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The annual Java Jazz Festival, which is held in Jakarta in - traditionally - the first weekend of March, is one of the largest jazz festivals in the world. This year, between 1 and 3 March 2019, it was the festival’s 15th edition and again it was a success. Held at Jakarta International Expo Kemayoran (in Central Jakarta), the 2019 edition of the event attracted some tens of thousands of visitors, daily. The festival offered 11 stages with 100 artists performing.
Each year, the Java Jazz Festival manages to attract big international names. Some examples of famous musicians that have visited the festival over the past years are Stevie Wonder, Oleta Adams, Marcus Miller, Jamie Cullum, Santana, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Lee Ritenour, Dave Koz, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Incognito, Earth, Wind & Fire, James Brown, James Ingram, the Crusaders, Bob James, John Legend, Babyface, George Benson, George Duke, Fourplay, Al Jarreau, Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Spyro Gyra, James Taylor, Sting, Herbie Hancock, and David Foster.
One strength of the festival is that it not only gives a podium to the big, international and well-established names, but also to relatively unknown but talented young Indonesian musicians such as 23-year old Ardhito Pramono or Kunto Aji.
Read the full article in the March 2019 edition of our monthly research report. You can purchase the report by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or a WhatsApp message to the following number: +62(0)8788.410.6944
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