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15 Jun, 2016

Bali Preparing for Jazz Market by the Sea, 19-21 Aug 2016

Bali, June 2016… Jazz market by the Sea is back for it’s 6th year! As always there’s the best of the Indonesian jazz scene, hotly-tipped emerging talent and exciting cross genre artists, with a programme that truly brings something for everyone. Attracting not just music fans, the festival includes vibrant market stalls showcasing local arts & crafts, a wide range of mouth watering food stalls, and many other festivities. This award winning festival, one of Bali’s biggest Jazz events, runs from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2016 from 2PM to 11PM each day, at Taman Bhagawan, Tanjung Benoa, Bali.

Jazz Market by the Sea 2016 Headliners include:

KLA Project

KLA Project was formed in 1988 by Katon Bagaskara (Lead vocal), Lilo (vocal, guitar), Adi Adrian (Keyboard, Piano, synthesizer) and Ari Burhani (Drum). Ari Burhani then left the band in 1993. KLA Project is known for their Pop-progressive genre, with multiple hit songs. Their first album, “KLA”, was released in 1989, and it was a huge success. Up to now, they have released 10 albums plus 6 compilation albums. KLA Project has received many awards throughout their musical careers, with the most recent being the “Lifetime Achievement Awards” from PAPPRI, awarded in April 2015.

White Shoes & The Couples Company

This Indonesian band from Jakarta has received many international awards, including one of the best 25 bands on MySpace by Rolling Stone and one of the 25 most crush-worthy bands of 2006 by Allmusic. Influenced by 1930’s jazz and 1960’s pop music, the band has just signed to an American independent label based in Chicago.


Formed in 2008, Dialog Dini Hari is simply about flowing dialogue after midnight and summarize it into musical notation, mixing between “neo-green-phsycedelic-grunge-core” and “deep-psycho-brit-rock”. While Endah N Rhesa is a husband & wife duo from West Java, comprising acoustic guitar, bass and vocal, bringing out many genres of music such as ballads, jazz, blues, rock & roll. This sweet collaboration between Dialog Dini Hari & Endah N Rhesa, dubbed DDHEAR, is going to be their first public performance in Bali. Each of the performers will bring out their references with their own style.

Erik Sondhy

Accomplished Jazz pianist Erik Sondhy, one of the pillars of the Bali Jazz community who has recorded music at Abbey Road Studios, London,  will jazz the day with his Latin style. As a bold and intense musician, he is certainly one of Indonesia’s rising Jazz stars. Known as ‘Mister Fingers’, Erik was the mentor of Joey Alexander (the runner up for Grammy Awards Best Jazz Instrumental Album “For My Favorite Things”.

Lisa Soul

Starting her career at a church choir in Flores, Lisa decided to level up her singing skill by moving to Bali in 1995, following her sterling performance in Bali World Music Festival in Arma Museum Ubud. She toured around Asia between 2002 and 2009 with her band. In 2010, Lisa became a resident musician at a number of venues around the south part of the island. With solid Soul roots, Lisa is known to set up a swinging vibe in the audience, bringing all that jazz energy.

And there are many more talented acts lined-up to colour the weekend!

Jappy Sanger, the Co-Founder said: ‘This year we want to bring the Jazz Market goers to experience what is beyond our Indonesian heritage and culture through textiles and fabrics, with dimensions of the past and to this present day.  All of this has been clothed and collaborated through Indonesian music culture & jazz’.

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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

About Taman Bhagawan

Taman Bhagawan is located on a 100-meter stretch of Tanjung Benoa’s white sand beach just north of Nusa Dua, and is on the doorstep of many top hotels and prestigious resorts. It is a 20-minute car journey from the Bali International Ngurah Rai Airport and it’s only a 5-minute drive from Nusa Dua complex. Sitting on 1.8 hectares of land, Taman Bhagawan is steeped in history and pays respectful homage to the craftsmanship and traditions of the past, while embracing the future and setting a new standard of event hosting. Taman Bhagawan has been the venue of choice for some prestigious events including American singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, who performed an outdoor concert before an audience of 4,000 music enthusiasts, Earth, Wind and Fire, Incognito and America’s Next Top Model shooting finale S20, WTO and more in the extensive grounds of Taman Bhagawan. www.tamanbhagawan.com