The most enthusiastically followed, genuine jazz festival in Turkey.
This festival, 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.
For the last seventeen years, the Akbank Jazz... read more
Izmir Foundation for Culture Arts and Education (IKSEV) was founded in 1985 under the leadership of Dr. Nejat F. Eczacıbaşı. Non-profit, non-governmental and non-political, The Foundation has aimed to research and study, to support, create, protect and preserve culture and arts.
Owing to the enthusiastic work and... read more
Ankara Jazz Festival, started in 1996 under the name of METU Jazz Days.
Festival continued with concerts and jazz workshops at METU until 2001. Since 2002, it took the name Ankara Jazz Festival and continued to spread to other universities. The festival which is curated bey Özlem Oktar Varoğlu has a new theme every year... read more
The Istanbul Jazz Festival, the youngest of İKSV’s festivals, has been held every year since 1994. Taking place in the first half of July, the festival features jazz, pop, rock and world music performances in different venues in Istanbul. The festival celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2013.
İKSV chose to build this... read more