2019 summer is turning out to be a real festival in Kadıköy, even an international festival…
To be held between 22 July 2019 and 28 September 2019, the ‘’KADFEST’’ International Kadıköy Festival will meet the expectations of the Kadıköy residents in all aspects. With the selection of the Cinematek/ Cinema House unit, the pleasure of ‘’Cinema under the Stars’’ was experienced at Kalamış Parkı in the evenings of 22 – 28 July 2019. Comics& Bibliopole Festival which took place between August 22-27, showed itself with colorful, cheerful activities attended by internationally respected guests in Moda, Caferağa, Yeldeğirmeni and Hasanpaşa with our program prepared with our Caricature House and with Sahaflar Association.
25-28 September CAZZ Days will transform the Kalamış evening on September 25th into a pleasant autumn evening with JAY JAY BE CE concert with conductor Christof Griese. The Jazz Days will continue its journey with various jazz concerts, jazz workshops, jazz exhibitions and jazz-related films at Yeldeğirmeni Art Center and Fenerbahçe Park for four days. KADFEST TRT Light Music and Jazz Orchestra will perform with the guest artist Kerem Görsev on the evening of September 28 and Kadikoy Municipality will start to get prepare for the second International Kadikoy Festival which will include children's arts and music, theater and classical music next year.
Kadıköy will be the city of international culture and art festivals this summer and will continue to be. Thus, Kadıköy residents will finally reach their international festival dreams. In the beginning of the work process, we put forward the values of Kadıköy and adapting these values and then we promised to put effort on creating new values. Now, we wish to meet with you in the future festival with many splendid events appropriate for the urban identity and the values of Kadıköy.
Att. Şerdil Dara Odabaşı
Mayor of Kadıköy
Jazz suits to Kadikoy
Kadikoy is intertwined with culture, art and music. It is the district that has hosted the most listeners to the festivals and concerts of the city for decades and its citizens are one of the most sensitive to cultural events. Is there anyone who did not wait in Taksim-Harbiye line in front of the concert halls and open-air stages to take Kadikoy / Bostanci yellow cabs? Kadikoy deserves to be the center of socio-cultural attraction of the city, which is also the subject of worldpress..The efforts of Kadıköy Municipality, which has created the cultural base of the district for many years, are endless and guiding. The Municipality, which works like a cultural factory with the numerous activities it organizes every year, has adopted the principle of embracing all kinds of art. This year, the Municipality of Kadikoy, which has organized many events to Kadikoy citizens, is going to have three different festivals between July and September. Municipality of Kadikoy, this year makes it become true what the music lovers have been waiting for years.
In recent years, the historical texture of Kadikoy and the increasing attraction to the district of Yeldeğirmeni has been raised by turning into 124-year-old historical Notre Dame du Rosarie Church to an art center. The district has changed since then and with the passing days it became more beautiful and special. I. Abdülhamid has given the districts name as ‘’Yeldegirmeni’’ thanks to 4 windmills they built on it. With the cultural texture of Yeldegirmeni has been trough; we have been able to organize events and now for the first time, with Kadıkoy Municipality, Yeldegimeni Art Center organizes International Jazz Music Days which is going to be the first caz festival of Kadıköy.
The opening concert of the festival is going to be performed by an award-winning young European orchestra
KADFEST / Jazz Days will take place between the dates of September 25-28. It is going to take place in Yeldeğirmeni Art Center, Kalamış and Fenerbahçe parks. The Berlin Jazz Composers Orchestra, who we invited in partnership with the Goethe Institut, is a versatile young band of 17 musicians, which is known for playing the works of Berlin jazz composers. The orchestra, known as the JayJayBeCe (Jugend Jazz Band Charlottenburg) in Germany (UDJ), in 2010 was awarded by the German Association of Jazz Musicians and Skoda Jazz Preis for its achievements in the reinterpretation of modern music.
Festivals color of the concert
Percussionist Yinon Muallem’s music form is full of details and one can clearly feel the Middle East’s ancient sprit with his project Funky Dervish. After their album ‘’DO’’, announcing their new album ‘’The Mirror’’ French pianist and composer Remi Panossi Trio with their unique style, Turkey’s important and masterful piano jazz musician Kürşad Deniz Quartet, Turgut Alp Bekoğlu, a jazz drummer who we have seen in many different projects, with the influence of his new album Love Jazz Quartet, formed in the axis of three different countries of the three artists who live in Istanbul, the new trio project of Turkey's jazz scenes’ Stanpolites Project will perform exciting concerts of the year during the festival.
Jazz talks at festival seminars
KADFEST International Jazz Days, on the days of 26, 27 and 28 September will host three special panels which is about jazz music in Turkey and issues concerning the jazz music around the world. 26 September, composer, musician and educator Alper Maral's "Jazz Education and Training in Turkey; panel will happen with the participation of Yeşim Pekiner from Bahçeşehir University Jazz Department, Gülden Teztel from İstanbul University, Şenol Küçükyıldırım from Yıldız Technical University and Burak Duman from Hacettepe University. On September 27, Feridun Ertaşkan, jazz writer, radio programmer and Cazkolik.com editor, will host the musicians and composers Şevket Akıncı, Evrim Demirel and Güç Başar Gülle. The last seminar of the festival will be “Music Albums and Record Collecting”, which will be hold on 28 September by Cumhuriyet newspaper music writer Murat Beşer. Especially in recent years, with the increasing passion for the vinyl records, the reality and the status of the sector will be addressed by Murat Beşer and his guests.
Closing of the festival with TRT Light Music and Jazz Orchestra with Kerem Görsev
KADFEST/ International Kadıköy Festival is going to start with a young orchestra from Germany and end the festival with Turkey's TRT Light Music and Jazz Orchestra with the distinguished musicians accompanied by Kerem Görsev's compositions and performance.
We wish you a pleasant time…
Municipality of Kadıköy
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center
BERLIN JAZZ COMPOSERS ORCHESTRA JAY JAY BE CE
Conductor: Christof Griese
Piano: Jakob Reisener
Drum: Leon Griese
Tuba: Milena Mette
Electric Bass Guitar: Pelle Buschmann
Guitar: Ettore Marrangon
Trombones: Laszlo Griese, Simeon Prause, Jan Ole Zabel
Trumpet: Donat Kubrinski, Elina Dalewski, Kelly O'Donohue
Alto Saxophone: Elena Peiritsch, Gabriela Solovyova
Tenor Saxophone: Aaron Klenke, Sebastian Lange
Baritone Saxophone: Yannic Rösch
The Berlin Jazz Composers Orchestra, a versatile young band of 17 people, known for playing the works of Berlin jazz composers, is going to attend an open-air concert at the Kalamış Park.
The Berlin Jazz Composers orchestra JayJayBeCe (JugendJazzBand Charlottenburg), known for playing the works of Berlin jazz composers, was founded in 1987 by Christof Griese at the Charlottenburg Music School in Berlin. Six months after its establishment, they were awarded the third prize at the European Big Band competition in Berlin. Because of its unique concept, the band, which performs only the works of Berlin composers, has performed in Berlin, London, Lewisham, Norwich, Cardiff, Eindhoven, Copenhagen, Leipzig and Nuremberg and attended many festivals. JayJayBeCe received the first prize in 1992 at the German Orchestra Competition in Goslar. In 1995, he won the Studioprojekt Competition in Berlin. He entered the studio to record his CD III. The band's Berlin Jazz Composers Songbook Vol. A total of six albums, I – VI, were released by the small boutique publisher BIT-Musikverlag. JayJayBeCe is a young ensemble that has been awarded Skoda Jazz Award and the special awards given by the German Association of Jazz Musicians in the field of contemporary jazz music at the Bundesbegegnung Jugend Jazz event in 2010.
Percussion, Ud, Vocal: Yinon Muallem
Bass Guitar, Vocal: Hakan Gürbüz
Percussion, Darbuka: İsmail Altunbaş
Zither: Mustafa Olgan
Yinon Muallem was born in Israel in 1968 and started his musical career playing Latin percussion instruments. Over time, his interest in Middle Eastern music and his inspiration of his family's roots in Iraq, shaped his sound. He developed his own style in Middle East and Turkish percussion instruments such as darbuka, def, bendir, Iranian zarb and South Indian instruments such as kanjira and gatham and reflected this style to his music. Yinon Muallem masterfully combines his rich experiences with composer and percussion. A masterful synthesis of the rhythms and melodies of different music genres; It carries the effects of traditional Turkish, Sufi, Gypsy, Klezmer, Balkan and Indian music. Yinon was inspired by Israeli percussion master Zohar Fresco, Iranian percussion masters Djamechid Chemirani and Pejman Hadadi, and South Indian percussion masters Ganesh Kumar and Subash Chandran.
They will perform different and unique songs of Turkish music and different geographies. In the Funky Dervish ’concert you will be able to find examples of a surprising fusion. In every project, the musician pursues a music that has no boundaries and does not fall into a certain category, reflecting the kind of music he loves with all his projects.
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center - Upper Hall
Piano: Rémi Panossian
Double Bass: Maxime Delporte
Drum: Fred Petitprez
After many personal collaborative experiences, Rémi Panossian, Maxime Delporte and Fred Petitprez started on an adventure at the end of 2009. This trio was chosen TS ’2011 Revelation’ by TSF Jazz radio with its music combining rock energy and melodic lyricism. Trio has performed more than 300 concerts in 30 countries in 7 years. They took part in festivals such as Tokyo Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Jarasum Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, Vancouver Jazz Festival.
Three modern jazz musicians from France have crossed the boundaries of jazz and set out for new horizons thanks to their experience and collaboration with more than 400 concerts all over the world in 9 years. They hosted guest musicians in their fourth album, Morning Smile, 201 released in 2017, aiming the band extends their compositions towards a narrative music.
In their previous album RP3 (2015, Jazz Family), one of the goals of their collaboration with Eric Legnini as art director was to clarify the band's music color. Destructive groove sounds, pop and verbal melodies, the frenzy of improvised moments reflect the energy of the group. Successfully achieving this goal, RP3 can now be called a jazz rock band or a rock jazz band.
Aiming to appeal to a mixed audience, the group has now reached its goal. The rhythms of the band have a complex and fascinating effect. At the same time, they serve for the sense of excitement that makes up the spirit of music while demonstrating their mastery and talents.
KÜRŞAD DENİZ QUARTET FEAT. SİBEL KÖSE
Piano: Kürşad Deniz
Vocal: Sibel Köse
Double Bass: Volkan Topakoğlu
Drum: Ekin Cengizkan
Trumpet: İmer Demirer
Kürşad Deniz performs at prestigious festivals and venues along with valuable names from both the local and international stages. This special event of Turkey's leading jazz vocalist and instructor feat with Sibel Köse Quartet Kurşad Deniz come together.
Sibel Köse has sung in different projects in many countries. Köse shares her talent and talent as a musician in jazz vocal workshops in Istanbul, which she started in 1999. She also teaches at Bahçeşehir University Jazz Master Program, and has been a vocal trainer at an international jazz summer school in Pulawy, Poland for over ten years.
Kürşad Deniz was born in 1983 in Istanbul. He graduated from Galatasaray High School and then Galatasaray University Computer Engineering Department. At the age of 5, he started playing the piano with his father's lessons; started to be interested in jazz during the middle school.
Imer Demirer; In 1987, he graduated from Marmara University State Conservatory. Demirer has played in numerous recordings, concerts and festivals. He has represented TRT many times abroad in the EBU Jazz orchestra founded by the European Broadcasting Union of which Istanbul Radio Jazz Orchestra is affiliated.
Ekin Cengizkan graduated from YTU in 2006 and started to work with famous teachers and artists at Berklee College of Music in Boston in 2008. He graduated from Berklee College of Music and continued his studies in New York. Nowadays, he teaches at Istanbul University State Conservatory Jazz Department.
Volkan Topakoğlu; At the age of fourteen he became interested in jazz. After graduating from high school, he graduated from Yildiz Technical University, Department of Music and Performing Arts in bass guitar. Volkan Topakoğlu is also a faculty member at the Music and Performing Arts Department of the Faculty of Arts and Design at Yıldız Technical University. This special night awaits a wide selection of special repertoire ranging from jazz to Brazilian music, chansons to tangos.
TURGUT ALP BEKOGLU LOVE JAZZ QUARTET
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Upper Hall
Piano: Can Çankaya
Drum: Turgut Alp Bekoğlu
Tenor Saxophone: Engin Recepoğulları
Double Bass: Apostolos Sideris
Love Jazz is the first solo project of drummer Turgut Alp Bekoğlu, who works on progressive music. The performers will perform a study of the depths of music in the enchanting atmosphere of the venue. The concert repertoire consists of tracks and improvisations. Turgut Alp Bekoğlu, who is an expert in dynamic and impressive oscillations, has gained great acclaim with his compositions. The concert will be an impressive experience for modern jazz lovers.
Turgut Alp Bekoğlu studied observation and research on music for six months at the Rotterdam Conservatory and in 1996, upon invitation; he studied music in New York. He joined Telvin, which he founded in 1995 with Erkan Oğur and İlkin Deniz and they were invited to ‘’Jazz Made in Turkey’’ with the invitation of Ministry of Culture.
Engin Recepoğulları studied at the Siena Masterclass Summer Course in Italy with a scholarship he received when he performed at the 12th European Jazz Festival. Engin Recepoğulları has been a member of TRT Istanbul Light Music and Jazz Orchestra since 2008.
Kağan Yıldız won the double bass department of Mimar Sinan University State Conservatory in 1991. He played in Istanbul State Symphony Orchestra during his student years. In 2002, he decided to continue his studies in jazz music. Kağan Yıldız, played at many festivals in Turkey and abroad. He is currently giving contrabass lessons at Bahçeşehir University Jazz Department.
Can Çankaya received his scholarship from the State Conservatory of Istanbul University in 2007 and received a master's degree in piano from William Paterson University. Mulgrew Miller, James Weidman and Harold Mabern were one of the legendary artist he worked with. His works and arrangements were interpreted by Istanbul, İzmir, Antalya and Eskişehir state symphony orchestras.
Apostolos Sideris started his musical education with classical flute. At the age of 15, he started playing electric bass guitar with the influence of his brother. He liked to play this instrument and continued to work with Athena and many other rock bands. At 18 he became interested in jazz. For this purpose he moved to Boston and continued his education at Berklee. He has worked with many international musicians and currently lives in Istanbul.
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Upper Hall
Piano: Evrim Demirel
Double Bass: Andreas Metzler
Drum: Riccardo Marenghi
Three valuable musicians who come from different countries and cross their paths in Istanbul; At Stanpolites Project, just like the city they live in, they are strong, energetic and touching at the same time; produced an eclectic timbre.
Evrim Demirel is one of the youngest composers of her generation in Turkey. He is one of the pioneer figures in his works using non-Western instruments. Demirel is known as a composer who quotes various elements and styles that some might describe as “postmodern”. Demirel, who is also a jazz pianist, reflects different disciplines in his musical idea.
They interpret the original compositions of "Stanpolites Project" Demirel and Metzler together with German contrabassist Andreas Metzler and Italian Riccardo Marenghi from a contemporary perspective. The reflections of Istanbul's multicultural structure come to light as an intellectual leak, not as a synthesis in the Stanpolites Project. This music can be defined as a “world music’’ performed by jazz musicians.
TRT ISTANBUL RADIO LIGHT MUSIC AND JAZZ ORCHESTRA AND KEREM GÖRSEV
Conductor, Piano: Serkan Özyılmaz
Guest: Kerem Görsev
Guitar: Cem Tuncer
Double Bass: Ozan Musluoğlu
Drum: Ferit Odman
Alto Saxophone: Meriç Demirkol, Serdar Barçın
Tenor Saxophone: Engin Recepoğulları, Çağdaş Oruç,
Baritone Saxophone: Barış Özer
Trombones: Hakan Çimenot, Ali Emre Kayhan, Kürşat Sekban, Hüseyin Çakır,
Trumpets: Halil İbrahim Işık, Utku Akyol, Sercan Kerpiççiler, Can Çankaya, Barış Doğukan Yazıcı
TRT Istanbul Light Music and Jazz Orchestra was founded in 1982 with the gathering of successful and distinguished musicians of our country. The orchestra, which was the first and only example of its kind continues its efforts to reach and expand jazz music to a wider audience.
TRT Istanbul Light Music and Jazz Orchestra, which successfully presents national and universal music samples to music lovers, has the characteristic of having an original jazz repertoire while preserving the Big Band structure.
Besides the TRT Big Band radio and television programs, it successfully represents the TRT Institution and our country in national and international cultural and artistic activities. The orchestra continued to work with conductor Süheyl Denizci until its establishment in 1998, conductor Neşet Ruacan until 2011 and conductor Kamil Özler until September 2018. TRT Istanbul Light Music and Jazz Orchestra stars ensemble conductor Serkan Özyılmaz continues to work with producers Murat Aydoğdu and Hakan Çimenot.
Guest Artist: Kerem Görsev started his music education at Istanbul Municipal Conservatory in 1967, when he was only 6 years old, and continued at Istanbul State Conservatory after 1972. Over the last 30 years he has achieved great success by publishing 18 albums. The album ‘Therapy 2010, released in 2010, was nominated as a Grammy nominee in the category of“ Great Jazz Orchestras 2011 in 2011. She has recorded her recordings in major music studios such as London Abbey Road, L.A United Records, London Philharmonic, Los Angeles Strings, Prague Philharmonic, St. Petersburg. St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestras. He performed at international jazz festivals and met with music lovers.
Kerem Görsev; Since his first album, he has brought together different formats of acoustic jazz music from his compositions for trio to the arrangements of the philharmonic orchestra with his listeners.
JAZZ EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN TURKEY: UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE PROGRAMS
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Sub Hall
Moderator: Alper Maral (Faculty Member & Musicologist)
Speakers: Yeşim Pekiner (Bahçeşehir University), Gülden Teztel (İstanbul University), Şenol Küçükyıldırım (Yıldız Technical University), Burak Durman (Hacettepe University)
Some things are getting better. The days when jazz music performers were thrown out of the conservatory were over; on the contrary, many of our well-established, qualified institutions value jazz teaching. Many young people are studying jazz, earning a master's degree in jazz, writing a doctoral dissertation. The more fortunate, they meet jazz in high school and meet his/her companions. But it is no longer in secret, hidden places. In the music rooms of their schools, in other words, in the conference halls, they meet jazz at school. We understand that the civilization is slowly being established. Here we want to open the door and look at this issue.
Alper Maral has served as a consultant to dozens of master's thesis on jazz and also a jazz musician, he is going to moderate during the panel. The panel will be held with representatives of important institutions in Jazz Education and Training in Turkey. Our panel on Graduate Programs will literally be an in-house, intergenerational exchange of experiences.
The opportunities offered by distinguished institutions such as Bahçeşehir, Yıldız Technical, İstanbul, Hacettepe, Bilgi, Bilkent, Yaşar Universities, student profiles, targeted student profiles and gaining the profession will be discussed in the session.
WHERE JAZZ GOES?
Yeldeğirmeni Sanat Merkezi-Alt Salon
Moderatör: Feridun Ertaşkan
Speakers: Şevket Akıncı (Musician-Composer), Evrim Demirel (Musician-Composer), Güç Başar Gülle (Musician-Composer)
One of the most frequently asked questions about jazz music for a century has been the question of where jazz goes and how it evolves. This question: from the 1920s Jazz Age period, "Swing" evolved into the music of the orchestras, on the eve of Europe's fearful days before World War II, a handful of young musicians opened the door of the Bebop era, "Soul" and "Rock'n Roll" "in the rise of the 1960s in the world of freedom in the cries of freedom to interact with all kinds of music, the new and attractive effects brought by electric instruments, while the possibilities offered by electronic sounds affect musicians ... In addition, as the world's most interactive music from jazz continent South Africa This question was always asked when finding new areas of expression in the local music of every geography, from America to old Europe to the far east. Each generation tried to answer this question. People of every geography tried to understand and interpret jazz music together with the ethnic music on which it was based. Now, Turkey's trivalent musician and composer Sevket Akinci, Evrim Demirel and Güç Başar Gülle will seek the answer to this problem. What we find will be our own answers.
MUSIC ALBUMS AND VINLY RECORDS
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Sub Hall
Speakers: Murat Beşer (Music Writer), Ercan İmre (Collector)
Political records, comedy records, football records, Cyprus records, songs of all kinds, songs, folk songs, documentary records, course records, expatriate records, election records, German records, Alevi records, ethnic records, Arabeske from Anadolu Pop, hip hop This list goes on and on. However this list, which goes on and on, is in a sense a long history of the country itself.
The person who decodes the vinyl records and their language knows well that it is possible to tell the history of a country through the vinyl records. Because records are one of the most important documents in a country's history, especially in a period. In every aspect: sociological, cultural, political…
In our country, this issue has an even more special importance than the others. These objects expressing the cultural richness of the lands we live in have always existed in our lives and filled a gap in a format richness ranging from vinyl records to 45s and long plays. It has not only been a means of entertainment but also one of the greatest means of communication of its time.
This delightful panel touches on this subject. Murat Beşer, who you know with his music articles in various magazines and newspapers, as the host of the conversation, giving speech with one of the most important enthusiasts; who has given years, energy, money to this bussiness, in short, a collector who devoted his life: Ercan İmre welcomes.
This information-filled history journey, which will take about two hours, will include recordings and stories of the records. In the last half hour, the questions of the participants will be answered.
In addition to this, some special information will be given about the history of record making in our country before the Republic (factories, record companies, producers, records etc. that emerged in this long process).
JAZZ conquers Germany
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Sainte Euphemie Monastery
In "JAZZ conquers Germany" exhibition, photos and music come together with examples depict the history of jazz in Germany. Jazz music exhibition carries the distinction of being the most comprehensive exhibition taking place in terms of culture in Istanbul.
Jazz music from the 1920s to the present has influenced all of Germany starting from Berlin; jazz fury has shown itself from fashion to dance forms, from nightclubs to small theaters. With the arrival of the Nazis in Germany in 1933, "Jazz" was banned on radio. With the end of the war, not only in Berlin but all over Germany, jazz was once again on the stage, spreading in waves. With the spread of jazz throughout the country, it has been performed in many different ways by artists in other cities. The jazz, which was introduced to the audience in ballrooms and restaurants in the 1920s, has developed, changed and has been experienced as Underground Music ’in the 60s, and has expanded its field to the present day, and has shown itself in clubs and stage of all sizes from the intimate club atmosphere to the professionally equipped concert hall.
In short, the exhibition; Jazz conquer Germany, jazz under the swastika, jazz develops, jazz is getting rid of its competitors, clubs and Underground life, festivals - outside and inside, learning jazz, black and silver discs, master of jazz, jazz on radio, Albert Mangelsdorff, Capital Jazz Today , Jazz in Europe and 21st Century with the titles of jazz chronologically tells the visitors.
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Sub Hall
Director: Darnell Martin
Screenplay by Darnell Martin
Starring: Adrien Brody, Jeffrey Wright, Beyonce
The rhythm of danger and the music of freedom. R&B is a period work that chronicles the rise and fall of Chess Records. Cadillac Records, the story of the rise of the music company owner Leonard Chess, and Muddy Waters (Jeffrey Wright), Little Walter (Columbus Short), Chuck Berry (Mos Def), Willie Dixon (Cedric The Entertainer) and magnificent Etta James (Beyoncé Knowles) As he tells the lives of unforgettable fame that he added to his company. You will witness the extreme lives of America's most important musical legends in this 1950s and 60s Chicago, full of violence, racism, racing and Rock and Roll.
GET ON UP
Yeldeğirmeni Art Center-Sub Hall
Director: Tate Taylor
Screenplay by Jez Butterworth & John-Henry Butterworth
Starring Chadwick Boseman, Nelsan Ellis, Dan Aykroyd, Viola Davis
Get on Up is the screenplay of the life story of musician James Brown. James Brown was born in extreme poverty in 1933 South Carolina, abandoned, mistreated, and survived in prison to become one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. As a teenager, he joined the A Gospel Group, but began to gain jazz and blues throughout the Chitlin Circuit. Although substitute musicians came and went, Brown continued to fascinate audiences with his music, signature moves and energy. Chadwick Boseman portrays James Brown, who has left his mark on the history of music not only in his own genre, but also in his music and philosophy. Tate Taylor, also known for his films Maid and Ladies and Ugly People.