The Jakarta Post
One of the biggest jazz festivals in Indonesia, Java Jazz has announced the headliners for its 2020 show, set to be staged on Feb. 28 to March 1. (Instagram/javajazzfest/File)
One of the biggest jazz festivals in Indonesia, Java Jazz has announced that legendary group The Jacksons and emerging singer-songwriter Omar Apollo are among the highlights of its 2020 show.
The two headliners will perform at JIExpo Kemayoran on Feb. 28 and 29 and March 1, 2020, alongside other stars, such as Bruno Major, Anomalie, Ari Lennox and Prep.
The Jacksons, whose members Jackie, Tito and Marlon Jackson are brothers of the late King of Pop Michael Jackson, started performing as The Jackson 5 in 1965 in Gary, Indiana, the United States. They are among the first African-American groups to attain a diverse following.
The brothers have sold 100 million records worldwide and were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997 and the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. Two of their songs, “ABC” and “I Want You Back”, are included in 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Compared to The Jacksons, Omar Apollo is a fresh face in the music industry. Also from Indiana, 20-year-old Omar is a first generation Mexican-American who has his own style of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul and pop music.
Omar Apollo, a 22-year old, first generation Mexican-American singer from Indiana, began writing and recording his own mix of jazz, R&B, funk, alternative, soul, and pop music. His music is influenced by Benny Sings, D'angelo, Los Panchos, John Mayer, Elliott Smith, Cuco Sánchez, Paul Simon, Gary Numan, and João Gilberto. He’s young, he’s fresh, and he’s someone that you should look out for. Let’s welcome Omar Apollo as one of the special shows for #JJF2020!
Tickets are currently on sale at the Java Jazz website. The daily pass is being sold for Rp 450,000 (US$31.81) while a three-day pass is priced at Rp 1,050,000. Attendees can witness The Jacksons’ special show on Saturday for Rp 250,000 a ticket while the pass to Omar Apollo’s special show on Sunday costs Rp 150,000. (gis/mut)
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