Press Release – Jazz Goes To Campus
Jazz Goes To Campus (JGTC) is the oldest jazz festival in Indonesia, which has been held every year since 1976. The event has two objectives, the first is to bring jazz to campus and the second is to share the love of jazz. This event was organized by the students and all stakeholders of the Faculty of Economics & Business, University of Indonesia as a contribution and appreciation to the music industry, especially jazz music. Entering 2016, this festival has been successfully held for 38 times and listed as the only jazz festival in Indonesia that ever presented three generations of jazz legends, the late Jack Lesmana, Indra Lesmana and Eva Celia. The success of Jazz Goes To Campus could be seen from its significant growth every year, the constant success of presenting more than 30 domestic and international musicians that spread across four stages and reached more than 20,000 people. Moreover, Jazz Goes To Campus also managed to accommodate the musician’s development who dedicated themselves to jazz music from junior to senior musicians, and also the music community through various programs.
The beginning of the 39th Jazz Goes To Campus was the JGTC Opening and Press Conference at the Institut Français d’Indonésie in Jakarta on October 28, 2016. This event was the opening of the 39th Jazz Goes To Campus to inform more than 100 media partners about what would be presented by the 39th Jazz Goes To Campus. This year, JGTC has seven goals named as “Sapta Cita”, where one of the commitment is to be the first music festival that comply with the rights of composers and copyright holders. The 39th Jazz Goes To Campus paid the performing rights through Wahana Musik Indonesia (WAMI) and it was symbolically announced at the Opening and Press Conference. This commitment made JGTC as the first jazz music festival in Indonesia who paid for the right to announce (Performing Rights), which belongs to the composers and copyright holders of the song.