The upcoming 2018 Jazz Buzz Salihara

Jazz Buzz Salihara 2018 posterJazz Buzz is an annual music program by Komunitas Salihara since 2012 that highlights the contemporary compositions seldom heard in any regular concerts. think archipelago is a proud media partner of the music festival which runs from 17 February until 25 February 2018. To see more of their schedule, please click the Jazz Buzz Salihara 2017 banner found in think archipelago website. 


Whereas Jazz Sans Frontiéres II gave the opportunity for experimental rock jazz by Imanissimo, solo instrumental composition by Arief Winanda with his set of Marimba, and a capella by Cinconotas, the upcoming Jazz Sans Frontiéres III continues to give the opportunity to jazz musicians who dare to surpass the mainstream genre, such as the progressive and contemporary bands Trodon, Trio Ligro, and the collaborative works in Mirak Div duo, and the uncharted experimentation of Dewa Budjana.

Trodon produce progressive rock jazz pieces by taking the inspiration from, as contrast as it sounds, video game sound elements and European classics such as Johann Sebastian Bach, Gustav Holst, Igor Stravinsky and Claude Debussy. Their performance display all the complexities of the unique combination.

The contemporary rock jazz of Trio Ligro is influenced by Mahavishnu Orchestra and the works of composer Olivier Messiaen. The ever wild improvisation reflects their solidity in maintaining the formation since their inception in 2004: Agam Hamzah on guitar, Adi Darmawan on bass, and Gusti Hendi on drum.

Rare collaborative works

This year Jazz Buzz Salihara presents Mirak Div, the result of fruitful collaboration by the retro pop band White Shoes and The Couples Company percussionist John Navid, and fusion jazz group Tomorrow People Ensemble pianist Adra Karim.  Together, they bring a wide spectrum of musical styles in their keyboard and percussion repertoire.

Dewa Budjana is set to perform a completely new arrangements of both his old and new tunes, bringing a string quartet, vibraphone, and electric drum as he seeks out the possibilities he never played before in his fulfilling musical career.

Below are the 2018 Jazz Buzz Salihara lineups and schedule:

  • Trio Ligro, Saturday, 17 February 2018, 8PM
  • Dewa Budjana, Sunday, 18 February 2018, 8PM
  • Mirak Div (Adra Karim and John Navid), Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8PM
  • Trodon, Sunday, 25 February 2018, 8PM

Ticket price for public sees an increase of IDR25,000 compared to last year, but still a great deal for what it has to offer.

  • IDR100,000 (public)
  • IDR50,000 (students)

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