In the earlier years of 20th century, Jazz was an exclusive music that served only the upper-class.

Several decades later, a group of visionary student including Chandra Darusman from the Faculty of Economics, University of Indonesia contrived to make jazz more inclusive, especially for students, and came up with the idea of conducting a jazz performance at their campus.


The very first Jazz Goes To Campus was held in 1976, performed only on one stage and attended by no more than 2000 audience.


in 1988, to keep the value of “Bringing Jazz to Campus”. It continually develops and expands its program to deliver the purpose of spreading jazz across nation.


Today, Jazz Goes To Campus has become the oldest and most celebrated international jazz festival in Indonesia consist of a series events annually and have reached more than 20.000 audience.

This year, The 42nd Jazz Goes To Campus will return with the theme “Feel the New Jazzperience!”

We aim to bring the new experience of enjoying jazz to all jazz people and showcase a fresh jazz performances which combined sub-genres music to deliver the greatest memorable jazzperience. Jazz Goes To Campus will continue its commitment as a platform to futher develop the Indonesian jazz scenery.