freedomsJazz festival '15
17 CONSECUTIVE DAYS
NIAL DJULIARSO SWING MACHINE DAY 1, Hello Gib | ANDY GOMEZ TRIO DAY 2, Twilight Skies | ROBERT MR (NKR) DAY 3, Martha Bug | RICAD HUTAPEA DAY 4, Song for Nando | GERALD SITUMORANG TRIO DAY 5, Time Is The Answer | BARRY LIKUMAHUWA EXPERIMENT ft. Wildan Angklung DAY 6, Rapid Transitions | ECHA SOEMANTRI DAY 7, ECHA SOEMANTRI Drum Solo | ANDRE DINUTH DAY 8, Out of Nowhere | TESLA MANAF DAY 9, Sweetest Horn | BUBUGIRI DAY 10, Ganggu | HALFWHOLE PROJECT DAY 11, Come As A Thief | IYR DAY 12, Musik Indonesia | THE JONGENS 4TET DAY 13, Miss Jones | JEANE PHIALSA QUARTET DAY 14, Run Over The Line | KULKUL DAY 15, JANGER | SRI HANURAGA TRIO DAY 16, Suwe Ora Jamu | INDRO HARDJODIKORO & Friends DAY 17, Dancing Fest
NIAL DJULIARSO SWING MACHINE
ANDY GOMEZ TRIO
ROBERT MR (NKR)
GERALD SITUMORANG TRIO
BARRY LIKUMAHUWA EXPERIMENT
THE JONGENS 4TET
JEANE PHIALSA QUARTET
SRI HANURAGA TRIO
NIAL DJULIARSO SWING MACHINE
A 34 years old Indonesian jazz pianist, Radhitia Nial Djuliarso was born in Jakarta, February 5, 1981 and lived in New York, USA. He has posted a series of International achievement in participating various jazz music competition in USA and Europe, for category solo piano, jazz music groups to songwriting. Nial went to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, USA and received his Bachelor degree of Music in performance. In Berklee, among many other giants, he was able to study with Danilo Perez, Joe Lovano, Joanne Brackeen, Hal Crook and Ed Tomassy; and also met his mentors Sonny Watson, whom Nial played with for 5 years, as well as Bo and Bill Winiker. As a jazz musician, Nial has performed in various prestigious stage of the world, including the North Sea Jazz Festival in the Netherlands, the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, Carnegie-Weill Recital Hall and Alice Tully Hall in New York, and the Kennedy Center in Washington DC.
In US, he has hosted the stages of jazz music ie. Tony Williams Jazz Festival in New Jersey (2006, 2007), Chattanooga Jazz Festival in Tennessee (2005) and the Sarasota Jazz Festival in Florida (2000, 2001). He has also performed in Asia; Thailand Jazz Conference (in 2009) where he brought "Nial Djuliarso Quartet", a music group based in New York and as judges for jazz competition, Mosaic Music Festival in Singapore (2006), JavaJazz Festival (2006, 2008, 2009) and JakJazz Festival (2007).
The project NIAL DJULIARSO SWING MACHINE will be played by Indonesian Jazz musicians such as Oele Pattiselanno (guitar), Jeffrey Tahalele (bass), Ignatius Yosef Andrianta (drums), Arief Setiadi (Saxophone/Flute).
ANDy GOMEZ TRIO
Andy Setiawan was born in Klaten, Central Java, 11 September 1985 as the eldest of 3 children in a family without any musical background. He was majoring classical piano at the age of 15 at Sekolah Menengah Music (Music Highschool) and in 2003 Andi got his bachelor degree at Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Art Institute) Yogyakarta.
He was attracted to Jazz after listening Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Manhattan Jazz Orchestra & Canadian Brass Band. In 2005, he began actively arranging for combo, band, and even big band for schools & colleges events, such as Jurasik 6.5 Big Band at Bali Jazz Festival, Kirana Big Band at ITB Big Band Concert & Java Jazz Festival.
He is a Co-founder SuddenJazz, a jam session community in Jakarta where young musicians learning jazz and express themselves. He is
also Arranger and session player for recording as well as live performance for Tompi, Monita Tahalea, Sandy Sondoro, Dira Sugandi, Andien, Syaharani ESQIEF, Sandy Winarta Quartet, Urban Phat, Aimee and the Swing Radicals, etc.
Gomez as Andi's usually called has joined world tour with Indro Hardjodikoro, The Fingers who performed in Rusia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria & also Washington DC. Influenced by Duke Ellington Orchestra, Glenn Miller, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Four Freshman, George Shearing, etc. and pianist by Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, T. Monk, Chick Corea, Monty Alexander, Aaron Goldberg, Eldar Djangirov, and many others; it easily describes what kind of music he plays.
ROBERT MR (NKR)
Robert MR graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2009, Robert is a guitarist and composer. Robert found the Shadow Puppets Quartet and collaborated with various musicians such as Joe Lovano in Boston (2008); Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra at Mosaic Music Festival (2011); Orchestral member of Singapore-based Paradigm; member of the last Bubi Chen Quintet; duet with Riza Arshad; member of Boby Limijaya Orchestra and 8 Horns Band and he was also a member of Sandy Winarta Quartet and Quadruple.
In the popular music scene, Robert is also active with Purim, and performed as a supporting musician for Andien, Dira Sugandhi, Raisa, Be3, and others. He is the Head of Performance Department at the Institute of Music Indonesia and as a lecturer at the Pelita Harapan Conservatory of Music.
For freedomsJazz.com Festival 2015, Robert will play with Kevin Yosua (Bass) and Nial Djuliarso (Piano).
Ricad Hutapea Ricad Hutapea has performed at various music festivals in the country such as Java Jazz Festival (2010-2014), Jak Jazz (2013), Indonesian Jazz Festival (2013), Jazz Goes to Campus (2011, 2013) Jazz Mountains (2014), Jazz Buzz Salihara (2014), Porch Jazz (2013-2014). He appears on one stage together with famous jazz musicians like Indra Group, Tohpati & Friends, Monita Tahalea & The Nightingales, Art of Tree; Ricad played saxophone in solo album Tohpati (Song for You), Indro Hardjodikoro (New Stories), Yoseph Sitompul (Waiting) and senior jazz singer Jenny De Fretes (Embraceable Moments). Ricad has made his own recording of two singles by DJ Andezzz.
Saxophone becomes a part of his soul and involving in the choir is the first step to end the album "Jalan Pertama”.
Gerald Situmorang Trio
The young guitarist Gerald Situmorang who has performed with Oran Etkin has released his trio album. He has known for years with different bands that each has its own distinctive style.
On June 7, 2014 he launched “Time is the Answer” in the formation he simply called Gerald Situmorang Trio, featuring his long time partner Ankadiov Subran (bass) and Jessilardus Mates (drums). Gerald’s creativity and productivity in his early 20s with many musical projects shows that the jazz music spirit in Indonesia keep lives-on.
Gerald is very much so following in the footsteps of Jack Lesmana, Indra Lesmana, Tohpati, and even Aksan Sjuman in producing good music as well as working on more than one project at a time.
And also has played & recorded with many musicians such as Indra Lesmana, Tohpati, Barry Likumahuwa, Raisa, and many more.
Barry Likumahuwa Experiment
Barry Likumahuwa; Elseos Jeberani Likumahuwa Emanuel was born in Jakarta, June 14, 1983 and is a talented young Jazz Funk bassist from Indonesia.
In 2008 he released his first solo album "Good Spell" and followed by his first album with band BLP (Barry Likumahuwa Project) released in 2011 titled "Generasi Synergy" (Synergy Generation) that ranked 9th in the 20 best albums of 2011 by Rolling Stone Indonesia magazine. February 2014, BLP released the second album "Innerlight" collaborating with Indonesia’s great singers such as Indra Aziz, Bayu Risa, Bubu Giri, Ivan Saba and also Glenn Fredly. Innerlight album itself has reached Number 1 TOP downloaded iTunes Indonesia in the first week of the album released.
Barry was 1st Winner of Indonesia Music Festival, bass category held by Fender (2003), Most Favourite Newcomer (JakJazz Awards 2008), Jazz Rising Star (JGTC Awards 2008), "Mati Saja" Best Jazz Song ICEMA (Indonesian Cutting Edge Music Awards) 2010, Indonesian Young Talent Award (JavaJazz Festival 2014). He was proudly selected over more than 4000 musicians globally to be one of the fellows in a program called OneBeat 2014 initiated by United States of America, Department of Cultural Affairs alongside with 24 other musicians from 16 different countries. They had tour & travel across the West Coast performing music for the whole month of October. His influence spans from John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Marcus Miller, Pat Metheny, Victor Wooten, Benny Likumahuwa, Yance Manusama to Roy Hargrove. He participated in Jazz Festivals and venues all over the world, from Java Jazz Festival, Taichung Jazz Festival, Vienna Jazz Fest, Blue Note Tokyo.
OFFICIAL DRUMS for freedomsJazz festival '15
Yesaya Wilander Soemantri is called Echa Soemantri; an Indonesian young drummer is well known among musicians as a freelance drummer who plays a wide variety of genres. Among drummers, he is famous in his energetic and "cool" style. Echa was born on July 7, 1989 in Jakarta and has engaged in several major events such as the Jakarta International Java Jazz Festival and other International Jazz Festivals.
Without mentioning all musicians who put his name on the list of players in the band's entourage, Echa Soemantri was the first drummer of Indro Hardjodikoro - The Fingers, Erwin Gutawa, Tompi, Abdul as a few to name. Not ONLY playing on stages around the country.
Andre Dinuth born on Aug 3rd 1982, Guitar is meant of expression for Andre Dinuth. He has worked in the recording studio and live on stage with artists like Glenn Fredly, Sandhy Sondoro, Rio Febrian, Andi Rianto, Erwin Gutawa, Afgan, Rossa, Marcell, Trio Lestari, etc. His first self-titled solo album was released on June 25th 2014.
The recording process was supported by his mentors and friends such as Indro Hardjodikoro & Adhitya Pratama on bass, Agung EXO & Yandi Andaputra on drums, Alvin Lubis & Irwan Simanjuntak on keys/synth/piano with special guests George Tanasale on Tifa, Nicky Manuputty on Alto Saxophone and Didiet Violin in an instrumental fusion blend of Jazz, Rock, Pop and Progressive.
Dinuth is a session guitar player and also a member of the group Six Strings consisting of Dewa Budjana, Tohpati, Baron, Baim & Eross Chandra and has released an album ad. Between times, he is actively teaching guitar in the Guitar Performance Department of School of Creativity & Arts (SOCA)-IMI (Institut Musik Indonesia).
A year ago Tesla attracted the US Label, MoonJune Records has recruted him as a fresh player from Indonesia after simakDialog, Tohpati Ethnomission, Dewa Budjana, Ligro and I KnowYou Well Miss Clara. Not long Tesla worked on the concept and came out with something he called Progressive Acoustic Experimental Music. His works as a quartet titled "A Man's Relationship WithHis Fragile Area". His international debut album was just released on November 26, 2014 and hardcopy (CD) was available in early December 2014, being distributed worldwide except Indonesia.
His upcoming international debut album, also includes Tesla's earlier album "It's All Yours" featuring the Balinese gamelan ensemble from Institute Technology of Bandung, Mahagotra Ganesha. One will find challenging progressive pattern hand in hand with the mystical Balinese sounds, using traditional instruments such as Gamelan, Gangsa, Ceng Ceng, Kantil, Gong and Kemplug.
b u b u g i r i
BUBUGIRI is dynamic acoustic duo. The name is simply taken from their nicknames. Bubu sings and Giri plays guitar.
Bubu believes that music is an universal language. “Music represents plenty of things.. represent who we really are and making music to me is a process of finding my true self. It’s the perfect media that helps in life learning process. She’s been singing since age 5 & performed on many occasions such as: JavaJazz, D’Sound Concert, Top 10 Popstar Finalists & Indonesia Idol Judge Favorites, and many others. A beautiful big talent for truly soulful singer.
For Giri music is rhythm, harmony, melody, articulation, dynamic, improvisation and personality. He plays music with his own style & enjoying every tune, rhyme & harmony to reach his climax. Been on guitar for more than 15 years, he is a soulful guitarist. Everything comes out from his guitar, is a true voice from the heart and expression of his inner soul.
(bubu @nengbubu )
( giri @setiagiri)
HWP (Halfwhole Project) is formed in 2009, began from a jazz community "Klab Jazz" based in Bandung, Indonesia. Christ Stanley Khoewell Kainama (Piano, Keyboard, Synthesizers), Edward Manurung (Drums,Percussions), and Gallang Perdhana Dalimunthe (Upright Bass, Electric Bass) tried to make a project base on their interest in jazz. They have been learning and playing jazz with various styles for years. Come from different musical backgrounds doesn’t make the music sounds lame; instead, the versatility, knowledge, and outstanding skills make them unique and powerful.
Hank Mobley, Wynton Kelly, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Mulgrew Miller, Miles Davis, Brian Blade, Jaco Pastorious, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Dave Weckl, Roy Hargrove, Robert Glasper, Chris Dave, Gerald Clayton, Brad Mehldau and Aaron Golberg are just few to mention that inspire the making of their music. They try to put a simple jazz music concept; bridging the traditional and modern jazz without losing its characteristics. You will hear straight ahead, blues, post-bop, funk, groove, and gospel influence inside their magical music. May 2015, they released their very first studio album, titled “Yes, We Meet Again” which you can hear their musical journey from the beginning. The album has become a “first report” of their jazz studies for years and 6 original songs made by Christ Stanley arranged by HWP.
i y r
Formed in October 2009, IYR is a group of young musicians Dennis Junio (saxophone), Agung Munthe (drum), Albert Fakdawer (vocals), Reno Castello (guitar), Timothy Luntungan (keys), and Ankadiov Subran (bass). They have participated in several national and international music festivals such as Wine and Jazz Singapore Festival 2010, Jazz Goes To Campus 2009-2010, and Java Jazz Festival 2010.
One of IYR achievement was Grand Champion Arts Junior Championship, Kids Performing International Festival at The Esplanade, Singapore end June 2010.
Twitter: @dennisjunio (saxophone) , @demasnarawangsa (drum) , @albertfakdawer (vocal) , @reno_castello (guitar) , @mothyluntungan (keys) , @ankadiov (bass)
THE JONGENS 4tet
The Jongens 4tet was created in January 2011 in Jakarta, introducing four young Jazz musicians Johanes Radianto on Guitar, Dhani Syah on Piano, Doni Sundjoyo on Double Bass, and Elfa Zulham on Drums. The band has already performed in several local jazz clubs, Concerts, and Jazz Festivals throughout Indonesia (Jakarta, Bandung, Semarang, Surabaya, Bali) and each member were performing individually in international music scene such as: Spain, Italy, Netherlands, German, USA, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, Czech, and Philipine.
Their improvisation styles are coming from Jazz, as an American art form and personal musical developments. The Jongens had performs mainly Arrangements as well as originals.
IG: @elfazulham (drummer) @johanes_radianto (guitarist) @dhanisyah (pianist)
JEANE PHIALSA QUARTET
Jeane Phialsa well known as Alsa. Born in june 4, 1993 to Poppy Sophia.
Alsa started playing Jazz at Starlite Band in 2004. She learned Jazz from various great names like Eddy Syakroni, Taufan Gunarso, Gilang Ramadhan, Samboedi and Gerry Herb.In achievement of Jazz, Alsa is strongly influenced by Idang Rasjidi which gives the development of understanding and Jazz interpretation.
Other influences also came from series of Jazz figures such as Indro Hardjodikoro, Tohpati, Pat Matheny, Lyle Mays and Yellow Jackets.
K U L K U L
Formed 5 years ago, the members of this band are mostly very young musicians. They have idealism and vision in music and in collaborating the modern music with the mythical Balinese music was their vision. Holding the same spirit and supported by their high skills, Demas Narawangsa (drums), Didiet (violin), Awan (bass), Adit (keyboard) and Faisal (guitar) established KulKul in 2005.
The mission is simple, to keep the specific taste of exotics carried by Balinese music as a part of Indonesian heritage. The mission could sound simple, but certainly it wouldn’t be easy to carry. Then this mission has grabbed the interest of Lembaga Kesenian Bali Saraswati (The Balinese Art Foundation of Saraswati) led by I Gusti Kompyang Raka.
Sri Hanuraga Trio
Sri Hanuraga At the age of seventeen, Aga began to study Jazz piano with Indra Lesmana, the leading Jazz pianist in Indonesia. During that period he won the ﬁrst prize at the JGTC Competition, and performed at some major Jazz festivals in Indonesia including the International Java Jazz Festival 2005. By nineteen, he moved to Amsterdam to study Jazz piano at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. In April 2006, Aga won the soloist prize at the East of Eastern Jazz Festival in Nijmegen and January 2009 again he won the second prize in the YPF Jazz Piano Competition (judge : Jacky Terrason, John Taylor, Antonio Farao, Enrico Pieranunzi and Bobo Stenson)
2011, Aga was awarded with the “The Indonesian Young Talent Award” by the Java Jazz Festival. Soon after that, he won The European Keep an Eye Jazz Award 2011 for the category “Best Band” with the Daniel Master Quartet and June 2011 Aga graduated summa cum laude (10 with distinction) from the master program in Jazz piano performance at The Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
INDRO HARDJODIKORO & FRIENDS
Indro Hardjodikoro born in Jakarta on 14 December 1968. He learns music by autodidact since 3rd grade primary school. His enthusiasts to learn bass gets serious when he met Bintang Indrianto. To study more about music, Indro went to Indra Lesmana, Erwin Gutawa and saxophonist Maryono. Indro met Tohpati in PMMC (Yamaha) that leads them to a band formation called “Halmahera”. Their friendship continues in Simakdialog band, Tohpati Ethnomission which has played in Den Haag, Netherlands and Berlin, Germany and many more music projects, events and recording.
Indro also experienced played with international musicians such as Andy Suzuki, Steve Thornton, Sadao Watanabe, Roger Burns, Tolak Aulstead, Eric Marienthal, Kenny Garret, Dave Koz, Michael Lington, Michael Colina.
Having a Master class in Rhythm and Groove Music Camp with Victor Wooten.
He has also jamming with Herbie Hancock in Bali, George Duke, Mattias “IA” Eklundh (Laney endorser). Recording session with several international musicians, such as: Earnie Adams (drum), Howard Levi (Harmonica), Frank Gambale (guitarist) in Dwiki Dharmawan World Peace Orchestra, Sheila Madjid solo album, Bob Sheppard (saxophone), Dira J. Sugandi album which is produced by Bluey Incognito.
He has finally released his first debut album; Indro Hardjodikoro “Feels Free”, together with Demas Narawangsa, Lal Intje Makkah, featuring some of great musicians such as Tohpati, Oele Patiselano, and Irfan Chasmala. After Feels Free concert in 2009, Indro build his own project with his student, Fajar Adi Nugroho, the project with two bass player named Indro Hardjodikoro The Fingers which has played in several Jazz clubs and International festivals such as the Java Jazz Festival (Jakarta - Indonesia), Petro Jazz Festival (St. Petersburg - Russia), MuzEnergo (Dubna-Russia), Iguana Wine n Jazz club (Belgrade - Serbia), Red n White Jazz Lounge (Jakarta - Indonesia), MusicTown (Moscow - Russia), World Youth Jazz Festival (Kuala Lumpur – Malaysia), Panggung Gembira KBRI Washington DC.
In this project Indro Hardjodikoro will play with Echa Soemantri (drum), Yankjay Nugroho (guitar) and Eghay (Piano).