Jazz Market 2016 at Taman Bhagawan Bali, Clothing the Nation

Get in line for the line up for Jazz Market by the Sea, 2016. Jazz market by the Sea is back for it’s 6th year! As always there’s the best of the Indonesian jazz scene, hotly-tipped emerging talent and exciting cross genre artists, with a programme that truly brings something for everyone.  Attracting not just music fans, the festival includes vibrant market stalls showcasing local arts & crafts, a wide range of mouth watering food stalls, and other many other festivities.  This award winning festival, one of Bali’s biggest Jazz event, runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st  August 2016 from 2PM to 11PM each day, at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, Bali.

Jazz Market by the Sea 2016 Headliners include:

KLA Project

Who doesn’t know KLA Project? This formerly known pop band was formed in 1988 by lead singer Katon Bagaskara. Their first album, “KLA” was released in 1989 and was a huge success. After breaking up in 2003, KLA Project is now returning with a different musical style — Indie. This year will alsowitness the launch of their album with new format & big band orchestra.

White Shoes & The Couples Company

This Indonesian band from Jakarta has received many international awards, including one of the best 25 bands on MySpace by Rolling Stone and one of the 25 most crush-worthy bands of 2006 by Allmusic. Influenced by 1930’s jazz and 1960’s pop music, the band has just signed to an American independent label based in Chicago.

DDHEAR – Dialog Dini Hari & Endah n Rhesa

Formed in 2008, Dialog Dini Hari is simply about flowing dialogue after midnight and summarize it into musical notation, mixing between “neo-green-phsycedelic-grunge-core” and “deep-psycho-brit-rock”. While Endah N Rhesa is a husband & wife duo from West Java, comprising acoustic guitar, bass and vocal, bringing out many genres of music such as ballads, jazz, blues, rock & roll. This sweet collaboration between Dialog Dini Hari & Endah N Rhesa, dubbed DDHEAR, is going to be their first public performance in Bali. Each of the performers will bring out their references with their own style.

Erik Sondhy

Accomplished Jazz pianist Erik Sondhy, one of the pillars of the Bali Jazz community who has recorded music at Abbey Road Studios, London, will jazz the day with his Latin style. As a bold and intense musician, he is certainly one of Indonesia’s rising Jazz stars. Known as ‘Mister Fingers’, Erik was the mentor of Joey Alexander (the runner up for Grammy Awards Best Jazz Instrumental Album “For My Favorite Things”.

Lisa Soul

Starting her career at a church choir in Flores, Lisa decided to level up her singing skill by moving to Bali in 1995, following her sterling performance in Bali World Music Festival in Arma Museum Ubud. She toured around Asia between 2002 and 2009 with her band. In 2010, Lisa became a resident musician at a number of venues around the south part of the island. Withsolid Soul roots, Lisa is known to set up a swinging vibe in the audience, bringing all that jazz energy.

And there are many more talented acts lined-up to colour the weekend!

Beside good jazz beats from Indonesian talents, Jazz Market will also brings a cultural theme “CLOTHING THE NATION”. Jappy Sanger, the Co-Founder said: “This year we want to bring the Jazz Market goers to experience what is beyond our Indonesian heritage and culture through textiles and fabrics, with dimensions of the past and to this present day. All of this has been clothed and collaborated through Indonesian music culture & jazz.”

Jazz Market is always a festival for everyone. Music, culture, culinary, and engaging activities for you, and your kids are just some of the treats you’ll catch in this year’s Jazz Market.

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