reputation as Asia’s nightlife
Mecca eventually put the Sing-Song
Girls, Shanghai-originated young,
beautiful female singers, on the
map of Batavian nightlife. Along
with this, Batavia also enjoyed
the privilege of being serenaded
by jazzy tunes. Jazz clubs featuring
local talents were mushrooming till
were the days of typical characters
found in Scott F Fitzgerald’s
novels: men dressed neatly in impeccable
white suits, shoes, and fedora hats.
That’s how the Batavian jazz
bands dressed, too. Wowing and grooving
audience with their upbeat music,
Sugar Brown Babies was among the
most famous jazz bands in Batavia.
They were Tjoh Tomasowa, Jacob Sigarlaki,
"Oetje" Burer, Harry Bram,
and "Broer" Van den Berg.
Fans and groupies would follow them
everywhere to see them play.
of all great jazz bands ever played
in Batavia, we bring the long-forgotten,
romantic sides of the metropolitan
with Aartsen Quatro. The band plays
the best jazzy tunes and repertoires
from 1920 to 1960.
the band is not playing, ears will
be mesmerized by famous jazz songs
from the year 1920-1960 only. Ella
of Birdland” and Billy Holiday
singing Cole Porter songs are just
to name a few of old, old songs
played when you dine in If you are
a fan of John Coltrane’s saxophone
or Duke Ellington’s Big Band,
then this is the place for you.