InterContinental Bali Resort is delighted to announce that the inaugural Jimbaran Bay Jazz Festival on 1 July 2012 was an overwhelming success. The event took place in the Resort’s Spa Garden from 4.00 pm until 11.00 pm as the day transitioned into night with over 700 music enthusiasts in attendance.
Headlining the festival was renowned Indonesian jazz vocalist Sandhy Sondoro who entertained fans with an upbeat set of old and new songs. Indonesia Rhythm also took to the stage with a unique repertoire of folk jazz numbers from around the archipelago. While the popular KSP band from Bandung had the audience singing along to a number of classic Indonesian hits.
Bali was represented by several local bands most notably Tropical Transit featuring the lovely Rika Roeslan on vocals. Finally, the Rio Sidik Quartet performed just before Sandhy closed the festival on a high note with an hour-long performance that penetrated the night air.
Throughout the festival refreshments were available from stalls set up around the garden. The Resort sold grilled satays, gourmet sandwiches, popcorn and selected beverages. Queen’s Tandoor, Ryoshi, Kopi Bali and many others supported the Festival.
“The Jimbaran Bay Jazz Festival was an opportunity for likeminded music fans to gather in a relaxed outdoor setting and enjoy the amazing location, with its breathtaking sunset, and great sounds along with light bites to eat and drink. The event attracted a diverse mix of local residents, expatriates and in-house guests. It was just another example of how good music has the ability to transcend cultural barriers and inspire one and all,” comments Mr. Tom Meyer, General Manager of InterContinental Bali Resort.