The Ubud Village Jazz Festival is an annual music festival in the cultural heart of Bali, Indonesia. The festival has quickly become one of the premier jazz events in Southeast Asia, attracting local and international jazz musicians and music enthusiasts from all over the world.
The festival is held in the picturesque village of Ubud, known for its stunning rice terraces, traditional architecture, and vibrant arts scene. The festival’s main stage is set up in the STHALA Ubud Portfolio Hotel by Marriot, an elegant open-air space with beautiful scenery.
The festival typically takes place over the course of two days, featuring a diverse lineup of jazz musicians from around the world. The performers range from established jazz legends to up-and-coming artists, offering a dynamic mix of styles and sounds. Past performers have included renowned jazz musicians such as Benny Green, Nita Aartsen, and Joey Alexander and local Indonesian jazz artists like Balawan and the Batuan Ethnic Fusion band.
In addition to the music, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival also offers a variety of cultural and culinary experiences for attendees. Local vendors sell traditional Balinese food and drink, allowing visitors to sample the local delicacy. There are also workshops and art exhibits, providing festival-goers with opportunities to learn about Balinese culture and arts.
The festival has become an essential part of the cultural landscape of Bali, bringing together people from all over the world to celebrate jazz music and the island’s rich cultural traditions. It has also helped promote jazz music development in Indonesia, providing a platform for local musicians to showcase their talents and connect with international performers.