Ankara International Jazz Festival / Jazz Society of Turkey

Jazz Society of Turkey is an non-profit organisation. ıt was established in Ankara in 1996 and celebrates 20th anniversary. Every year International Ankara Jazz Festival held in May in Ankara, Turkey since 1996. Venues, jazz clubs, university campuses, parks and openair concert halls mostly preferred. On the other hand society do organisations around the Turkey such as workshops, exhibitions, jazz concerts, seminars, etc.

Society also supports jazz education with its bursar fund. A young talented jazz musician education financially supported by the festivals’ ticket income. Not the full cost but daily or hostel expenses mainly covered. This year in Turkey the first jazz academy was opened in academically. Society had also started to improve the fund rising with the university.

We do collaborations with jazz musicians from Europe. Invite them to our festival or any related organisations in our country. Moreover embassy’s cultural affairs highly supported our society to expose jazz art both in Turkey and Europe with an effective co-operations.


Boğaz Sokak No:4 Kavaklıdere Çankaya
06700 Ankara
Phone: 312 4480343


Ankara International Jazz Festival

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