Jazz on Campus concert series, held across college campuses in multiple Turkish cities every year. We talked to Özçelik, who also performed at last...
As Told By Drummers Among the drummers who will undoubtedly give thrilling performances at this year’s Akbank Jazz Festival are Gökçe Gürçay of Gevende and Ediz Hafızoğlu, who released his debut solo album...
Jazz On Campus One of the Akbank Jazz Festival’s most distinctive sections, Jazz on Campus will be meeting with jazz lovers once again from 24 October – 4 November. The Jazz on Campus concerts, which will feature...