The fasting month Ramadhan is going to be over soon. Just in a couple of days all muslims around the world will celebrate Lebaran (Eid Al-Fitr), the day of victory after being succeeded in subduing the desires and going through purified process for about a month). In Indonesia, there are many cities celebrate both the fasting month and Eid Al-Fitr with music event. Just a two weeks ago we have posted the 5th edition of Ramadhan Blues which took place in Purwokerto. Now here comes another invitation for you to celebrate Eid with jazz! This event is called Jazzin’ Lebaran, brought to you by the solid jazz community in Solo named Solo Jazz Society (SoJazz). The event will be held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 starting at 9:00 am until 11:00 pm at Pelataran Pasar Ngarsopuro, Solo. As usual, the event is FREE of charge!
Let’s take a quick look at SoJazz. This community was established in February 2007 in order to develop the potency of jazz, both musicians and the music itself in Solo city. Various activities have been made for that such as learning and sharing both in theory and practice, jam sessions and creating events such as the monthly Parkiran Jazz (Carpark Jazz) and the annual Jazzin Lebaran.
With the intention of making the Eid Al-Fitr moment merrier in Solo and to tighten the friendship between jazz musicians, SoJazz is ready to launch the Jazzin’ Lebaran #6. The theme for this year is “Jazz Lahir Bathin” (Jazz Inside and Outside). What’s special for this year is the successful move by SoJazz in inviting the music schools in Solo to participate in. So not only the Jazz communities near Solo and the local musicians, the music schools are in too.
Cati Quartet at Jazzin’ Lebaran 2012, Solo
Since the event will run for about 14 hours straight, plenty of bands are ready to fill up every slot with their own style and color. They are Bengawan Chamber Orchestra, Music Nutrient, SoJazz Jr., Butterfly, Matthew Trio, B-Fusion, Igna & Friends, Jeopardize, Vills In, 123 Band, Souljazz Band, Side Project Sragen, IPO Trio, SHP Trio, Asteya, Daniel Hibrianto, Cati, Delight Semarang, Ari trio feat Roy, Adit Ong Trio, HYP Project, JPG Quintet, Dony Koeswinarno.
For this event, SoJazz is working together with some parties. One of them is Ilunisma Santo Yosef that is going to make Garage Sale in the venue. Other sponsors are Yayasan Sri Bakti Abadi by Sritex, Yayasan Dr.R.H.Soetomo, RS. Panti Waluyo, KONIMEX, Ekokapti, DS Custom, Music Nutrient, Nada Agung Musik, Sentana Art, SEMAR, Pos Indonesia, Roti Kecil, Ganeps, Ria fm Solo, Metta fm, SOLOPOS, Double Decker, Tiga Tjeret and some donators.
Just like in the previous editions, the Jazzin’ Lebaran will open the jam session at the end of the show. SoJazz always include the open jam in their every event that allows the audience and coming musicians to jam together with the lineup. SoJazz also humbly invites every musicians to participate in it.
If you live in Solo or plan to be in this city during Lebaran holiday, you can have some jazz splash by attending this event. Once again, it’s totally free of charge. All you have to do is come and enjoy the whole performances. If you wish to join the jam session, bring your favorite gear and jump directly into the jazz pool.
For the 6th year in a row, Solo is going to have Lebaran in jazz style, inside and outside. Are you ready to be a part of it?
SoJazz Presents: Jazzin’ Lebaran #6, Jazz Lahir Bathin
Date: Thursday, July 31, 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Location: Pelataran Pasar Ngarsopuro, Solo