2. What was the scene (jazz scene And/Or general music scene) in Bali at that time? I visited Bali in 2007 and was amazed about the jazz scene in Bali. As you couldn’t find such venues in Jakarta at that time. They played standard jazz, originals, and compositions from Tania Maria, Bill Evans, etc. That’s why I decided to move.
3. How did the Ubud Jazz festival start? What stands out about it (besides the gorgeous physical location!)? It started in 2010 when we held small concerts at Serambi Art Antida (now is Antida Sound Garden) once a month with 50 guests. And when Serambi Art Antida closed due to some differences with the owners’ perspective, we lost a place to perform. Then we played in some places around Bali. And it was so packed with guests in 2012, we decided to make a serious and international jazz festival.
4. What are the plans for the future of the festival?
5. Your three favorite albums.