This year witnesses the 26th edition of Akbank Jazz Festival, one of the oldest and lasting festivals of Turkey. The festival hosted such esteemed musicians as Cecil Taylor, Archie Shepp, McCoy Tyner, Pharoah Sanders, Jimmy Smith, Enrico Rava, John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Manu Katché and David Sanborn in the past. The festival will offer a wide palette of music colors for Istanbul-based music enthusiasts between October 12 and 23 this year as well.
The festival has millions of followers and is again preparing to host very special performances on the 26th year of its existence. The star musicians who will perform during 26th Akbank Jazz Festival include Ron Carter “Golden Striker Trio” and Imany. The tickets will be sold through Biletix, starting on 8th of June 2016, Wednesday.
26th Akbank Jazz Festival is organised and its content is planned with the cooperation of Pozitif. Ron Carter “Golden Striker Trio” will take stage on the 20th of October in Zorlu Performing Arts Center (Zorlu Performans Sanataria Merkezi) on the Drama Stage. Carter is jazz legend who has contributed to more than 2500 albums and has won two Grammy Awards. He will honour the festival by performing with his long-term band Ron Carter “Golden Striker Trio”.
Imany is another renowned guest of 26th Akbank Jazz Festival. She has enriched soul music with her performances and names Billie Holiday, Nina Simone and Tracy Chapman as her idols and is inspired by jazz, soul and folk music. Imany will perform in Volkswage Arena on the 21st of October, Friday evening, and will meet many jazz lovers during 26th Akbank Jazz Festival.