As part of XJAZZ Istanbul, a festival born in Berlin that merges jazz music with dance, electronic improvisation and contemporary classic genres, prominent figures, such as the Taner Akyol Trio ft. Kaan Bulak, Chassol and the Istanbul x Berlin Ensemble, will perform at Zorlu Performing Arts Center.
Taner Akyol Trio ft. Kaan Bulak
Taner Akyol, who contributed to the establishment of the bağlama instrument as a major in the Berlin University of Fine Arts, has attracted attention for his opera, symphony and chamber music compositions. Akyol is now exploring the limits of ethnic jazz with his trio. The concert's finale will feature Kaan Bulak alongside the Trio.
When: April 12
French composer and musician Christophe Chassol's fourth album "Big Sun" crowns his successful trilogy of Ultrascores produced in the Zorlu PSM Studio. Chassol started working on the album in New Orleans before venturing to India.
When: April 13
Istanbul x Berlin Ensemble
The Istanbul x Berlin Ensemble, the influential bridge set up by XJAZZ Festival between jazz musicians living in Istanbul and Berlin, will perform in the Studio. Sebastian Studnitzky and Ediz Hafızoğlu will be accompanied by Elif Çağlar Muslu's unique voice, drummer Tobi Backhaus, who lives in Berlin, and Matt Hall, one of the most prominent figures from Istanbul in jazz music in Turkey.
When: April 14