Attention, jazzy people, listen to this. Not long after the blazing Java Jazz Festival 2013, another international Jazz festival will land in Bandung,involving several legends of Jazz in Indonesia, the famous international performers and skillful young bands. Exactly, it is The 5th International Kampoeng Jazz presented by the Executive Student Board of Faculty of Law, Universitas Padjadjaran Bandung. Established in 2008, Kampoeng Jazz gained a good responds from the audience and Bandung citizen and have been growing bigger and better. Moreover, this annual event is held as a support of the youth for the development of Jazz itself. While last year we didn’t see this event being made, they actually already buzzed about the coming of this event since many months ago. On December 12th, 2012 the committee had held “Kampoeng Jazz untuk Bandungku (Kampoeng Jazz for My Bandung)” as the pre-event. Ten days later, there was music stage at Paris Van Java presenting Halfwhole Project and David Manuhutu Project feat Sandy Winarta as warming-up session before the main event of Kampoeng Jazz.
We can be proud that Indonesia is one of the rare countries in the world where the jazz breath can be felt really strong inside campuses. Jakarta already has its own annual international jazz festival which has reached the 35th edition, so now it’s time for us to witness the movement in Bandung. It’s good to see how the university students can still manage their valuable times to make up a big sized festival to reach the international scale in between their studying hours. It’s not easy, yet it’s a big surprise to see this upcoming 5th edition of Kampoeng Jazz which is filled with mouth-watering lineup of artists.
For seeing legends concert directly is one of many ways to appreciate their works, therefore Kampoeng Jazz bringing the fantastic collaboration between Indra Lesmana and Fariz RM to this event. These two Indonesia’s Jazz legends will give an unforgettable experience Jazzy moment for us. Furthermore, Norwegian’s talented musician, Sondre Lerche with a pleasure would like to entertain the audience. There are so many fans of Lerche in Indonesia, especially among the students. His music style which never stays at one particular genre backed by lively stage act will definitely serve a party for us to enjoy. If those names are not enough, get yourself ready to singing along with pretty petite singer, Andien, the famous Trio Lestari consists of three iconic male singer Tompi, Sandhy Sondoro and Glenn Fredly.
Seems Indonesia has become one of the most interesting spot for Japanese musicians/bands to visit. We got many of bands from this Land of the Rising Sun performing in Indonesia lately such as the supergroup Casiopea, Orange Pekoe, Depapepe, Fried Pride, Kaori Kobayashi and last but not least, ex bassist of Casiopea who’s still being the inspiration of many bassists in Indonesia, Tetsuo Sakurai. He’s performed several months at the previous JakJazz 2012 and probably delighted by the response, so now he’s back again to bring his groovy, fired-up bass touch at this event. The legendary vocal harmony group Chaseiro is also in the lineup. This group actually started their journey in 1978 at the first Jazz Goes to Campus while they are still studying in Universitas Indonesia. Just last month Chaseiro just lost one of its key member by the passing of Helmi Indrakesuma. They should still be grieving after the loss, but Chaseiro has to carry on. It’s going to be sad to see the group without Helmi’s presence, yet we’re sure the spirit will always live among the rest of Chaseiro members.
Other than these big lineups, Kampoeng Jazz 2013 will also feature talented Bandung young bands. Blues will be brought in style by Mojo Jojo Experiment, the 3 Minarets, a band which actually come from the faculty of law will spread its light funky jazz. Last but not least, Last Minute Action is ready to lay their musical concept.
“Jazzing You Back to History” or they called it as JAZZTORICAL is the theme of fifth Kampoeng Jazz. In a brief, this event is also dedicated for the movements of our music until today. On Saturday 23th of March, Kampoeng Jazz provides a special package of Jazz atmosphere at Iwa Koesoemasoemantri Building at Padjadjaran University (Unpad). Check their official website www.kampoengjazz.com for further information and online ticket store, or simply follow them on twitter @KampoengJazz. Go grab the ticket and let your soul affectionate with millions of pleasant tones!
The 5th International Kampoeng Jazz Festival 2013
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2013
Location: Universitas Padjadjaran, Jl. Dipatiukur no 35, Bandung
Ticketing: go to http://kampoengjazz.com and follow @kampoengJazz
Written by: Shely Napitupulu