Jazzin’ Up Remarkable Indonesia! Java Jazz Festival 2010

March 3, 2010

Jazzin’ Up Remarkable Indonesia! Java Jazz Festival 2010


Peter Gontha, Griffith Frank, H.E Mrs Mari.E.Pangestu, Eric Bennet, Dwiki Dharmawan


Jazzin’ Up Remarkable Indonesia! Java Jazz Festival 2010 is just around the corner. 5, 6 and 7 of March in JIExpo Kemayoran Jakarta, we will have the world of jazz moved to Indonesia. The last press conference of Java Jazz Festival 2010 was held today in Borobudur Hotel, where we could see so many of jazz artists were already here, ready to blast the largest jazz festival in the world. With Peter F Gontha, the Chairman of Java Jazz,   Paul Dankmeyer (Program Director, JFP), EQ Puradiredja (Program Co-ordinator, JFP) and Mari E. Pangestu (Republic of Indonesia’s Minister of Trade), they opened the press conference with pride, mentioning all the amazing things about Java Jazz Festival 2010 this year. Java Jazz Festival is now listed in MURI record as the biggest festival in Indonesia for having 75 to 80 shows per day. Imagine this. There will be 430 International Musicians, 900 Indonesian musicians with a total of over 1000 musicians from all around the world performing on Java Jazz Festival 2010. Mari E. Pangestu then explained all the advantages of Java Jazz to Indonesian trade industry and the advantage for the positive image of Indonesia.

Java Jazz 2010 Press Conference (6)

Ketut Dharmika, H.E Mrs Mari Pangestu, Dwiki Dharmawan, Steve Thornton

The surprises continued on with Peter Gontha with Disc Tarra and Sony Music Indonesia as Sponsors and Distributors launched 2 DVD originally made in Indonesia that will be sold in Starbucks and CD stores around the world. “Glenn Fredly: A Tribute to Chrisye” and “Dwiki Dharmawan live in USA in memory of Roger Burn, feat Walfredo Reyes Jr, Jimmy Haslip, Steve Thornton and Andy Suzuki  ”. These two CD were officially released by Mari E. Pangestu with a note to stop piracy and to respect musicians’ creativity.

Dwiki Dharmawan will be presented his new compositions among others : Peace Talks, Tribal Dance, Lamalera’s Dream, Roger’s Touch, and many more with energetic line up : Deva Permana on Drums, Barry Likumahuwa on Bass, Eugen Bounti os Clarinet/Sax, Gatut on trumpet, Enggar on Trombone/Tuba, Yusuke Akai (Japan-Guitar),Indonesian rising star jazz singer Dira.J.Sugandi and Dwiki Dharmawan himself on Piano, Vocoder and Synthesizer 5 March 2010 at B1/Hip Stage on 23:15

Dwiki Dharmawan’s music is innovative, intense and also emotional and draw its inspiration from many different sources with his spirit and compositional originality. He has ability with the various touches on the instrument, and familiar with classical and jazz repertoire but also has an affinity with his Indonesian traditional culture.