In the build-up to this annual musical extravaganza, guests can experience some of the festival’s top acts, accompanied by sensational cuisine in a sublime tropical setting at Anarasa, the resort’s exquisite urban marketplace restaurant.
On the evening of Wednesday 8 August 2018, M Ade Irawan’s jazz collective, The Good Fellas, will perform at this exclusive warm-up event. Blind since birth, M Ade Irawan is a self-taught pianist and composer who has performed solo recitals at major venues such as the Sydney Opera House. This performance will feature jazz legends including Dutch trumpeter Gerard Kleijn, saxophonists Kuba Skowronski, Pramono Abdi and Norman King, drummer Piergiorgio Marchesini, and the Panji Baskoro Trio.
Also performing at Mövenpick’s warm-up dinner will be Australian vocalist and pianist Emilia Schnall, who is famous for being ‘Sugar Mama’ in her band, The Mamas. A multi-award-winning artist, Emilia has performed alongside the likes of Kate Ceberano and Ari Hoenig.
Guests will be able to enjoy this celebration of jazz with a bountiful Latino Jazz Barbecue buffet featuring succulent local seafood and other delicious dishes, to be enjoyed either in the stylish restaurant or on the moonlit outdoor terrace. Commencing at 6.30pm on 8 August, this unique dining experience is priced at just IDR 500,000++ per person.
Launched in 2013, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival is an intimate musical event that features approximately 100 musicians playing 20 performances on three stages over the course of two days. Acts span a wide variety of jazz forms, including international acts, Indonesian artists and up-and-coming talents. The event is accompanied by a food festival.
Financed through sponsorships, advertising and tickets sales, the festival has brought significant benefits to the local community since its foundation. This year’s event is expected to attract approximately 5,000 people, giving Ubud a welcome economic boost.
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