Opening the musical agenda of 2012 on the fabled Island of Bali, the smooth notes of jazz will fuse with the enchanting sounds of waves brushing the shore as the Jazz Market by the Sea gets underway at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, Nusa Dua, Bali from 6th to 8th January 2012.
A two day musical, cultural and gastronomical bonanza, and as Bali’s most anticipated Jazz event of the year, the Jazz Market by the Sea comprises jam sessions by established jazz musicians and talented performers from Bali and beyond, complemented with a vibrant market place ambience. Lining up for the performance are some of Indonesia’s finest Jazz musicians and more including: Balawan, Syaharani, Gugun Blues Shelter, Brian Batie & Friends, Krisna& The Elter Ego, BAIO, Savana Zapoiya, Khatulistiwa, Lisa Soul, The Hydrant, The Widi Noor Fusion, and many more.
Jazz Market by the Sea provides a much needed stage for up and coming Indonesian talents in the less mainstream music of jazz, fusion, world beats and improvised styles. Through this event, artists and musicians may showcase their musical expressions to a wider audience in Bali – both residents and visitors to Bali.
The event also acts as a dedicated music coaching area, initiated by respective bands and music schools, aimed to promote musical awareness and acts as a catalyst to develop the regeneration of Indonesian musicians.
The Market concept is inspired by traditional ‘pasar seni’ in Bali, where the local community comes together in a colorful market festival, full of hustle and bustle and bargaining opportunities. Here visitors will gain insight into the real culture of Bali. Adding festivity to this event is a multitude of market stalls, featuring stroll-around traditional cuisine, beverages, handicrafts, amusements and activities for children, including train rides, pony rides and even a mini zoo.
Adding to the natural and cultural enchantment of the event is the ambience of Taman Bhagawan, the latest exclusive international meetings and events venue at Tanjung Benoa, Bali. Sitting on 1.8-hectare land and characterized by amazing gardens and landscaping, the area is spread out on 100 feet of white sandy beach of Tanjung Benoa, north of Nusa Dua. It can be reached in 20 minutes from the Ngurah Rai International Airport and is only about 5 minutes drive from the Nusa Dua resort complex.
So, get ready! Come to Bali and join 2,000 other visitors to enjoy the excitement wrapped in a vibrant market ambience, set on the beautiful shores of Tanjung Benoa.