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JAZZ IN TURKEY + Q&A + shorts

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Jazz in Turkey is documentary project that explores the condition, evolution and interaction of Turkish jazz music and its musicians, in parallel to Turkish history.

The film will be followed by a Q&A with Director Batu Akyol.

Work in Progress Screenings - Shorts of featuring documentaries:


Directed by Serdar Kökçeoğlu

A short documentary about İlhan Kemaleddin Mimaroğlu who, having moved from Turkey to the USA in 1959, became one of the pioneers of electronic music. He became the legendary producer of Charles Mingus. His avant-garde music influenced people like Federico Fellini, Frank Zappa and John Lennon. Never losing his ties with Turkey, he passed away in 2012.

Length: Work in progress version Documentary, 7’, Colour, B&W, Heimatlos Films

Writers: Serdar Kökçeoğlu & Elif Dizdaroğlu

Producers: Dilek Aydın & Esin Uslu

Music Director: Erdem Helvacıoğlu

Language: Turkish / English

Subtitle: English


Directed & Produced by Deniz Yüksel Abalıoğlu

Maffy Falay, now an old man, lives in Stockholm. In the 60’s, when Jazz was at its peak, he performed in the US and in Europe with some of the greatest musicians of the era, such as Kenny Clarke, Francy Boland and Thelonious Monk. Being one of the last few representatives of this particular generation of art, the Bebop Jazz, he led a lonely life, isolated in the social fabric of Sweden.

We will witness Maffy, at the age of 88, in his efforts to return back to Turkey to start a new life in his homeland.

Length: Work in progress version

Genre: Music Documentary

Language: Turkish / English

Subtitle: English

About Turquazz Festival

Turquazz Anatolian Jazz & Roots Festival is a brand new and multidisciplinary arts festival in London, shining a light on Anatolian jazz and roots culture emanating from Turkey and its surrounding regions. Kicking off on March 13th and running till the end of the month at various venues around the capital, the festival is one of discovery boasting a packed programme of concerts, screenings, talks, dance, DJs and a pop up jazz-dining experience. Anatolian jazz without limits! www.turquazz.org