XJAZZ, hailing from Berlin, turns its focus on Taksim, whose streets we all have walked on and whose every mood we have witnessed, on its fifth year!
The festival will take place between 18-25 September with the support of Goethe-Institut Istanbul and Art Israel; and will take over the culture and arts venues as well as music venues, streets and stores in Taksim and its surrounding areas. XJAZZ continues to create cultural elements in this valuable neighbourhood which has seen generations of Istanbul’s history while getting more and more multicultural in time.
XJAZZ Festival aims to enter the cultural agenda in Istanbul, Ankara and other cities in the upcoming years. Its goal is also to increase the interest level on the jazz genre by finding its intersection points with other genres. Here is the program of XJAZZ Istanbul 2019:
XJAZZ @ ISTANBUL
Space Walk @ Bova
Cazzip Project @ Nardis
Engin Recepoğulları @ Bova
Daniel Zamir Quartet (Daniel Zamir, Ozan Musluoğlu, Nedim Ruacan, Muzaffer Nezihi Egelioğlu) @ Nardis
Bidar @ Bova
Kerem Akdağ, Aksak, Hemi, Ögem @ KLEIN.GARTEN
XJAZZ Jam @ Bova
Seb Hecht, Yonca Lina & Shilkmilk, Osman Erden aka SekVotka, Mabbas @ Kiki
Korhan Futacı @ Kırım Kilisesi
Bobby Rausch @ Salon İKSV