Ngayogjazz is the social interaction event using jazz music as a media. Jazz as an open and flexible music can be appreciated by all walks of life and can blend into local cultural life. Therefore, Ngayogjazz eliminate as much as possible the distance between the players on stage with the audience, so it will actually materialize the interactions in the form of performance with the spontaneous appreciation. In this event, jazz music is also combined with the local community’s art music. This concept makes the Ngayogjazz become a unique jazz festival than ever.
Ngayogjazz festival was began in 2008 and held annually on the move in Yogyakarta. This year, this event was held at the Tourism Village of Brayut, Sleman.
The event took place at 09.00 AM to 09.00 PM. But, for some things, I went there around at 03.00 PM. Once there, the audience, including dozens of foreign tourists, thronged the six-stages there. The musicians took turns performing on stage. And during heavy rains, they kept perform as their respect to the audience who are willing to get wet.