Not everyone can successfully manage the transition from singing opera to singing jazz, but Akyoldaş has pulled it off with aplomb. She has been teamed up with pianist Onur Nevşehir, in the group known as Cazova, since 1996; they have performed in Berlin and Florence as well as at numerous venues in Turkey: the Bosphorus Jazz Days, the Eskişehir Festival, and of course Nardis Jazz Club.