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The Jacksons, Omar Apollo to perform at Java Jazz 2020

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, November 26, 2019  /  12:30 pm
The Jacksons, Omar Apollo to perform at Java Jazz 2020

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.

Read also: Java Jazz continues to explore beyond jazz with diverse 2019 lineup

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.

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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