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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Indonesian Jass Festival 2013: showcasing Indonesia’s Homegrown Stars

From 30th to 31st August 2013, the music scene in Indonesia will be highlighted with yet another special fiesta when the Indonesian Jass Festival gets underway at the Istora Senayan Bung Karno Sport ComplexJakarta.
The festival is aimed as the stage for Indonesia’s own Jazz stars and talents to showcase their musical prowess and qualities which are as fascinating as other international musicians who frequently dominate many of the country’s concerts. The Festival will not only feature Indonesia’s most popular Jazz stars, but it will also provide the opportunity for young jazz talents to rise and interact with their seniors.
The term “Jass” itself is believed to be the origin of the word “Jazz” as it is known today . Historically, the term is taken from the band that made the first recording of this genre in 1917, namely: the Originial Dixieland Jass Band .
For two consecutive days, the hall of the Istora Senayan will reverberate with the groove of jazz featuring Doctor & The Professor (Tompi), The Groove, Sweet Mouztache, Soulvibe, Sandy Winarta Quartet, Nona Ria Trio, Margie Segers, MALIQ & D'Essentials, Kosakata, Julian Marantika, Ireng Maulana, Mus Mujiono, Indro Hardjodikoro, Heaven On Earth, Harry Toledo & Covers, Hajarbleh Big Band, Gugun Blues Shelter, Boby Limijaya & 8 Horn Band, Benny Likumahuwa, Barry Likumahuwa Project, Balawan Bifan Trio, AYA [Are You Alone], Ari Pramundito, Andien, Aboda, and many more.