Akbank Jazz Festival

The festival in its 19th year, with its creative and courageous programming,offers a mix of new music,avant-garde jazz, electronica and straight ahead jazz—making it by far the most progressively booked festival in Turkey.7 different venue & extracurriacular events,the programming includes
Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp,Mose Allison, Roberto Fonseca, Terje Rypdal Miroslav Vitous, Nils peter Molvear, The Mingus Big Band, Abdullah Ibrahim Trio, Dave Holland Quintet, John Zorn, Cassandra Wilson, Joe Zawinul, Dave Douglas, Anthony Braxton, McCoy Tyner,David Murray, Joe Lovano, Arto Lindsay, Dhafer Youssef & Divine Shadows Strings, Lee Konitz & Ohad Talmor String Project feat. The Spring String Quartet, Vassilis Tsabropoulos solo, Richard Bona Max Roach, Morris, Archie Shepp,Yuseef Lateef, Abbey Lincoln, Steve Turre, Sam Rivers, Joao Bosco & Gonzalo Rubalcaba,Acoustic Ladyland & Polar Bear, Richard Galliano Septet “Piazzola Forever”, Kurt Elling,Wadada Leo Smith: Lou Donaldson 4tet w/ Dr. Lonnie Smith, Dave Burrell, Patricia Barber, Henry Grimes/Marilyn Crispell/Andrew Cyrille, Tord Gustavsen Trio, Nostalgia 77, Renaud Garcia Fons,Rasihed Ali&Charlie Gayle&William Parker, Moscow Art trio, Soil and Pimp Sessions, Amp Fiddler, LTJ bukem,A Hawk and A hacksaw, Nublu Orchestra conducted by Butch Morris, Nguyen Le, Dino Saluzzi, Nobukazu Takemura, Chicago Underground Trio, Jane Bunnet, Amina Claudine Myers, Rubin Steiner, Alice Russell featuring TM Juke Live Quantic (DJ Set), Ayşe Tütüncü Trio, The Ramon Valle Quartet, Steve Coleman, Art Ensemble of Chicago, , Jimmy Smith, David Murray, Carla Bley, Bireli Lagréne, Gangbé Brass Band, Magic Malik, Ssystem D w/ Ernst Reijseger, Mola Sylla & Seringe GueyeSupersilent, Birdy Nam Nam; Trio 3, Aki Takase “Plays Fats Waller”, , Justin Adams - Juldeh Camara, Niyaz, Jose James , Hypnotic Brass Ensemble etc.

article submitted by:Ahmet Uluğ, Pozitif Muzik A.S