Jazzy times are here again! For the fourth year in row, Ubud Village Jazz Festival brings the swing back in town. bridges is proud to support this festival which is focusing on promoting Indonesia’s amazing musical talent along international names under this year’s motto Embracing Uniqueness and Tolerance.
As part of the official pre-festival program, bridges is hosting the performance of the East-West European Jazz Orchestra featuring Gregory Gaynair in a lunch concert on Sunday, 7 August. The interesting mix of East and West European musicians and different, less known musical forms will make this concert a must for every jazz lover. A special treat will be Indonesia’s very own Dian Pratiwi adding her beautiful vocals to the performance.
The concert will take place between 12:00-15:00 in bridges’ Riverside Dining room which is changed to accommodate a concert set up. The intimate room provides an up close and personal concert experience. You can come for a drink – our bar team has created special cocktails for the occasion – or for a lunch. The chef proposes delicious light lunch dishes and mouthwatering Indonesian Tapas to share. See Menu here.
A really nice way to spend Sunday!
Reservation strongly recommended.
The East-West European Jazz Orchestra was founded in 2008, consisting of musicians from Germany, Russia, Czech Republik and Serbia, often reinforced by guest soloists from all over the world.
The ensemble stands out for its authentic way of interpretation on an international level and includes musical forms that are less known, combining European jazz and mainstream jazz with the East European musical traditions of Eastern Jazz, Russian art and Balkan folk music. The project integrates cultures, lives the European idea and addresses inquisitive, international youth and professional jazz musicians alike from different regions by its unusual style of World Jazz.
The featured soloist joining the ensamble for Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2016 is the pianist Gregory Gaynair. Gaynair was born in 1961 as son of Wilton Gaynair, tenor saxonphone player from Jamaica. At the age of seven he learnt to play piano and early on began playing with groups. He studied at the Musikhochschule in Cologne, Germany and performed around the world, often playing with well-known musicians. His Jamaican roots can be easily detected in his music and elements of soul, blues and afro-cuban play an importrant role.