제16회 자라섬재즈페스티벌에 참여해주신 관객, 스태프, 자원활동가 여러분들께 진심으로 감사드립니다. 자라섬재즈와 함께 특별한 추억 간직하시길 바라며 더 나은 모습으로 2020년에 다시 찾아뵙겠습니다. 감사합니다!
Oct 4(Fri) - 6(Sun), 2019
In and around Jara Island(Jarasum), Gapyeong-gun
1-day 50,000 won
2-day 80,000 won
3-day 100,000 won
1-day youth 35,000 won
1-day 55,000 won
(Only 1-day ticket sold)
1-day youth 40,000 won
HOST · SUPERVISION Jarasum Youth Jazz Center
CONTACT Jarasum Youth Jazz Center / 031-581-2813~4
Around Gapyeong downtown, there is a town named Jara-mok (Turtle’s neck). Two hills, one big and one small, are similar to a turtle’s head and body. This turtle’s neck area is called Jara-mok. Where this turtle figure is looking is Jarasum (Turtle Island). Jara-sum was appeared when Cheongpyeong-dam was constructed. Because it was newly appeared, the island had been called unspecific names such as Chinese Island and Peanut Island. After years, Gapyeong Land Naming Committee decided the name it as Jarasum.
The word ‘International’ has been removed from the name of the Jarasum Festival since last year, but Jarasom jazz is already a successful Korean music festival that is recognized worldwide. The fact that the artists of 1068 teams from 55 countries visited the festival during the 15th inning is enough to prove it to be an international festival. Furthermore, The festival steps outside of Korea, international cooperation are being actively operated. Yearly project ‘National Focus Project’ (2019 : Denmark) that intensively ntroduces a specific country to the audience has been worked together with the countries’ embassies and/or cultural institutes. Also, the festival has visited world jazz festivals such as 'Jazz Sous Les Pommiers' in France, ‘Penang Island Jazz Festival’ in Malaysia, ‘Takatsuki Jazz Street’ and ‘Sukiyaki Meet the World’ in Japan every year, and signed MOU with them.
In 2004, when the first festival was held, there was no other music festival that massive audience participated, thus most people were wondered why. However, the festival's focus has been only jazz for 16 years. Jazz includes various subcategories such as swings, fusion, bossa nova, bebop, and world music. The fact that Jarasum Jazz introduces different types of music under name jazz is the major role of the festival. Moreover, through ‘Jarasum International Jazz Concurs,’ ‘Jarasum Creative Music Camp,’ and ‘Korea Jazz Showcase, the festival tries to find talented jazz musicians. Jarasum Jazz does not compromise the music, but by delivering enjoyable experience, the festival contributes on publicizing jazz.
Even though it is only 3 days per year, cumulative number of audience during the 15 years festival is almost two million. Jarasum Jazz is awarded as the best cultural tourism festival by Department of Sports and Tourism, which no other music festivals could accomplish. Moreover, thinking about the environment, the festival has been Green Life honorary ambassador for last 5 years. In order to share the external growth with the community, the festival started to hold Gapyeong Band Contest, publish Gapyeong Restaurant Guidebook, produce Jazz Makgeolli · Jazz wine made of the region’s farm products and held Gapyeong Farm Party in the festival site. Besides of these numbers and facts, Jarasum is special place where you can leave your daily life and have gorgeous relaxation. Lying down on the grass, facing the pouring stars, the time with your loved ones and listening to the best jazz. Let’s visit Jarasum, Gapyeong on October.