The Jazz Festival that is Buzzin

6 Feb 2013 11:03

The Jazz Festival that is Buzzin'

Every year, the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival will spoil the music lovers to feel the excitement and for the feeling to become the subject of conversation for months later. In 2013, the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival will be held on the 1, 2 and 3 March at the JiExpo Kemayoran.

This ninth edition, this much celebrated jazz festival in the southern hemisphere will present names like Joss Stone, Lisa Stansfield and Basia as part of the Special Shows and it will also be enlivened by Spyro Gyra, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Jimmy Cliff, Magnus Lindgren, Gregory Porter, James Carter, Roy Hargrove, Kenny Garrett, Phil Perry, Butterscotch, Wouter Hamel, The Soul Rebels, Bob James, Chuck Loeb, Fernandez4, New York Voices, Balance and the Traveling Sounds, George Duke, Jose James, Miles Smiles (Larry Coryell, Omar Hakim, Joey DeFrancesco, Daryll Jones, Rick Margitza), Jose James, Brian Simpson, Fourplay, Eldar Djangirov, Emily Elbert, David Helbock, Roberta Gambarini and Mellow Motif. Indonesian musicians who will participate to perform at the annual jazz festival among others will be Indro Hardjodikoro The Fingers, The Groove, Indonesian Youth Generation, Dwiki Dharmawan, Abdul and the Coffee Tree Theory, Ade & Brothers, Ginda and the White Flowers, The ExtraLarge, Calvin Jeremy, Indra Lesmana, The Jongens Quartet, Margo Rising Stars, Glenn Fredly, Oddie Agam, Sister Duke, Storia, BubuGiri, Tulus, For Better Life Movement 57kustik, Tompi, G-PLUCK BEATLES, Barry Likumahuwa Project, Andien, NINO, Matthew Sayersz, and Heaven On Earth.

Jazz Up The World As a large and influential music event, it has been for years now that the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival conveys messages that relates to the lives of the citizens. This annual jazz event has succeeded to utter the importance of harmony in the world.

The "Jazz Up The World" tagline becomes an illustration of the success of the festival which is prepared and produced by Indonesian that enriched the world with harmony and peaceful messages needed by the world's society.

Music played by musicians from around the globe is making the world more colorful. Indonesia gets a lot of attention as music (jazz) festival host, which has become the destination of great musicians to demonstrate their expertise in music.

There are some interesting notes from the performers on 1, 2 and 3 March. Besides Joss Stone, Lisa Stansfield and Basia, there are unique stories behind these performances;

In the 1980s, there were two musicians who influenced the fusion jazz in Indonesia, and they were Marcus Miller and Stanley Clarke. It will be interesting to see their performance on the stages of the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013. Marcus Miller will perform with his own band, and Stanley Clarke will perform together with George Duke, which special project collaboration in 1981 was known as the "Clarke/Duke Project". Last year they toured as "Clarke/Duke Project 4- Bring It", as they will do at the Festival this year.

Miles Smiles is a project consisting of musicians that have performed together with the legendary musician Miles Davis. Although at times, the formation of the group changes, the group will perform in Jakarta next March with the well-known Hammond player Joey DeFrancesco, the guitarist expert Larry Carlton, Omar Hakim on drums, Darryl Jones on bass and Saxophonist Rick Margitza.

Amongst the Indonesian artists, Oddie Agam will celebrate his 4th decade of carrier in the music industry. Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival always provides room to show appreciation to musicians that have contributed to music in Indonesia. In the pass, the festival has acknowledge the contributions of names such as Chrisye, Sam Saimun, Bing Slamet, Fariz RM, Elfa Secioria, and this year, it will be for Oddie Agam.

Meanwhile, Barry Likumahuwa Project will present the "Tribute to Weather Report". Weather Report used the be one the most respected fusion jazz group in the past. There will be other special projects on the way that will be presented to make the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013 a spectacular one.

Java Jazz On The Move (JJOTM) The early bird tickets started became available on sale in November 2012, and the excitement for the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013 through JJOTM started in 19 January at FX Sudirman and Teater Salihara. Just like the past, JJOTM will be held in Jakarta, Serpong, Karawaci, Depok and Bandung alternately until 27 February. Besides the Indonesian musicians, foreign musicians such as Emily Elbert, Jose James, Brian Simpson and Balance and the Traveling Sounds will also be performing at our JJOTM. During JJOTM there will be a ticket-selling booth at the venue.

From The Sponsors

Djarum Super Mild Jakarta International Djarum Super MILD Java Jazz Festival 2013 is an international-class jazz festival that brings together local jazz musicians whose talent easily matches many international artists. The event has become part of the Indonesian music scene and continues to attract broader audiences each year. The program fulfills the urban need for entertainment while boosting/supporting a jazz industry that continues to bring forth young talented jazz artists.

Djarum Super MILD Java Jazz Festival 2013 is part of Djarum's commitment to music industry development in Indonesia, particularly jazz music, by hosting international level events in the country.

BNI Bank Negara Indonesia supports Jarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013. Bank Negara Indonesia, once again is an official Bank and partner for The Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013 for the 9th times in a row since the event firstly held. Our support for this event is a sign of commitment in developing creative industry especially on Music, and also tourism industry in Indonesia, especially Jakarta, as the event has been one of the international iconic music events. The presence of world musicians on this event suits the BNI mission of "Bridging the World and Indonesia". As like in the previous events, this year our customers will also enjoy some privileges that we have exclusively prepare for them. 1. Privilege of purchasing tickets with special promo. By using BNI Card (Credit/Debit), they're entitle to enjoy "buy 1 get 2" program. 2. To our Emerald / Platinum, and Taplus Muda Java Jazz Edition potential customers, a special queing line will be provided for faster and easy access to enter the JJF show area. 3. BNI Pre-paid, as the official payment card for food, drinks, and merchandises in JJF, it is now can be used as a payment card for TransJakarta. 4. ATMs and Pre-paid card booth are also conveniently available inside the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013 for all BNI Customers.

Telkomsel Head of Marketing Communications Group Telkomsel Irlamsyah Syam stated, "Telkomsel's participation in this prestigious event is our way to support Indonesia in the international music front, especially for jazz music. Not only do we offer a 50% discount to purchase daily pass tickets to the Java Jazz Festival, Telkomsel also provide comfort and convenience for customers by non-cash transactions using T-cash, in line with the ever growing digital lifestyle in Indonesia.
We hope that Telkomsel customers can enjoy the benefits that we provide, and that it is an advantage for them to use Telkomsel as their choice of communications solution." Irlam elaborates.

Cigna For Cigna, it is a great opportunity to be a part of the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival that is not just the largest music festival in Indonesia, but also has been one of the most awaited annual music festival in Asia. Head of Strategic Marketing Division Cigna Indonesia, Reginald Hamdani said that Cigna understand the needs of the community to enjoy life through music which has been proven if listening to music will give a positive impact on health. By fully supporting the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival since 2012, Cigna wishes to make insurance as part of lifestyle, hence all the music lovers can learn more about insurance, especially health insurance.

So don't miss the Jakarta International Djarum Super Mild Java Jazz Festival 2013 !!! Jazz Up The World