(Left-Right) Haseena Bhrata-Chief Marketing Officer Molecool, Anna Leonita-Director PT Avrist Assurance, Indomora Harahap-General Manager Marketing Communication BNI, Dewi Gontha-President Director Java Festival Production, Nikita Dompas-Program Team Java Festival Production, Devyana Tarigan-Speaker Sosro, Christian Suwarna-President Business Development Traveloka, Sandy-Program Team Java Festival Production. (photo: Java Jazz Doc.)

Jakarta, 27 February 2019The 15th year celebration of one of the biggest jazz festival, Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival (BNI JJF) will begin in 2 days. Lots of collaborations between artists has been prepared. Both collaborations between musicians from Indonesia and collaboration with international musicians are all united on the stage of the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019 which is in line with this year’s mission, “Music Unites Us All”. BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019 is expected to be the place where Java Jazz Goers can broaden their horizon in jazz music and its descendant that are not usually explored.

“The 15-year celebration that has been eagerly awaited is getting closer, F & B tenants and sponsors’ booths have been built, we also have prepared 11 stages and international artists have started to arrive. We hope that the preparations we have made for approximately 5 months can satisfy and entertain Java Jazz Goers” said Dewi Gontha, President Director of Java Festival Production.

“As the supporter of the Java Jazz Festival for the past 15 years, BNI has established itself to consistently maintain the development of homeland music, especially jazz. BNI also contributes to introduce Indonesian jazz music and musicians internationally, as well as introducing international jazz musicians and musicians to music lovers in the country. The 15-year support is not a short time for a collaboration between BNI and Java Festival Production, where in the last 3 years BNI has become more serious by establishing itself as the sponsor title to become the ‘BNI Java Jazz Jazz Festival 2019’. This is clear evidence that BNI consistently supports the development of Indonesian music, especially Jazz in the international world. Jazz is very close to improvisation and improvisation very closely with innovation. This is in line with the spirit of agent of development and BNI’s digitalization spirit. Be BNI Be Exponential, which wants to motivate the Indonesian people to make a leap in life. Especially in 2019, there are 3 points that BNI will present in this BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019 Jakarta International, namely First, the latest banking facilities and services. Second, promo programs for BNI customers, and the third is a variety of popular artists who will be at BNI Stage Hall D2. This year all visitors will be given a TapCash bracelet that will function as an entrance ticket and transaction tool, where after the event is finished the bracelet can be used as a means of payment at the convenient store, commuter line and toll road. In addition, BNI will also provide smart kiosks, which are electronic machines for self-account opening. While to make it easier for visitors to buy TapCash and refill, BNI also prepares TapCash vending machines that will ne placed in this year’s BNI Java Jazz Festival area. For BNI customers, BNI provides promos ranging from a 10% discount to purchase merchandise with BNI credit cards and debit cards. If visitors buy food using TapCash in a certain amount they will get free teh botol sosro with terms and conditions applied.” said Tambok P Setyawati, Director of BNI Retail Banking.

“It is our pride to be part of the largest international music events in Indonesia. As an Indonesian insurance company that has more than 44 years of experience serving the community with insurance needs and wealth management, the presence of Avrist as an official insurance partner strengthens our commitment to provide life protection to community so they can feel safe and comfortable while enjoying their favorite music concerts” said Anna Leonita, Director of PT Avrist Assurance.

“It is an honor for us to be able to participate as an Official Ticketing Partner for this year’s Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival for the first time. This is our commitment to be able to help users enjoy quality experiences and entertainment. Therefore, we provide various facilities which are a ticket purchase 25% discount promo by using PayLater Traveloka that can be used until 28 February 2019, the Easy Access feature that makes visitors enter the venue easier with special queues, and various exciting activities on the Traveloka stage and Traveloka Discovery Town special booth.” said Christian Suwarna, Senior Vice President Business Development of Traveloka.

Special Collaboration in the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019
Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019 is the place for artists to present unique performances such as collaborations. This year’s collaborations are:

  • BNI Music Project where Andien, Audrey Singgih, Aqi Singgih, Radhini, Rendy Pandugo, Teddy Adhitya will perform with Ron King Horn Section
  • Collaboration between Addie MS & Twilite Orchestra with Lea Simanjutak and GRAMMY award winner artist, Bob James who will perform Gershwin’s songs.
  • Tohpati who will perform with Sheila Majid in full band format with acoustic concept
  • Dewa Budjana who will be accompanied by a bassist from India, Mohini Dey and Indonesian singer Soimah
  • Harvey Malaihollo who will play with Ashira Zamita, Mikha Tambayong and Yotari in 1 stage together and sing Motown
  • Collaboration between the fresh young artist Nima Ilayla and Michael Manson
  • Collaboration project of MLDJAZZPROJECT Season 1-3 with Adrian Khaif, Adikara Fardy and Iwa K
  • Sony Music Project, a project consisting of Jaz, Ardhito Pramono and Rendy Pandugo
  • Warner Music Project which filled with young artists such as Andini, Hanin Dhiya, Rahmania Astrini and Trisouls
  • Yamaha Music Project, a project where Rossa, Is Pusakata and Rinni Wulandari will perform songs arranged by Ronald Steven.


Tributes to the legends in the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019
Other than unique collaborations, BNI Java Jazz Festival is a platform where artists can pay a tribute to another artists. This year’s tributes are:

  • Barry Likumahuwa Tribute to Roy Hargrove

The jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove have left us in late 2018 and leave marks in jazz lovers’ heart. Java Jazz Goers who have watched his show back in 2010 were lucky enough to watch him perform live. In this 15 year celebration of Java Jazz, the talented bassist Barry Likumahuwa will perform a tribute for Hargrove.

  • Harvey Mason “A Tribute to Aretha” featuring Dira Sugandi

The American jazz drummer, Harvey Mason will perform Aretha Franklin’s songs in the 15th anniversary of Java Jazz Festival with Dira Sugandi. This is a one of a kind and one of the must watch collaboration in BNI Java Jazz Festival this year.

  • Tribute to Dian Pramana Poetra (Deddy Dhukun, Dewi Gita, Dwiki Dharmawan, Ita Purnamasari, Mus Mujiono, Trie Utami & Dian HP, Vina Panduwinata, Yuni Shara and Yopi Latul)

Indonesia lost one of its finest artist, Dian Pramana Poetra, an artist with hit singles such as “Masih Ada” and “Biru”. In BNI Java Jazz Festival 2019 his friends will pay a tribute and perform his songs in a hope to preserve his work to younger generation.

The Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival will take place for 3 days starting from Friday, 1 March 2019 to Sunday, 3 March 2019 at JIExpo Kemayoran, Jakarta. BNI Java Jazz Festival tickets can be purchased through the official website www.javajazzfestival.com until Thursday, 28 February 2019 and can be purchased directly on the location starting from Friday, 1 March 2019 to Sunday, 3 March 2019.

About Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival
Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival (JJF) is one of the biggest jazz festivals in the world and arguably one of the largest jazz music festivals in the Southern Hemisphere, held in Jakarta, Indonesia. This annual jazz festival is always held at the beginning of March.

About Java Festival Production
Java Festival Production is the organizer of the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival, Java Rockin’land, Java Soulnation, Soundsfair and Hodgepodge Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia. In addition to music festivals, Java Festival Production has also brought other big names to Indonesia such as Jamiroquai, Dianna Krall, Andrea Bocelli and others.