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Nial Djuliarso

Nial was born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 05, 1981. He played and had classical piano lessons since the age 5. In the house he heard a lot of jazz from his father's jazz collection. And he also heard his father playing bass in the local clubs. Nial was not into jazz until 1996, when he heard the Pat Metheny Group playing at a concert in Jakarta. Since then, at the age of 14 yrs he was bitten by the jazz bug. The rest is history.

He went to the USA and graduated from a US high school in Chattanooga, TN. In Chattanooga he played frequently in the Jazz Junction, a local jazz club and where he became a well-known pianist before he graduated in 1999. After graduation he enrolled at the Berklee College of Music, Boston on a full-scholarship. Between the years 1999 and 2004 he won numerous awards and jazz piano competitions (Horace Silver Jazz Piano Competition, $10,000 cash-award). He graduated from Berklee in 2004.

In August 2004 Nial went to NYC where he was accepted at the Jazz Program at the Juilliard School.



Performance / Tour

NY's Nial Djuliarso Quartet in San Francisco; to Jam with Eric Alexander Sept 22

NY's Nial Djuliarso Quartet in San Francisco; to Jam with Eric Alexander Sept 22

Source: Rocket Words

New York band winners of 2008 International Center for the Arts at San Francisco State University Generations Jazz Project “International Competition and Fellowship for Emerging Jazz Combos” Quartet to appear with Eric Alexander and Andrew Speight at Monday night jam session at Shanghai 1930 in San Francisco, September 22, and in concert at San Francisco’s Knuth Hall, Friday afternoon, September 26. The Nial Djuliarso Quartet, winners last May of the first annual Generations Jazz Project “International Competition for Emerging Jazz ...


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