Ubud Village Jazz Festival is back in July

The much-anticipated international UBUD VILLAGE JAZZ FESTIVAL (UVJF) is entering its 10th consecutive year. This year it will be held on Friday and Saturday July 28 and 29 and at a new location.

Yuri Mahatma, the festival co-founder explains. “We’ve been holding the festival in ARMA for nine years, and the number of attendees has steadily grown, with no sign of slowing down. We want to keep the festival cozy and comfortable for the audience, and keep surprising them with new experiences. So, we decided to move the event at STHALA Ubud Portfolio Hotel by Marriot. The hotel’s stunning open-air space is the perfect setting for our event. We are greatly looking forward to celebrating jazz in this beautiful location.”

Klik Suwantara, the festival architect, will use his wizardry of creativity to create a dreamlike ambiance, incorporating, as always, space for local culinary businesses as well as small companies from the creative sectors, in order to add to the overall experience of the event. “We wish to attract not only jazz enthusiasts but also a wider range of people” Klik told the beat.

This 10th Year Celebration is marking a Come-Back-with-Full-Force, after the worldwide lockdown. A diverse and talented lineup of musicians from all around the world and the archipelago will come together for the two-day event, bringing you on a journey of musical exploration and discovery.

Among them are the very well-known and respected Kevin Hays Trio (USA), along with Pere Bujosa Trio (Spain), Henk Kraajeveld Quintet (The Netherlands), MANNA Trio featuring Indonesian bass living legend Mates, Rio Moreno Latin Combo (Indonesia), Amanda Lee (Singapore), SCAT C.A.T (CanadaIndonesia), Wilson Quah (Malaysia-Indonesia), Second Brain (France), Yuri Mahatma & Astrid Sulaiman (Indonesia), and the young and gifted pianist Nadine Adriana (Indonesia), to mention just a few.

“UVJF2023 is very grateful to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of The Republic of Indonesia for their support in choosing us as one of the Top 10 national scale events of the year. For the past decade, UVJF has been trusted by international embassies as a platform to showcase the jazz musicians of their respective countries. This year is no different, with the support of the cultural affairs departments of France (Institut Français Indonésie), The Netherlands (Erasmus Huis), and Spain (Instituto Cervantes), for instance,” Yuri Mahatma added.

Don’t wait any longer, act now! Visit the UVJF website to find out more in regard to tickets and the line-up and help the team celebrate their 10th Anniversary, on July 28th & 29th, 2023 at Sthala Ubud.



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