Friday, November 27, 2009

2009 JakJazz Festival Canceled

This year’s edition of the popular Jakarta International Jazz Festival, known as JakJazz, which was scheduled to take place from Dec. 4 to 6 at Istora Senayan, has reportedly been canceled.

A representative from JakJazz Production told the Jakarta Globe about the cancellation on Thursday and said that an official statement would be released in the near future.

The Jakarta Globe attempted to contact JakJazz Production on Friday but was unable to reach a representative., an online magazine, first reported on the rumored cancellation on Wednesday. It was reported that this year’s JakJazz had been canceled because “the sponsors that were supposed to cover the festival expenses pulled out.”

The festival was also canceled in 1997 due to a lack of funding. JakJazz has been running for more than 20 years.

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