Luxury Jakarta Hotels for the Java Jazz Festival

Luxury Jakarta Hotels for the Java Jazz Festival

Amy Van De Casteele

It is an exciting year for jazz music in 2014 as Jakarta marks the 10th anniversary of the highly popular Java Jazz Festival, an event which unites the hottest international jazz sensations with home-grown Javanese talent for three days of sultry rhythms and unforgettable melodies. If you love jazz you won’t want to miss out, particularly as the programme is jam-packed with big names like, Jamie Cullum, India Arie, and Earth, Wind & Fire Experience. Luckily, HotelTravel.com boasts an excellent selection of luxury Jakarta hotels offering easy access to the Java Jazz Festival and boasts unbeatable discounts to ensure you receive the best value for money.

For 5 star accommodation in Jakarta Pusat opt for Gran Melia Jakarta Hotel, an opulent retreat that includes an extensive selection of facilities, such as a children’s play area, spa and business centre, making it highly rated by HotelTravel.com customers. In Jakarta Selatan, choose between the 5 star Dharmawangsa Hotel with its majestic setting and spacious suites or the JW Marriott Hotel Jakarta, another 5 star hotel which has numerous eateries, a swimming pool and health club to ensure your every need is met.

Take a glance at the schedule for this year’s Java Jazz Festival and you won’t fail to see that festival organisers are keen to celebrate the event’s landmark birthday in style, having booked many of the finest jazz musicians of our generation. British singer / songwriter Jamie Cullum will be one of the star attractions on Friday, 28 February along with the likes of Dave Koz, Snarky Puppy and the James Taylor Quartet, while Saturday sees stars, such as Incognito and Florida-born saxophonist, Mindi Abair gracing the festival stage.

On Sunday expect to be wowed by nine time Grammy Winner Natalie Cole who will be performing at the festival before heading off to Japan to sing at Billboard Live in Tokyo. Daughter of musical legend Nat King Cole, Natalie has recently released her first Spanish language album entitled, Natalie Cole En Español, which includes an eerily beautiful duet with Nat King Cole, created using cutting-edge recording techniques. Joining her on Sunday’s schedule is Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Gerald Albright and multi-talented Japanese musician Sadao Watanabe, to name a few.

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