The Jazz Goes to Campus was born in 1976 as a part of a variety of arts event. According to its founder Candra Darusman who was still a Universitas Indonesia’s Faculty of Economics students at that time, it was held with minimalist stage set surrounded by trees with a very cheap ticket, only IDR 500 (equal to 3 cents in recent currency). We don’t know if Candra already had a vision at that time or not, but today this annual jazz fest stands as the longest running jazz festival in Indonesia, even one of the oldest in the world!
The event is carried on by students and all stakeholders of the Economics and Business Faculty of Universitas Indonesia from one year to another, passing the torch in each and every edition to keep the event not only alive, but growing. From legends, the top stars of each era to newcomers have been there to build the event to its greatness. There are so many unforgettable acts, there have been many historical moments, and if you ask about the success story, you have to spare days, probably even weeks to talk about it.
If you wonder why, allow us to give you a simple fact: This event manages to bring more than 30 local and international groups, spread over 4 stages with phenomenal number of audience which could reach 20.000 people in average.
Now hear this. As a form of continuation of idealism to present a jazz event that can be enjoyed by just about anyone, The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus is right around the corner! The series of pre-events has begun since last month, accumulating to the main event which will come on Sunday, 26 November 2017 at the Campus Ground, Faculty of Business and Economics Universitas Indonesia. As usual, it will begin since noon all the way until near midnight. Plenty of performers including your favorites will give you a whole day of jazz-perience that only Jazz Goes to Campus (JGTC) can give.
We will let you know more about the lineup, but first let’s see this event from the bigger perspective. Every year, Jazz Goes to Campus offers more than just a jazz festival. This event has successfully supported the development of musicians who dedicated themselves into jazz and the communities. As usual, the event began with JGTC Opening and Press Conference, JGTC Clinic, JGTC Competition, JGTC Roadshow (this year to Yogyakarta), JGTC Gathering and Charity Night, JGTC Community Night and the final and main event, JGTC Festival.
In 2017, The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus Festival which will come on 26 November 2017 will be served along with JGTC Jazz Museum and JGTC Choice Award.
The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus is holding the theme Jazzing Through Decades which comes from an awareness that jazz has been giving birth to uncountable, diverse types from time to time. With all the stakeholders, The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus wishes to celebrate the diversity thrugh series of events which highlights variety styles of jazz and each of their fans. By using Jazzing Through Decades as the theme, the committee hopes to be able to present the difference within the same atmosphere created by the rich variety of jazz.
For this 4th decades celebration, as the only festival who has presented three generation of jazz musicians in Indonesia, they have prepared top class acts including the legendary Fariz RM and Chaseiro, the mega-star Tulus, RAN, Maliq & D’Essentials, The Groove, ska-jazz ensemble Sentimental Moods, French group RP3 (Remi Panossian Trio – with Maxime Delporte, Frederic Petitprez), Sri Hanuraga Trio ft Dira Sugandi: Indonesia Vol 1, Rendy Pandugo, and the avant-funk madness Tomorrow People Ensemble. Three more big names just came in: Gerald Situmorang Dimensions which is higlighting his second solo album titled “Dimension”, Danilla and Vira Talisa.
A big surprise, for you who love Earth Wind and Fire, this year you can take a memory lane with its hits, brought by Al McKay’s Earth Wind Fire Experience! We have seen this large group at the Java Jazz Festival, and we tell you, as the original member of this legendary band, Al McKay knows how to bring the experience as authentic as the original which will make you feel like watching the real band.
Just like in previous years, Jazz Goes to Campus always includes young lions who for us are the future of jazz in Indonesia. We know and have featured many of them in our own events, so we know how good these youngsters really are. They are Fabian Winandi, the stunning jazz fusion band 5 Petani, the winner of last year’s JGTC Competition Hareguna Trio, Kasyfi & Friends, Antoni Sidjabat and WFR. Also to perform are NYD Project, Full Lights Out, Mas Bagas and many more.
If in case you haven’t heard about this year’s Jazz Goes to Campus, be quick to secure your place! With the price starting from IDR 87.000, you can buy the ticket at the official website https://www.jgtc-festival.com/ticket/ or other outlets such as Goers, Alfamart, Traveloka, Indomaret, Ibu Dibjo, Tokopedia and Tiket.com .
Other than the regular, you can also buy he Premium Ticket which will give you:
– Exclusive viewing area to watch your favorite performers
– Access to the premium lounge with complementary buffet
– Special Entry Line
For more info, log on to the website or contact +62 81316566433.
All said. Grab your ticket now and be a part of The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus 2017!
Watch the Official Video Trailer of The 40th Jazz Goes to Campus