Returning for its 9th edition, to become the biggest Jazz Festival and one of the largest musical events in the world: the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival 2013 will take on Indonesia’s capital city by storm from 1st to 3rd March 2013 to be staged at the large Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
After establishing Jakarta as the world’s capital of Jazz with last year’s tagline: “Where Jazz Finds a Home”, this year the festival is back with a bolder agenda to spread the groove of Jazz to the entire planet with its striking theme: Jazz Up The World. The tagline also serves to illustrate the success of the festival which is nearing the period of a decade and is entirely produced by Indonesia’s own finest show business personalities.
Confirming the scale and magnitude of the festival, this year the Java Jazz will set up 16 stages for over 50 shows per day. With over 160 performers –and counting, - this year’s Java Jazz Festival will feature special shows from three exceptional ladies, namely British legendary singer Lisa Stansfield, soulful Joss Stone, and emerging superstar Basia.
Grammy-winning musician, actor, singer, songwriter, producer, and known for his work which helped popularize Reggae across the world, Jimmy Cliff is also scheduled to perform at the 9th Edition of Java Jazz Festival 2013. Two legendary fusion-jazz bass players Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke will also showcase their skills in the festival. A group called Miles Smiles which consists of musicians who once played alongside Miles Davis including Joey DeFransesco, Larry Coryell, Omar Hakim, Darryl Jones, and Rick Margitza, will be playing the classical hits of Miles Davis.
Completing the line up are some of the world’s renowned musicians like: Gregory Porter, Wouter Hamel, The Soul Rebel, Balance and The Traveling Sounds, Bob James, Phil Perry, Butterscotch, Chucho Valdes, Chuck Loeb, David Helbock, Eldar Djangirov, Emily Elbert, Fernandez4, Fourplay, James Carter Organ Trio, Jose James, Monday Michiru, Phil Perry, Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Roy Hargrove RH Factor, Spyro Gyra, The Kenny Garrett Quintet, and many more.
As always, Java Jazz Festival is also the stage to showcase Indonesia’s own finest talents. Combining legendary names in Indonesian Jazz scene and new emerging stars, this year’s Indonesian line up consists of: Indro Hardjodikoro The Fingers, The Groove, Indonesian Youth Generation, Dwiki Dharmawan, Abdul and The Coffee Tree Theory, Ade& Brothers, Chakra Khan, Ginda and The White Flowers, The Extra Large, Calvin Jeremy, Indra Lesmana, Glenn Fredly, Oddie Agam, Storia, Tulus, 57kustik, Tompi, Barry Likumahuwa Project, Andien, and many more.
Preceding the event and in order to spread the hype the mood of the Jakarta International Djarum Super Java Jazz Festival 2013, the organizers will launch the Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz on the Move (JJOTM) in several malls and cafes across Jakarta. The JJOTM will be held on the third week of January 2013 at the Sumarecon Mall Serpong, Black Cat Jazz&Blues Club, Margo City Depok, Puri Mall, and Supermall Karawaci.
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 sure to be there!
More information and ticket reservation available at: www.javajazzfestival.com
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