Eastjourneymagz.com– Local and international musicians and the high enthusiasm of the Jakarta International BNI Java Jazz Festival 2020 show how great creative economy potential in Indonesia, in this case, music as one of the 17 sub-sectors of the creative economy in Indonesia.
BNI Java Jazz Festival 2020 officially starts on Friday (2/28/2020) at JiExpo Kemayoran Jakarta. On the first day, a series of local and international musicians performed. Anov Blues One featuring PS Crew and “Avo Indobeatbox” were the opening performers.
Next appearances from Rizky Febian, Anomalie, Jamie Aditya, and Bruno Major.
Bruno Major, a British singer, songwriter, and guitarist, appreciated the Java Jazz Festival. He said he was lucky because through music he could visit and perform in Indonesia.
“Song (music) is why I was invited to Jakarta,” said Bruno Major.
Ron King Big Band also performed at this Festival. He always appeared in every year the Java Jazz Festival.
Meanwhile, the composer, Erwin Gutawa also supports the Java Jazz Festival which is consistent every year. Erwin Gutawa presents a special treat titled “Chrisye Live by Erwin Gutawa with Gerald Situmorang a special Guest. The Java Jazz Festival provides a space for creative economy practitioners to work while maintaining the creative economy industry sustainability.
“We would like to thank the Java Jazz Festival 2020 which has given us the opportunity. We also thank the visitors who have come to have fun and reminisce. Thank you for supporting Indonesian music,” he said.
Isyana Sarasvati also performed at the Festival. He appeared on the final day of the first day of the Java Jazz Festival 2020.
“This album is significant to me because this is an episode of my life that I can finish in Lexicon,” he said.
Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Menparekraf) Wishnutama Kusubandio appreciated the long journey of the Java Jazz Festival that has been taking place since 2005.
“Congratulations to the Java Jazz team, which has been faithful for 15 years to present a jazz event that brings music lovers not only from within but also from abroad,” Wishnutama said.
He also appealed to all levels of Indonesian society to increasingly actively create world-class events.
“There is much that we can offer to tourists besides natural and cultural riches, one of which is a world-class music event that is packed with creative, innovative, and of course entertaining, so that you can enjoy world music, can * # InIndonesiaAja *,” Wishnutama said.
He hopes that more and more world-class events in the country can increase the number of tourists so that it has an impact on the country’s foreign exchange earnings.
This annual event which is always held at the beginning of March is also one of the flagship events in the Calendar of Events Kemenparekraf. This year, the Java Jazz will be held for three days, from 28 February 2020 to 1 March 2020.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Java Jazz Festival Aficionado Jazz Production Peter F. Gontha explained that the tagline Redeem Yourself Through Music is the result of life reflection. This tagline means that everyone needs something to take a break from things that happen in life.
“Through this event, it is hoped that we can divert ourselves for a moment from the problems of living with music as its medium,” said Peter F. Gontha.