The annual 2nd Ubud Village Jazz Festival will be held, once again, on 8th and 9th August 2014 at ARMA Ubud and will feature a world-class line-up that is guaranteed to be even more impressive than the first. Acclaimed jazz musicians from Indonesia such as Musicology, Yuri Mahatma, Astrid Sulaiman, Shadow Puppets, Dwiki Dharmawan, Balawan etc, and international musicians, Gilad Hekselman (USA), an Israeli jazz guitarist, who has set himself roughly up in the line of Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel, with a warm and clean guitar tone, clear articulation, crazily extended improvisational ideas and speed, an advanced understanding of harmony.
And for the second time in UVJF 2014, Uwe Plath and Dian Pratiwi (Germany) a great collaboration between native Indonesian jazz singer, who’s been spending her 15 years life abroad, with Ondrej Stjveracek (Czech)will bring you a different perspective of jazz. Nevertheless, GAPP Project (Australia), Endo Seiji (Japan), Alexandre Cunha (Brazil), Ben Van Den Dungen (Holland)and more, will play under the stars in the grounds of the magnificent Arma Museum, Ubud.
The 2014 theme is “Awakening Indonesia” in keeping with Indonesia’s Independence Day celebration in August. It celebrates the spirit of independence by focusing on Indonesia’s young generation of emerging musicians who are the brave, new voices of Jazz in Indonesia. The Festival aims to provide important cross-cultural and networking opportunities between International and local jazz musicians and will showcase established and emerging musicians over two days, using three stages. It will collaborate with local industries, such as handmade drums from Jakarta and double bass from Solo and bamboo installation for the stage décor.
This year, the BRI TOUCH International Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2014 is proud to partner with The Jazz Summer School in Korea-Netherlands as an exciting initiative to promote Jazz education in Indonesia. The Bali Jazz Summer School will be held over 5 days before the festival and will be divided into 6 different classes. The tutors are Rotterdam-based professional musicians who will also perform in the Festival.
Special early bird BRI TOUCH International Ubud Village Jazz Festival tickets are now available online and will be available until June. Don’t miss out on this extraordinary deal!