Tue, 08 Mar 2005

From: Jawawa

Some visual memories of Java Jazz

The three-day, first-ever Java Jazz Festival wrapped up last weekend, leaving a sweet aftertaste for performers, audience and organizers alike. The festival, which boasted more than 600 performers on 11 stages and about 30,000 visitors flocking Jakarta Convention Center, brought big names like James Brown, Earth Wind and Fire and Incognito to an enthusiastic Jakarta public. -- Evi Mariani

Photo A: Jazz

JP/Berto Wedhatama

R&B singer from the U.S. Angie Stone invites ther 3,000-strong audience to sing along with her on the last day of the festival.

PhotoB: Jazz

JP/Berto Wedhatama

People from all ages and lifestyles queue to see Godfather of Soul James Brown.

Photo C: Jazz

JP/Arief Suhardman

Jazz guitarist Donny Suhendra performs with his band, drawing a large crowd during his brilliant performance.

Photo D: Jazz

JP/Arief Suhardiman

Versatile guitarist Vinny Valentino and his band entertain hundreds on the last day of the festival.

Photo E: Jazz

JP/Arief Suhardman

Former bassist from Japanese fusion group Casiopea, Tetsuo Sakurai, scribbles his autograph for fans after leading a music clinic during the festival.

Photo F: Jazz

JP/Arief Suhardiman

Betawi musicians play traditional songs on a stage dedicated for traditional Indonesian performances.

Photo G: Jazz

JP/Arief Suhardiman

Brazilian arranger and musician Eumir Deodato, recently more popularly known as Deodato, shows his skill before thousands during his jazz-funk performance.