Anatolia has been the melting pot of Eastern and Western cultures for thousands of years and gave birth to many different musical elements and instruments. Virtuosi from different disciplines, who grew up and trained in the culture of this unique geography, will build musical bridges on the stage, and take...
A Letter from the programme curator: Batu Akyol
I have always thought that due to their background that embraces a synthesis of the East and the West, Anatolian musicians have the courage to take steps towards integrating an international music genre like jazz with other genres. With the content that we produce on our platform, we have been creating awareness about how important complete fusion into the local culture is in terms of international connections, or in more contemporary terms, global cultural communication.
Concepts such as synthesis, fusion and memory are at the centre of our Turkish Jazz Club projects, whose first and honorary guest is Nardis Jazz Club this year. We are delighted to present these two fantastic days as a glimpse into the thousands of years of Anatolian heritage as a part of the phenomenal EFG London Jazz Festival.
As the motto of Nardis goes; Jazz better be listened to in a club. Looking forward to welcoming you during the Nardis Jazz Club London Pop-Up on the 18th and 19th of November at Exmouth Market.
Curator of pop-up Jazz Club Program
Director of Turquazz Culture
ALFRED BERKSHIRE JAZZ SESSIONS
Tributes to Turkish Jazz Giants
A Letter from the founder of Alfred Berkshire
AT A GLANCE: ALFRED BERKSHIRE
Founded in Ankara in 2009, Alfred Berkshire and Company has initially offered its distinguished stakeholders and participants high-quality international education opportunities which was later sustained by global educational management services. Celebrating the 14th birthday in May 2023, Alfred Berkshire global team is now more than proud to be serving as exclusive service providers of internationally recognized state-of-the-art educational programs and services such as Britannica School, Global Ties, OSSD Global High School and World Book Online in Turkey, as well as several similar initiatives in London, United Kingdom.
ALFRED BERKSHIRE SOCIETY
Alfred Berkshire has always supported the idea that education should never be confined to imparting academic knowledge to the students only, but more towards holistic progress. This idea helped the changemakers in Alfred teams sustain the development of culture and arts programs and events both locally and internationally.
Regarding the practical, social, and educational benefits of arts & culture events, we are overjoyed to witness our students to become more passionate and confident, have team spirit and have better sense of responsibility, pursue healthy choices, interact better with others, learn the art of building relationships, learn respect and therefore develop their personalities and shape their future with personal leverage.
Alfred Berkshire and Company has proudly held Alfred Berkshire Jazz Sessions under the leadership and magical influence of the world-renowned jazz drummer Mr. Ferit Odman and his friends since 2017 and we are thrilled to be a part of EFG London Jazz Festival 2022 in collaboration with Turquazz Culture! This will be the most significant step so far for Alfred Berkshire Jazz Sessions and a great inspiration for our students and upcoming events in our culture & arts journey.