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Ito Kurdhi

ITO Chemistry is a band with jazz fusion concept where there are several genres of music combined into a style of play from this band. It was formed in July 2016 by Ito Kurdhi who also acted as a producer, composer, arranger, music director and bass player on this album recording project. Assisted by Diah Gayatri - vocals, Micah Johnston - drums

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Reza Ryan

Reza Ryan is an Indonesian jazz/rock/fusion/experimental guitarist, composer and music educator. He has had experience with a variety of music genres including fusion, jazz, rock, prog rock, classical and death metal. As a guitarist and composer, his latest music projects are I Know You Well Miss Clara, SAdA and Reza Ryan Trio. Beside those music projects, Reza is known as a music/guitar educator in jazz and classical study and also gives workshops, guitar clinics and music scoring.

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Erik Sondhy

Marthen Eugene Mangempis, a man hailing from Manado, a guide fluent in Dutch and Ni Luh Putu Sri Nulatri Sedani, a professional dancer from Bali, on 10 April 1975 awaited the birth of their baby in a small city in Bali named Denpasar. They then named their first child Eurysondhy Andrean John Imanuel Mangempis and Erik grew up as the eldest of 5 siblings. When other children had dreams of becoming a doctor or engineer, Erik Sondhy since young, had already known for sure what he wanted in the future, which was to become a famous musician. He formed these dreams because since young, Erik really admired a band from England, which was The Beatles

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achmad ananda

born 1975, full name Achmad Ananda Indra Purnama, born in jakarta, capital of indonesia, is among the young guitarplayers in indonesia’s current jazzscene probably the most promising. He started playing guitar at the age of 12. 1997 at the age of 22 he discovered the challenge and the beauty of playing jazz, when he met the great indonesian jazzpianist Idang Rasjidi. Short after that he studied with the great Oele Pattiselano and Denny Tr, followed by taking classes from the german Jazzmaster Günter Weiss, guestprofessor at jakarta’s Institut Musik Daya, IMD. In 2000 Idang Rasjidi asked him to join his band which gave him the opportunity to get deeper into the music and to develope his own unique style. Another milestone in his career was when he met John Stowell and japanese guitarplayer Hideaki Tokunaga

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Yucca Rose

Yukke Roswenda Heckmann, better known as YUCCA ROSE, is a leading Indonesian Smooth Jazz and World Music vocalist / lyricist and well respected contemporary painter from Malang in East Java. Over the last fourteen years, she performed with a wide variety of jazz bands / solo artists and recorded two albums with her Jakarta based orchestra “Major Seventh” (the self titled "Major Seventh" debut album and the second album named "Eastern Sunrise" - both published by DiscTarra Indonesia). She released her first solo album "Tree of Life" in March of 2013 and the second album "Radio Dalam Orchestra - Wir haven Spass" in 2016

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Stefan Thiele

I started playing music at the early age of 8 on my first instrument, the accordeon. By the age of 15, I already played drums, trumpet and guitar as well, I started playing piano, which soon became my main instrument. When 17 years old, I got in touch with jazz through listening to Chet Baker and Oscar Peterson, and started performing in bands. In 1984 I saw Miles Davis performing live in Germany which should change my life. 2 years later I started studying music to become a professional musician. In 1988 I moved to the Netherlands to study Jazzpiano with the great dutch jazzpianists Henk Elkerbout and Rob Madna

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Soukma

Soukma has been amazing international audiences for over 10 years, the petit lady with the mammoth voice. Her high impact, poised performances range from powerful to subtle, sassy to wistful, elegant to sublime. Her unique voice brings back memories of the first half of last century. She is inspired by the likes of Billy Holiday, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Carmen Mc Rae. The music of Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and many others places her at comfort. This 29-year-old graceful lady from central Java fills a stage, despite her minim measurements of merely 38 kilos. Soukma has been performing in Indonesia and beyond with numerous Jazz musicians

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Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia

Read "Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Plays Indonesia" reviewed by John Ephland

Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer Various Locations Bandung and Jakarta, Indonesia March 2-5, 2017 It was supposed to just be a soundcheck and rehearsal. But the energy and focus delivered as Indonesian pianist/composer Dwiki Dharmawan ran his Pasar Klewer band through the various numbers most of this group had recorded in ...

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Tohpati Ethnomission: Mata Hati

Read "Mata Hati" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Indonesian guitarist and composer Tohpati, like his countrymen Dewa Budjana and Dwiki Dharmawan, is a busy studio musician who somehow manages to keep several of his own distinct musical projects moving in parallel. The most well-known of these is probably simakDialog, best described as an Indonesian jam band whose copious recorded output has been cut short ...

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Dwiki Dharmawan: Pasar Klewer

Read "Pasar Klewer" reviewed by Dave Wayne

Another day, another two- disc set. Or so it seems. Fortunately, one does not have to wade through Dwiki Dharmawan's Pasar Klewer. Despite some odd choices in track sequence one may even wonder ..."is that all?" after the second disc has finished its spin. Dharmawan is an Indonesian jazz pianist who, like so many of his ...


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