The Jakarta Post
Singer Marcell during press conference of Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (Java Jazz 2020) on January 15, 2020 in South Jakarta. Marcell is among musicians who will perform at the festival. (Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival/File)
The annual Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival has announced more names of performers set to entertain festival-goers for three days from Feb. 28 to March 1 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Central Jakarta.
Among the artists announced by organizers on Wednesday are Benny Mustafa N Jongens, Dwiki Darmawan featuring Nadin Amizah, Jay Som, Jeff Lorber Fusion Trio, KRLY, Maya Hasan, Michael Paulo & Gregg Karukas featuring Melissa Manchester, Michael White, MLDJAZZPROJECT All Star featuring Devinta, Monéva, Arta (ICINC), MLDJAZZPROJECT S4 featuring Potret, Fariz RM & Humania, Nita Aartsen Quintet, Nusantero, Pamungkas, Paulinho Garcia, Phil Perry, RINI, Ron King Big Band, The Steve McQueens, United States Air Force Band of the Pacific and Yongky Vincent.
In late 2019, legendary group The Jacksons and singer-songwriter Omar Apollo were revealed to be part of the festival’s lineup alongside other musicians like Ardhito Pramono, Ari Lennox, Bruno Major, Marcell and Young Gun Silver Fox.
Dewi Gontha, president director of promoter Java Festival Production, said in a statement that this year’s festival, themed Redeem Yourself Through Music, "comes from a consideration that every human needs something to escape from many things that happen in this life, and that thing could be music".
Tickets are available for purchase at the festival’s website with prices starting from Rp 250,000 (US$18.32). (wir/kes)
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