Family members cry as they pay their last respect to Djaduk Ferianto at Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja in Yogyakarta on Wednesday. (Antara Photo/Andreas Fitri Atmoko)

Ethno Jazz Maestro Djaduk Ferianto Passes Away at 55


NOVEMBER 13, 2019

Family members and fans paid their last respect to actor, director and ethno jazz maestro Djaduk Ferianto at his Padepokan Seni Bagong Kussudiardja in Yogyakarta on Wednesday. Djaduk, the founding member of pioneering ethno jazz group Kua Etnika and the initiator of Yogyakarta's biggest jazz festival, Ngayogjazz, passed away at 2.30 a.m. local time due to an unspecified illness.

Djaduk is the younger brother of another famous artist and impersonator, Butet Kertaradjasa. His death came three days before the start of this year's Ngayogjazz. He will be buried in the family burial ground in Sembungan, south of Yogyakarta.