This is the final event of JakJazz 2008. Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of JakJazz, 10 top artists gathered together on stage to put a memorable show. It was absolutely crazy. It’s a jam session with full of improvisation, playful, and very entertaining. 10 Indonesian best talents across generations gave their best, combining them together resulting an unbelievable closing show. Ireng Maulana, the conceptor said on stage that he felt happy to see that JakJazz has reached the 10th edition. Eventhough some problems in the past has made JakJazz failed to be held, but this 10th edition is the third one in a row. In the future, it’s gonna be an annual event.
Lead by Ireng Maulana (on guitar), 9 other “the best that we could think of” according to Ireng Maulana, proved why they are 9 of the best talents in Indonesian jazz world. Margie Segers (vocal), the legend with unbelievable singing skill, Syaharani & Tompi, two of the most favorite modern jazz icon today, Idang Rasjidi (keyboard), the multi talented artist with amazing skill, Benny Likumahuwa (trombone), another legendary artist that has been in the jazz scene for a very long time, Yance Manusama (bass), an important bassist in Indonesia today, Rudi Subekti (drum), with his powerful and steady rhythm, high skilled Sam Panuwun (keyboard), and Didiek SSS (sax), a great saxophonist, all of them showed an unbelivable colaboration that will be remembered for a long time. It was a perfect closing, it was absolutely great. See you all at the next JakJazz 2009!
Journalist on duty today:
Reporter : Riandy Kurniawan (jazzuality.com)