Java Jazz Festival 2012

I went to Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival on Sunday, March 4th. It is one of the largest jazz events worldwide, with hundreds notable and famous artists performing there. Overall it was awesome and I had a good time there.

Bobby McFerrin

First I went to Bobby McFerrin’s show, with his talented capella and beatboxing skill.

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Bobby McFerrin

Then his son comes up and performs a Capella duet with him.

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Bobby McFerrin with Taylor McFerrin

I also shooted some clips of his song

Barry White Show

I also attended Barry White show, although he’s not the real Barry White, he brings back good memories of Barry White’s Legendary Songs

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Barry White Show

Barry White Show collaborates with Pleasure Unlimited Orchestra

He also sings the legendary song, “Can’t Get Enough of Your Love, Babe”

Dave Koz

Next is one of the highlight of Sunday’s Java Jazz, Dave Koz

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Dave Koz

He opens the show with Indonesian very famous song popularized by Ada Band, “Manusia Bodoh”.

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Dave Koz

Then he continues with another famous Indonesian song, “Keliru”

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Dave Koz

He also performs songs from his newest album.

Java Jazz Festival 2012
Dave Koz

A lot of people gathers to watch him.

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Huge Crowd

One of his new songs title is “Anything’s Possible”.

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Dave Koz

One of his favorite singer in Indonesia is Briptu Norman.

Java Jazz Festival 2012
Dave Koz

He also performs with notable and famous guitarist.

Java Jazz Festival 2012
Dave Koz

He said he likes Indonesia and the people.

Java Jazz Festival 2012
Dave Koz

He said he would come back on next year’s Java Jazz Festival

Java Jazz Festival 2012
Dave Koz

Here are some clips of Dave Koz’s song

Al Jarreau and George Duke Trio

This is one of few special show available in these festival. Special shows on Sunday are Stevie Wonder, and Pat Metheny, and Al Jarreau’s. Al Jarreau collaborates with George Duke and his musicians and give a really stunning performances, giving us a whole new experience of Jazz music.

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George Duke

Al Jarreau does a really good job in his age.

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Al Jarreau

Here are some clips from their performances

George Duke sings legendary song “Sweet Baby”

Al Jarreau singing Aqua de Beber & Mas Que Nada medley with George Duke Trio

SOIL & “PIMP” Sessions

Here is the last performance of the day, a death jazz group from Japan, SOIL & “PIMP” Sessions. They really did finish Java Jazz with a good end!

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SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
Java Jazz Festival 2012
SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
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Bass Player
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SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
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Good impression
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Stunning Saxophonist
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SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
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Jaw-dropping Pianist
Java Jazz Festival 2012
SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
Java Jazz Festival 2012
SOIL & "PIMP" Sessions
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Trumpet blower
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Finishing pose

And again some clips from their performances:

I wish to come again on the next year’s Java Jazz Festival!

(All photos belong to respective owner my brother, Hadi Darmento)