May 30, 2023

Ubud Village Jazz Festival Returns for its 10th Anniversary with a Spectacular Line-Up

Ubud Village Jazz Festival Returns for its 10th Anniversary with a Spectacular Line-Up

Prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing melodies of the international Ubud Village Jazz Festival (UVJF) as it celebrates its remarkable 10th consecutive year. This highly anticipated event, known for its captivating performances and unique experiences, will take place on Friday and Saturday, July 28th and 29th, at a brand-new location. With an exciting line-up of renowned musicians from around the world, UVJF promises to be a feast for the senses.

A New Location

After nine successful years at ARMA, UVJF is embracing change and relocating to the magnificent STHALA Ubud Portfolio Hotel by Marriott. The festival’s co-founder, Yuri Mahatma, explains that the decision to move was motivated by a desire to maintain an intimate and comfortable atmosphere for the audience while introducing fresh and unforgettable experiences. The hotel’s stunning open-air space provides the perfect backdrop for this musical extravaganza, ensuring a memorable celebration of jazz in a breathtaking setting.

An Immersive Experience

Klik Suwantara, the festival architect renowned for his creative prowess, will weave his magic to create a dreamlike ambiance. The event will not only showcase extraordinary jazz performances but also feature local culinary delights and products from the creative sectors. By incorporating these elements, UVJF aims to attract a diverse audience, reaching beyond jazz enthusiasts to captivate a wider range of individuals.

A Resilient Comeback

This year’s UVJF marks a triumphant return after the worldwide lockdown, symbolizing a comeback with full force. The festival will showcase an exceptional lineup of musicians from across the globe and the archipelago, uniting their talents for two days of musical exploration and discovery. Prepare to embark on a captivating journey that transcends borders and genres.

An Unforgettable Line-Up

UVJF2023 boasts an impressive roster of musicians, including the highly regarded Kevin Hays Trio from the United States, the Pere Bujosa Trio from Spain, and the Henk Kraajeveld Quintet from the Netherlands. Other remarkable acts include the MANNA Trio featuring Indonesian bass legend Mates, the Rio Moreno Latin Combo from Indonesia, Amanda Lee from Singapore, SCAT C.A.T from Canada-Indonesia, Wilson Quah from Malaysia-Indonesia, Second Brain from France, Yuri Mahatma & Astrid Sulaiman from Indonesia, and the exceptionally talented pianist Nadine Adriana from Indonesia, among many others.

Acknowledgments and Support

UVJF2023 extends its gratitude to the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of the Republic of Indonesia for selecting the festival as one of the Top 10 national-scale events of the year. Over the past decade, UVJF has gained the trust of international embassies, serving as a platform to showcase jazz musicians from around the world. This year, the festival continues to receive support from the cultural affairs departments of countries such as France (Institut Français Indonésie), the Netherlands (Erasmus Huis), and Spain (Instituto Cervantes).

Join the Celebration

Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of UVJF’s 10th-anniversary celebration. Act now and visit the UVJF website to learn more about ticket availability and the incredible line-up. Mark your calendar for July 28th and 29th, 2023, and immerse yourself in the magic of jazz at STHALA Ubud. Let the UVJF team take you on an unforgettable musical journey that will leave you longing for more.