Jazz Market by The Sea, a three-day cultural festival, returns for its 6th year. Set in a beautiful garden by the sea, and celebrated in conjunction with Indonesia’s Independence weekend, the event will take place from Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st August at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, Bali. With music performances infused with the creative collaboration and improvisation of traditional Indonesian and Jazz music, vibrant market stalls showcasing local arts & crafts, a wide range of mouth watering food stalls, and other many other festivities, the event will run from 2PM to 11PM for three consecutive days.

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With its Clothing The Nation theme, this year’s Jazz Market will continue its colourful celebration of all things Indonesian, by introducing a fashionable heritage element. As clothing and textiles are a core part of our cultural fabric throughout the Indonesian archipelago, Jazz Market by the Sea will this year celebrate this key part of our nation’s identity. The event will showcase the diversity of Indonesian textiles, clothing, and the evolution of our customs. It will include both traditional and modern styles, through fashion shows for young designer labels, classes for Batik making, weaving, embroidery, jewellery making, as well as educational textiles and fashion related workshops.
Proud to be Indonesian, Jazz Market by the Sea aims to promote growing Indonesian musical talents by capturing the free spirit and spontaneity of Jazz. Famous for its unique and legendary performers, this year’s talents that will rock the stage, include artists such as KLA Project, White Shoes & The Couple Company, Dialog Dini Hari and Lisa Soul, as well as local favourites with the likes of The Blessing Child, Rockabilly Mob, Fendy Trio, Sound of Mine, 4units, Sunday Jam, Erik Sondhy, and Gypsy Jazz.

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The Market concept is inspired by the traditional ‘pasar seni’ in Bali, where the local community comes together in a colourful market environment, full of hustle and bustle and bargain opportunities. This year will see more than 80 carefully curated market stalls, featuring stroll-around traditional cuisine, refreshing beverages, handicrafts, amusements and plenty of engaging activities for children with face painting, petting zoo and many many more.
Media opportunities will include event/performance photos, on-site interviews with guests, and private interviews with the musicians, fashion designers and artists, amongst others. The events at Taman Bhagawan’s Jazz Market will include:

Friday, 19 August 2016
On both Friday and Saturday you will be able to participate in a batik workshop to enrich your knowledge of Indonesian heritage. Each day, there will be textile showcases from Jogjakarta, Solo, Jepara, Banyuwangi and Bali, at the Kain Pavilion in Joglo Agung. The main stage will open at 5pm featuring school performances with a cultural parade. With an “Indie” take for the day, you will see some Indie talents such as Angga 432 with their blues influences, British pop inspired band – Zat Kimia, White shoes & The Couple Company, and Dialog Dini Hari.

Saturday, 20 August 2016
Saturday will see a Jamu making workshop, while a fashion show at the Kain Pavilion in Joglo Agung, will feature modern batik styles. A theatrical performance “wayang manusia” will be shown by the dramatic Institute Seni Indonesia (ISI) Bali and Jogjakarta. Up and coming talents Fendy Trio, Sound of Mine and 4units will be on stage and the one and only KLA Project will close out the night.


Sunday, 21 August 2016
Music by kids will bring smiles for the day, along with the Sunday Jam’s worship band. This day will see a further Jamu workshop, costume parades and a grand fashion show. Eric Sondhy, who recorded music at Abbey Road, will jazz the day with his Latin style. You’ll also see performances by Sunday Jam, Gypsy Jazz and the wonderful vocals of Lisa Soul.
Be sure to be part of this community based annual cultural event, where colourful music comes together with a lively market in a beautiful beach front setting.

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About Jazz Market by The Sea
Founded in 2010, the vision of ‘Jazz Market by the Sea’ is to be the most awaited annual Indonesian cultural festival in the region, where families can interact and intermingle with and through music, art, education and social activities. Jazz Market is a festival like no other as it thrives to engage and enrich the audience through education. Jazz Market by the Sea is hosted by Taman Bhagawan; culturally inspired destination for events and celebrations. www.jazz-market.com