ONE OF TURKEY’S LONGEST-STANDING FESTIVALS, AKBANK JAZZ FESTIVAL IN ITS 23RD YEAR IS BRINGING JAZZ BUFFS THE WORLD’S TOP JAZZ MUSICIANS, SEPTEMBER 25 TO OCTOBER 12.
Akbank Jazz Festival, which brings together the many colors of jazz every year, is gearing up to welcome the jazz stars in Istanbul this September. The festival, whose jam-packed program is eagerly awaited by jazz buffs, also offers young musicians a chance to strut their stuff. Appearing in the festival, which will serve up a virtual jazz feast for three straight weeks, are Grammy-winner Cassandra Wilson, the innovative jazz band Harriet Tubman, Mare Nostrum, which goes a step beyond the usual jazz trios, Italian jazz legend Enrico Rava, and Grammy-winning trompet player Nicholas Payton.
JAZZ IN THE CITY
Istanbul will be hosting 280 musicians and staging 50 concerts, three panel discussions and six workshops during the 23rd annual Akbank Jazz Festival.