Jazz Notes in Jakarta

The Java Jazz Festival will be held in Jakarta from February 28 to March 2, and Garuda Indonesia have created a special bang-for-your-buck package perfect for music lovers who want to get away for a weekend of jazz, blues and soul.

For just HK$2,500 (US$322), jazz aficionados can get round-trip economy class tickets between Hong Kong and Jakarta, as well as a three-day pass to the Java Jazz Festival. Tickets can be booked from now right up until February 28, and passengers must travel between February 27 and March 4, with a maximum stay of five days imposed.

The annual Java Jazz Festival is one of the biggest of its kind in the region. The three-day event will see performances over 10 stages at the Jakarta Convention Centre. For the 10th anniversary of the event, the festival has managed to pull some of the biggest names in jazz to Jakarta, including Allen Stone, Christina Morrison, Jamie Cullum, and Natalie Cole.

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