Jazz Celebrities Ready Live Seventh ASEAN Jazz Festival

Krakatau Reunion
Jazz musicians will enliven the world 7th ASEAN Jazz Festival in Batam, Riau Islands Province, Indonesia. Event will be held at Harbour Bay Jodoh Batu Ampar Batam on Saturday (6/9/2014) starting at 16:00 p.m.

The event is free and open to the public was held in order to increase tourist arrivals. The main cross border visitors or cross border visits country as well as strengthen the promotion of Indonesian tourism. ASEAN Jazz Festival performances this is the seventh time the agenda.

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Republic of Indonesia, ASEAN states Nirwandar Jazz Festival to be part of a flagship program to promote tourism. In addition, this event became a means of improving the creative economy industry.

To the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia supported by the Provincial Government and the Government of Riau Islands of Batam again presented at the international jazz festival. A number of jazz musicians from Indonesia and abroad expressed readiness to perform.

As for the celebrities who will perform jazz in between Kamal Musallam (Dubai), German Dmitriev (Russia), and Krakatau (reunion). Krakatau fronted Gilang Ramadhan, Indra, Trie Utami, Donny Suhendra, Pre B. Dharma, and Dwiki Dharmawan.

Krakatau is already nearly 30 years old will be playing together in Batam. This fourth appearance after playing in Java Jazz Jakarta, Bandung Kampoeng Jazz, and Jazz Market Bali. Expected Krakatau can suck the attention of fans from Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore.

Do not miss the young star will appear also Monita Tahalea, jazz singer Nina Tammam together from Surabaya Surabaya All Stars Big Band, with guitarist Adi Darmawan, Agam Hamzah and Gerry Herb. Jazz and Malay style concoction of Tengku Rio, and representatives from other Batam, Batam Jazz Society, and Groovinity.

"This year the event will begin with a jazz clinic for the jazz community in Batam which will be hosted by American musician, Brian Batie. AJF 7th overall event will be packed with prepared two stages, namely: Wonderful Wonderful Indonesia Stage and Stage Riau Islands," said Festival Director 7th ASEAN Jazz Festival, Haji Dwiki Darmawan told to Tribun Batam on Thursday (4/9/2014) evening.

Dwiki add AJF 7th 2014 will be presenting a diversity of genres from straight ahead jazz to funk. Noted musicians and many prominent Indonesian and foreign groups have performed at previous ASEAN Jazz Festival. Jazz musicians are very attractive and impressive on stage.

Among them Bob James, Toninho Horta (Brazil), The Brag Pack (Netherlands), Sandra Viraj (Philippines), Natasha Pattamapongs (Thailand), Eastmania (Dubai), Andien, Dira Sugandi, Rieka Roslan, Listen Dialog, Urban Phat, Bandaneira , Bass Groove (Malaysia), Fabian Lim (Singapore), Steve Thornton (USA/Malaysia), Jeremy Tordjman (France), Barry Likumahuwa, and Syaharani. (Source: Tribun Batam)

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