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Java Jazz Returns to Jakarta in June
31 May 2023 | Written by Chris Alexander

The Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (JJF) will return to Jakarta this weekend, along with an eclectic array of stars from the contemporary jazz music scene. Held from 2-4 June 2023, Java Jazz 2023 will take place at JIExpo, Kemayoran in Jakarta.

Since its inaugural show in 2005, Java Jazz has grown into one of the world’s biggest and best jazz festivals, thanks to the huge number of stages and artists featured. Over the course of three days, this year’s event will feature more than 100 performances from Indonesia’s premier jazz acts, along with various international names.

This year’s rundown includes global headliners such as Cory Wong, Sister Sledge, Stephen Sanchez, Matt Johnson, Grace Kelly and the Chicago Experience feat. Danny Seraphine and Jeff Coffey. Visitors will also be able to see performances from premier Indonesian stars such as Adhitia Sofyan, Ardhito Pramono, Gugun Blues Shelter, Joey Alexander and Ariel feat. Bunga Citra Lestari.

The 18th annual Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival is one of Indonesia’s most successful and globally renowned events. With its combination of Indonesian and International performers, showcased in high-tech professional concert venues, Java Jazz has become a major highlight in the calendar for music lovers.

Tickets are already available via the Java Jazz website, where event organisers have promised “the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival will once again provide a setting for making unforgettable memories and celebrating jazz with others.”

Visitors to Jakarta this weekend are invited to join the festival and experience the many musical delights on offer. Whether you’re into classic jazz and blues or contemporary R&B, soul and fusion, the festival is a place to “preserve old memories and create new ones.”