Meet Our Community

Samuel Samual Indonesia

Samuel Samual is an Indonesian jazz saxophonist and community organizer.

What does jazz music mean to you? To your community?
Today, there are many who don’t understand and know exactly what jazz is in our city. We decided to give a very clear understanding of what jazz is.

Why are you celebrating International Jazz Day? What is it important?
This is the third time we decided to celebrate International Jazz Day. The scale is increasing every year. As part of this year’s edition, we held a jam session, and in every session we received many participants who wanted to learn jazz.

What do you hope for in celebrating this Day?
We expect full support from the government to allow us to invite jazz musicians both from Indonesia and internationally. With them bringing jazz literature as well as CD and DVD lessons, we believe they will facilitate proper jazz education in our community.