This year marks not only the 10th edition and a decade of Java Jazz Festival, - the biggest Jazz Festival in the World, - but also its expansion to the first ever Bali Live International Jazz Festival 2014 scheduled to take place in Bali from 5th to 8th March 2014. Set right after the Java Jazz Festival 2014 in Jakarta, this prestigious Event will feature world famous international acts from the Java Jazz line-up, as well as other International artists besides Bali’s own best talents and other Indonesian renowned musicians.
The Festival will feature three nights of Pre-Events featuring bands from the festival line-up, at a selection of premiere Live Music Venues around the island. These venues include the Jazz Café in Ubud, Hard Rock Café in Kuta, Ryoshi House of Jazz, Uma Cucina Ubud, Mozaic Beach Club Kerobokan, SOS Anantara Seminyak, Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa, Sundara Jimbaran, and Le Meridien Hotel Jimbaran.
The main festival will be an all day open air concert on Saturday 8th March from 2pm- 11pm Central Indonesia Time at Taman Bhagawan, an iconic and idyllic ocean-front venue in Tanjung Benoa. Not only will the audience be presented with great music but, moreover, with the beautiful Balinese style setting of Taman Bhagawan comprising a 100-metre stretch of white sand beach in the charming village of Tanjung Benoa. The venue is just 5 minutes’ drive away from the exclusive Nusa Dua resorts area, 20 minutes’ drive from the airport and 30 minutes from Seminyak, Kuta or Denpasar.
Among confirmed musicians highlighting the Bali Live International Jazz Festival 201 are: Earth Wind & Fire Experience featuring Al Mckay, Incognito, Tania Maria, Omar, Estaire Godinez featuring Stokley Williams from Mint Condition, Playas Gotta Play Feat D Notes Harris, Robbert Turner, Kevin Briggs & Sandy Winarta, Nita Aartsen, Israel Varela & Yeppy Romero, Balawan, Rio Sidik Quartet, Nancy Ponto & The Soul Brothers, and Massive Soul feat Dee Dice.
Projected to become a regular annual event, Bali Live International Jazz Festival provides a platform to showcase the finest talents of Bali and Indonesia, to share the stage with some of the world’s best musicians. The event aims to elevate the music scene in Bali to a new level and to place the enchanting island on the worldwide music map in the same way as Java Jazz has done for Jakarta.
More information available at: http://www.balilivefestival.com/
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