Jakarta Java Jazz Festival
125 groups, 1,405 artists, 146 shows, and 3 days means a million reasons to attend the sixth annual Java Jazz Festival this March. With prominent international and local artists in attendance, anyone interested in music and culture should consider visiting this world famous festival in Jakarta.
The Java Jazz International Festival features world-class acts, including Herbie Hancock, Sister Duke, and David Sanborn, along with hundreds of other local and international groups. For three days, Jakarta harmonizes with the sounds of saxophones, guitars, and violins, in a whirlwind of concerts and culture that attracts music lovers from across the world.
The Java Jazz Festival began in 2005 with the express purpose of “bringing the world to Indonesia.” With a humble start, the festival has grown tremendously and now attracts 50,000 fans from across the globe. Attendees enjoy lively concerts that are interspersed throughout the city of Jakarta in popular venues such as clubs, mall, universities, and the Jakarta International Expo center.
Be sure attend the pre-festival festivities called “Jazz on the Move,” which features dozens of popular artists that play free shows throughout Jakarta to promote the event. Those intrigued can purchase day tickets or festival passes online that range from Rp 350,00 to Rp 968,000.
What: The 6th Annual Java Jazz Festival
Where: The Jakarta International Expo
When: March 2-4, 2012
Recommended Hotel: Le Grandeur Mangga Dua Hotel
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