Starting 2018, Ubud Village Jazz Festival is proud to be partners with Castlemaine Jazz Festival, a community jazz festival in Australia.
One of the founders, John Hannah and Gwynn James were in Bali in August last year and attended the Ubud Village Jazz Festival. They were impressed by it and suggested that Bali and Australia festivals should become partners. The events would promote each other and send bands back and forth as a gesture of friendship.
The Bali musicians then organised funding for travel to Australia, and the CJF committee has applied for funding to send a band to the UVJF in August this year.
Find out more about the Castlemaine Jazz Festival here.