After 13 years of outstanding music and electrifying fiesta, the biggest jazz festival in Indonesia and arguably in South East Asia, The Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival is returning for its 14th edition from March 2nd to 4th, 2018 at the JIExpo convention and exhibition center in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
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The Java Jazz Festival (JJF) this year presents the tagline: "Celebrate Jazz in Diversity". Indonesia is built upon diverse culture, and jazz as a musical genre is also formed from diverse roots and intertwined with other genres. Among the many 'colors' of jazz are smooth jazz with a touch of R&B, fusion jazz with elements of rock and funk, acid jazz with psychedelic twists, as well as other subgenres such as Dixieland, swing, bebop, hard bop, cool jazz, free jazz, and a whole lot more. These groovy genres will be presented under one uniting flag of Jazz, and you can enjoy JJF in the jazz capital of Asia.
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For the course of three consecutive days starting from March, 2, over 300 performers in more than 90 shows will showcase their exceptional skills and musical finesse on 10 stages, outdoor and indoor. Highlighting the musical fiesta, there will also be over 45 exhibition booths and more than 35 food stalls for you to refresh your energy.
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As always, JJF will feature some of the most prominent musicians on the planet. Among the international names decorating this year's lineup are: Goo Goo Dolls, Vanessa Williams, Dionne Warwick, Harvey Mason, Incognito, Chris Walker, Lee Ritenour , Larry Carlton, Jhene Aiko, Elan Trotman, Daniel Caesar, Kevin Randolph, LAUV, Maya Azucena, Ron King Big Band, The Commodores Experience ft. Thomas McClary, Tony Monaco, and a whole lot more.
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Indonesian confirmed line up consists of legendary names in Indonesian Jazz scene and fresh emerging talents, such as: Aksan Sjuman Trio, Andien, Bass G, Candra Darusman "Detik Waktu", Dewa Budjana, Dira Sugandi, Ecoutez, Endah 'n Rhesa, JAZ, Kunto Aji, Indro Harjodikoro, Maliq & D'Essentials, JBF Trio, Petra Sihombing, Sheila and the Upmost, Yura Yunita, The Rollies, and plenty more.
As the lineup gets more and more impressive each year, Indonesia firmly established itself on the world music map with the Java Jazz Festival. Moreover, Java Jazz Festival is committed to promote Indonesia through music, making it a true Mecca of jazz. It is also a vote of confidence for the country's tourism industry. Bear in mind, that this spectacular musical festival only comes once a year, so Java Jazz is definitely something you can't afford to miss!
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