The Ubud Village Jazz Festival 2014 is just around the corner (8th and 9th of August), and we’ve had a couple of warm up pre-events around the island, including one a few days ago at the Pertiwi resort in Ubud.  Although the main event will be a truly international event with some heavy hitters, Ubud Now and Then snuck in just to get a feel of the style of these Indonesian Jazz musicians. We have to say we were impressed – definitely world class. Rio Helmi managed to snap some pics:


Bogie Prasetyo thrashes it out on the drums.


Dian Pratiwi, queen of the torch song, belting it out…


Eko Soemarsono, ever so cool but the bass keeps that that rhythm right through all the riffs he plucks


Henokh Santoso gets intimate with the keyboard


Astrid Sulaiman lays it down, a force of her own


Yuri Mahatma, smiling and in charge of his strings

all photos ©Rio Helmi