Returning for its 9th edition, 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 Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran, Jakarta.
This year the festival will be expanded, crossing the borders of countries, being held simultaneously in neighboring Singapore, making it a truly special joint attraction of the ASEAN region. A number of artists will appear in both cities, ensuring that the schedule of celebrities will not clash thanks to the proximity of Singapore and Jakarta.
As in previous years, the festival will be filled with some of the world’s most prominent Jazz musicians. With over 350 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.
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, Brian Simpson, Butterscotch, Chucho Valdes, Chuck Loeb, David Helbock. Eldar Djangirov, Emily Elbert, Fernandez4, Fourplay, George Duke & Stanley Clarke, James Carter Organ Trio, Jose James, Mellow Motif, Miles Smiles feat. Larry Coryell, Joey DeFrancesco, Omar Hakim, Daryll Jones, Rick Margitza, New York Voices, Phil Perry, Roberta Gambarini, Roy Hargrove Quintet, Roy Hargrove RH Factor, Spyro Gyra, and The Kenny Garrett Quintet.
As always, Java Jazz Festival is also the stage to showcase Indonesia’s own finest talents. Although the list is still not final, Indonesian artists that are projected to perform are: BubuGiri, Agnes Monica, Aksan Sjuman, Andien, Bandanaira, Benny Likumahuwa Jazz Connection, Benny Mustafa, Bintang Indrianto, BLP Tribute to Weather Report, Calvin Jeremy, Chaque Mate, Cindy Bernadette with Oele Pattiselano, Dewa Budjana, Dewi Sandra, Donny Koeswinarno Quintet, Dwiki Dharmawan, Flamenco Jazz Yeppie Romero & Nitha Aartsen, Glen Dauna-Jimmy Hendrix Experience, Idang Rasjidi Syndicate, Indra Lesmana-LLW, Ligro Trio, Matthew Sayersz, Titi DJ and Indra Lesmana- The Lady Sings The Blues, Tjut Nyak Deviana, Tohpati, and Tulus.
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 lineup 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 lineup, 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