Akbank 14th Jazz Festival

AKBANK 14th JAZZ FESTIVALOctober 6 - 16, 2004 The 2004 sees a celebration of vital jazz traditions and new sounds of jazz with 27 different musicians and bands from Turkey and all around the world. The concerts will take place in St. Irene, Babylon, Cemal Re?it Rey, and Yeni Melek Performance Center. Workshops and film screenings will take place at Akbank Arts and Culture Center. The 14th Akbank Jazz will include headliners such as The New York Voices, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, McCoy Tyner, Miroslov Vitous , Nguyen Le, Dino Saluzzi, and The Mingus Big Band. A ?jazz-matinee? will be held at Babylon with Turkish artists special projects and a ?cine-jazz? evening with Rubin Steiner, Mark de Clive-Lowe and Jazzanova will perform at Yeni Melek. Jazz Evenings at Akbank Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Cafe.... This year Akbank Jazz Festival offers you a refreshing alternative : Every evening during the festival, at Akbank Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Cafe between 18:00 ? 19:30 p.m., you can enjoy live jazz from upcoming Turkish jazz talents, and let yourself relax to the music. Jazz Evenings at Akbank Kültür ve Sanat Merkezi Cafe will be free. For further information, please call AKSM (+90 212 2523500) Movie Shows:October 6th / 12:00ART ENSEMBLE OF CHICAGO, ?LIVE FROM THE JAZZ SHOWCASE?, 50?Recordings of a performance in 1981 of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, the most colorful group ever of the jazz music history. October 7th / 12:00BEN WEBSTER "THE BRUTE AND THE BEAUTIFUL", 60'Concert performances and Ben Webster?s life pieces told through, which starts from 1920 in Kansas City and ends in 1973 in Holland. October 10th / 12:00JOHN COLTRANE, ?THE COLTRANE LEGACY?, 60?This film reveals the best of John Coltrane?s recordings along with collaborations with Miles Davis in 1959, Eric Dolphy in 1961 and his famous quartet in 1963. October 13th / 12:00THELONIUS MONK, ?STRAIGHT NO CHASER?, 90'In this semi-documentary Monk?s rich persona, interviews with various musicians and excerpts from live performances are featured October 14th / 12:00RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK, ?THE ONE MAN TWINS?, 50?A must-see for those who havent had the opportunity to watch the amazing live performance of Rahsaan Roland Kirk at Montreux Jazz Festival in 1972 Workshops:October 12th / 17:00GONZALO RUBALCABA The extremely-talented pianist of Afro-Cuban jazz in the '90s, Gonzalo Rubalcaba will discuss and share with the participants his master techniques of piano-playing. The workshop will develop according to the questions of the participants. October 15th / 17:00MIROSLAV VITOUS One of the biggest bassists of the jazz-rock movement, Miroslav Vitous will present his improvisation techniques and original work with melodies at a workshop which will also emphasize participants questions. **All workshops are free. Since available seats are limited, please call Akbank Cultre & Arts Center (+90 212 2523500) for reservation. Visit http://www.pozitif.info/ for the complete program.