The world’s biggest jazz festival: the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, - more popularly known as Java Jazz Festival, - will highlight the capital city Jakarta with the grandest celebration of music from 4th to 6th March 2015, to be held at the Jakarta International Exhibition Center,Kemayoran.
Having firmly established Jakarta as Asia's capital of Jazz, this year the festival is back with a bolder agenda to spread the groove of Jazz to the entire planet. As always, the jazz fiesta will again feature some of the world’s most prominent musicians.
Among names confirmed appearing in this year’s festival are: Robin Thicke, Level 42, Ron King Big Band, Candy Dulfer, Patti Austin, Larry Coryell & David Garfield, New West Guitar Group, Jazz Orchestra of The Concertgebouw, Rick Braun, BadBadNotGood, Michelle Walker, Tony Monaco & Fareed Haque, Till Brönner, Hiatus Kaiyote, Monty Alexander Harlem-Kingston Express, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® "Adiós Tour", Seun Kuti & Egypt 80, Relish, and Richard Galliano New Musette Quartet.
The festival will also showcase Indonesia’s own finest talents. Combining legendary names in Indonesian Jazz scene and new emerging stars, this year’s Indonesian confirmed line up consists of: Idang Rasjidi, Indro Hardjodikoro & Friends, Rida, Sita, Dewi, Endah n Rhesa + Dialog Dini Hari, Marcell, Mocca, Maliq and D’Essentials, Kunto Aji, Adera, Yura Yunita, Albert Fakdawer, Tomorrow People Ensemble, ODDS, Teza Sumendra, Barasuara, 5 Petani , Brainjuice Parlor, Yance Manusama & Otti Jamalus, Andira, Sopana Sokya, 5 Romeo, Laid This Nite, and The Ambassadors.
The lineup is still expanding with more of both international and national artists confirming their attendance in due course.
Reverberating the hype of the show and spreading the “virus” of Java Jazz 2016, the Java Jazz on the Move programs isongoing having started in mid-January. The pre-event showcases no less than 20 performers in several malls and cafes across Jakarta.
As the line-up gets more and more impressive each year, Indonesia firmly establishes itself on the world music map. Transforming Jakarta into the Capital of Jazz, the Java Jazz Festival is constantly committed to promote Indonesia through music, making it a true Mecca of Jazz. As the stages are being set up, and more artists are filling the line-up, bear in mind that this spectacular music scene only comes once a year. So be there!
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