Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJF) is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world Jakarta, Indonesia. An annual jazz festival held every early March it was designed to be one of the largest jazz festivals globally. It was held for the first time, in 2005, approximately 125 groups and 1,405 artists performed in 146 shows. The festival was attended by 57,800 visitors, during its three-day stretch.

Up until the fourth Festival in 2008, there were 180 Indonesian and international groups, and 1,600 artists that performed in 300 shows on the festivals 18 stages. The festival in 2008 was attended by 69,000.

JJF’s motto, “Bringing the World to Indonesia”, is implemented through the act of inviting numerous international artists to the festival.

This is not only intended to treat the public with a feast of international talents, but also as an opportunity for international artists to see the talent of Indonesia’s jazz musicians, as well as jazz improvisations paired with Indonesian traditional music and also arouse collaborations on JJF's stages.

During the four years of the festival, collaborations create a new musical harmony. People of diverse background (nation and culture) meet in harmony through jazz. Peter F. Gontha, the director claims that musicians are the appropriate ambassadors to vocalize peace.

Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival showcases jazz, and other genres, including the ‘jazz ‘n beyond’ form presented by DJs. As a result, JJF's performance areas are always packed with audience from a wide range of age groups. It is a fact that most foreign musicians were awed that JJF also attracts teenage viewers.

Taken From : Wikipedia.org

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