The Inaugural Sanur Mostly Jazz Festival at Griya Santrian a Resounding Success

October 4, 2017

Surya Sewana performance by Indra Lesmana at Griya Santrian a Beach resort and Spa


14-16 July 2017 at Griya Santrian a Beach Resort & Spa

DENPASAR, July 2017 – The third and last day of Sanur Mostly Jazz Festival, Sunday (16/4/2917) presented a first time ever eve-of-sunrise performance at the beach area of Griya Santrian a Beach Resort & Spa, Sanur, Bali.

Musician Indra Lesmana, founder of the festival performed ‘Surya Sewana’ supported by 10 other musicians, with Indra Lesmana (on Piano, Seaboard), Indra Gupta (Bass), collaborating with Sandy Winarta (Drums, Cymbals), Dewa Budjana (Guitar), Subandi (Gamelan 1), Made Soplo (Gamelan 2), Gung Adhi (Gamelan 3), Emon Bandy (Gamelan 4), Ngurah Evo (Gamelan 5), Pacet (Gamelan 6), Christie (Sequencer) and Tina (Vocal).

The jazz performance started at 6AM sharp, starting off with the sound of bells and echoes of Puja Trisandya. When the sunrise chants ceased, Indra continued with pentatonic notes from the grand piano he played, followed by other instruments.

The melody in this composition merged with the beach atmosphere in the fresh and sunny morning. This blend produced a spiritual vibration, which was enhanced by four dancer with incense in the hands, dancing to the rhythm.

Upon the fourth song, hundreds of spectators who admittedly ‘had to’ wake up early to watch the concert was presented with a Godly masterpiece of beautiful sunrise set upon the clouds. The breathtaking scene complimented the ‘Surya Sewana’ composition, which consists of 5 songs with a total duration of 55 minutes.

Indra admits at times like this, he feels really insignificant compared to God’s creation in the horizon. This daily awareness makes him always thankful and is the spirit for producing creative works in music.

Regarding the inaugural festival, Indra says it was truly impressive and meeting the target of their initial estimation. The enthusiastic visitors which were mainly international tourisms were also achieving the target. “Especially the support from musicians make us more enthusiastic to make this festival an annual agenda,” ujar Indra.

General manager and Owner Griya Santrian, Ida Bagus Gde Sidharta Putra (Gusde) as one of the event founder claims he was satisfied with the three day jazz event which is part of Sanur Village Festival (SVF) that will be held in August. Especially on Saturday night when the 460 seat capacity was fully packed.

The three day festival was broadcasted on live streaming showing off great performances by Koko Harsoe Trio, Balawan, Yuri Mahatma feat Nancy Ponto, Dewa Budjana Zentuary and topped by ditutup Idang Rasjidi feat Nesia Ardi on day one. While day two shows from Sandy Winarta Trio, Tohpati, Ito Kurdhi Chemistry, Sandhy Sondoro, Oele Pattiselanno Trio feat Margie Segers.

While the Sunday morning performance after ‘Surya Sewana’ presented Mostly Jazz brunch & jam session featuring Nada and Dodot Trio. Nada’s performance was amazing since this 6 year old singer could perform jazz songs usually sung by senior singers.