Gourmet jazz in Ubud

World August 01, 2018 07:00

By The Nation

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Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali is hosting a musical barbecue dinner on August 8 as a warm up for the annual Ubud Village Jazz Festival that will take place on August 10 and 11.

In the build-up to this annual musical extravaganza, guests can experience some of the festival’s top acts, accompanied by sensational cuisine in a tropical setting at Anarasa, the resort’s urban marketplace restaurant.

M Ade Irawan’s jazz collective, The Good Fellas, will take the stage, backed up such jazz legends as Dutch trumpeter Gerard Kleijn, saxophonists Kuba Skowronski, Pramono Abdi and Norman King, drummer Piergiorgio Marchesini, and the Panji Baskoro Trio.

The exclusive event will also be joined by Australian vocalist and pianist Emilia Schnall known as ‘Sugar Mama’. Guests will be able to enjoy this celebration of jazz with a bountiful Latino Jazz Barbecue buffet featuring succulent local seafood and other delicious dishes. This unique dining experience is priced at IDR 500,000 (Bt1,150)-plus per person.

“Our mission is to combine world-class hospitality with cultural authenticity. We support the Ubud Village Jazz Festival, which showcases Bali’s creativity and diversity. Our pre-event dinner will allow guests to enjoy some of the jazz scene’s leading lights in an elegant yet casual ambience. Following the success of 2017’s inaugural dinner, we look forward to hosting another wonderful occasion this year,” said Horst Walther-Jones, general manager, Movenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali.

Launched in 2013, the Ubud Village Jazz Festival is an intimate musical event that features some 100 musicians playing 20 performances on three stages over the course of two days. Acts span a wide variety of jazz forms, including international acts, Indonesian artists and up-and-coming talents. The event is accompanied by a food festival.

Find more by emailing resort.bali.rest-resv@movenpick.com.