The Ubud Village Jazz Festival returns to Bali this August and ahead of this highly anticipated event, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali will be hosting a special prelude dinner featuring exclusive musical performances.
Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is a platinum sponsor of the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, which gathers some of the genre’s most celebrated musicians and up-and-coming acts for two days of performances, set against the beautiful backdrop of Bali’s cultural capital. This year’s event will take place from 10-11 August 2018
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.
“At Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali, our mission is to combine world-class hospitality with cultural authenticity. We are proud to support events such as the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, which showcase Bali’s creativity and diversity. Our pre-event dinner will allow guests to enjoy some of the jazz scene’s leading lights in an elegant yet casual ambience. Following the success of 2017’s inaugural dinner, we look forward to hosting another wonderful occasion this year,” commented Horst Walther-Jones, General Manager, Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.
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.