March-4th-2005, 12:24 AM
Jakarta Jazz Fest benefitting Tsunami relief
James Brown leads lineup for Jakarta jazz festival
Jakarta -- "Godfather of Soul" James Brown tops a star-studded line-up of jazz greats performing this weekend in Indonesia's first major jazz festival in seven years, benefiting tsunami relief, organizers said.
A portion of ticket sales for the festival that starts tomorrow will be donated to victims of the December tsunami, chief organizer Paul Dankmeyer said.
Brown and jazz legend George Duke were among 80 bands and some 300 artists from the United States, Japan, Brazil and Indonesia who are slated to perform.