2011 Medan Jazz Nation

Started from an idea of Dimardi Abas – a founder of KISS FM Group Medan, the biggest radio FM in town, who also a jazz lovers – with friends who belonged to a jazz community in the city of Medan that call themself as Medan Jazz Community, collaborated with Department of Culture and Tourism of Medan, had took the city to create a jazz event which named as Medan Jazz Nation 2011. The event was held in two places at once, which are at Plaza Medan Fair and The View Music Lounge and Bar – Grand Swiss-Bel Hotel Medan for two exciting days on May 27 to 28, 2011 at the same time with the celebration of the 421 years anniversary of the city of Medan and the World Environment Day 2011.

The purpose of the event, that scheduled to be held every year where in the future with the possibility for jazz musicians invited from all over Indonesia and even the world, in addition to lifting the traditional musicians who collaborated with all North Sumatra’s jazz musicians, and foster public of the city of Medan and North Sumatra’s interest to the jazz music itself, and also is an effort to promote the city of Medan for Visit Medan Year 2012.

Public interest looks big enough that seen with many visitors who had came to witnessed the appearance of local jazz musicians itself such like Yeppi Romero and his Acoustic Smile, as well as other local jazz musicians, as well as guest stars, such as idang Rasjidi, Dwiki Dharmawan and World Peace Ensemble, and also Nita Aartsen Quatro.

Hopefully this event will be held annually and its goal to promote the city of Medan as well as the jazz music itself to Medan and North Sumatra’s public specifically will be accomplish successfully.

Yeppi Romero on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – Nita Aartsen, who has been described as the ‘rising star’ of Classical and Jazz in Indonesia, is an Indonesian pianist and musician. She was born in Jakarta, Indonesia and started learning the piano at the tender age of five. After spending three years in the Moscow Conservatory learning Contemporary Jazz, she returned to Indonesia in 1986, to take over as the state pianist of the Republic of Indonesia. In that role, which she held for over fifteen years, she had the privilege of playing for the then US president Bill Clinton as well as Prince Bernard of Holland amongst many other distinguished state guests. Simultaneously, she created a niche for herself in the world of Indonesian music, playing with and also arranging and composing for such established names as Erwin Gutawa, Dwiki Dharmawan, KLA Project, Indra Lesmana, Gilang Ramadhan, God Bless, Titi DJ etc. She also taught at one of Indonesia’s best music schools, Farabi, helping to build and inspire future musicians.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – All the hard work and dedication finally paid off when she received a three album recording contract with the Indonesian label, Platinum. She released her first album with the Nita Aartsen Quatro, titled ‘all nite out’ in 2009. It is a tour de force of Latin Jazz tracks, all of which are based on Classical or Jazz standards. Nita in her own indomitable style has taken something serious and sombre like Classical and has turned it into feet-tapping, hip-swaying Latino music with a generous helping of Jazz. The result is fun and enjoyable, to say the least. The album received good reviews in the Indonesian media and she has been doing concerts all over Indonesia to promote the album.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – Between 1999 and 2000 she lived and worked in Holland, working with Dutch musicians in the studio and also at live performances. After returning to Jakarta in 2001, she started working towards her goal of taking Classical Music and Jazz to a larger audience. In the last eight years, she has done numerous TV and radio shows, played at events and concerts at home and abroad, held regular gigs at premium music venues in Jakarta and slowly built a strong foundation upon which to launch herself into the world stage. More recently she has played with Michael Paulo and Pauline Wilson from USA for the annual Java Jazz Festival.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Nita Aartsen Quatro on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – Dwiki Dharmawan creates jazz influenced by the traditional music of Indonesia, where he came of age on the island of Java. His band, Krakatau, is acclaimed worldwide and his newest project, the World Peace Orchestra (WPO), aims to bring social harmony and consciousness to the globe. The powerful lineup of the WPO includes legendary percussionist Steve Thornton, drummer Walfredo Reyes Jr, multi-instrumentalist Roger Burn, saxophonist Andy Suzuki and featuring : Yellowjacket’s Jimmy Haslip and Russel Ferrante,Tollak Ollstad (harmonica), guitarist Frank Gambale, guitarist Marc Antoine, saxophonist Michael Paulo, Australian guitarist Guy Strazz and many more who are all helping Dharmawan create a new chapter in the evolution of jazz — while making music with a grander purpose.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble feat. Iwan Abdie on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Dwiki Dharmawan & World Peace Ensemble feat. Iwan Abdie on Medan Jazz Nation 2011.
Idang Rasjidi on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – Idang Rasjidi, born in Pangkal Pinang, Bangka Belitung Island on 26 April 1958, is a jazz musician from Indonesia. Idang is well-known as one of the greatest jazz pianist in Indonesia. Idang can play piano at the same time imitating voices with his vocal from different musical instruments such as trumpet, trombone, and percussion. In his early career of playing music, Idang became acquainted with Abadi Soesman who invited him to join in an children event package in national television. At that time, he did played bass guitar, not piano. Then idang trusted to fill the keyboard in the music group Abadi Soesman Band. Since then, people began to known Idang as a jazz pianist. He got the basic play of piano from Mrs. Kardana, his first piano teacher, while the development he learned on his own. Idang piano’s skill increasingly honed when he interacts with his senior, Ireng Maulana and Kiboud Maulana, in Ireng Maulana Associate. Idang also draw much experience with Maryono (saxophone), Benny Mustapha (drums), Oele Pattiselanno (guitar), Benny Likumahuwa (trombone), Dullah Suweileh (percussion), Jeffrey Tahalele (bass) as they joined in a band called The Galatic.
Idang Rasjidi on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – Besides with the seniors, idang also made music with fellow musicians contemporaries. Together with Indra Lesmana, he formed Indra – idang Rasjidi Reformation Jazz. Then with Candra Darusman, Jopie Item, Hari Subardja, Uche Haryono, and Tito Sumarsono, Idang involved in Tika Bisono and Denny Hatami recordings. In addition, Idalng once also formed Jakarta All Stars with Kiboud Maulana, with other group member composed with the late Embong Rahardjo (saksofone), Cendi Lentungan (drums), Jeffrey and Adjie Rao (percussion). Idang had been played in many international jazz events. His band, The Djakarta All Stars at least had performed four times in the North Sea Jazz Festival stage in Netherlands.
Idang Rasjidi on Medan Jazz Nation 2011 – The same experience was also felt by Idang with the Trigonia. Played the latin jazz fusion, this group was formed by Idang together with Cendi Lentungan and Yance Manusama. Like The Djakarta All Stars, this trio also had several times crossed the globe to North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland and even ever done a single concert in Malaysia. The album that Idang ever produced such as one solo album entitled Heaven and Earth (1996) and Jazzy Christmas Margie Segers. This cooperation continues to manufacture his own album entitled Jazzy Piano.

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Copyright © 2011 Novri Wahyu Perdana. All rights reserved.
All images were taken by using Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EOS 50D,
Canon EF 17-40mm F/4L USM, and Canon EF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS USM.

9 responses to “2011 Medan Jazz Nation

  1. Nice shoot Opii.. Good Job… hehehhe
    Everybody can enjoy your pic, can felt the emotion from that moment.
    Can wait to see another pic..
    Hopefully, your carrier will be raising..

    • Menurrr…

      Thank you so much sista! Matur nuhun, Arigato, Muchos gracias🙂
      Subscribe me (click the “subscribe” button on the right side below of this site) if you like my work, so you can get an email everytime i put a new post sist!
      hihihi..promosi nih ceritanya…
      And thanks again for your very kind words, also hope for my photographic carrier!
      Send my best regards for your husband. Hope i met you both soon in the upcoming Eid Mubarak.

      My very best for you sista🙂

    • Thanks bro for all supports that you had been gave🙂
      We can get the upcoming jazz concert on NSJF 2011 right after our trip from China this early July. After all, we’ll be back from China earlier than the last schedule.
      I guess we can make it to the concert if we don’t decide to stay more than a day at Kuala Lumpur later.

    • Frankly, it was kind a hard took the shot there at “the view” as you can see in the first and the last three images. As i explain before on the beginning paragraph, that this concert held in two places at the same time. This shot was took on “the view”, a lounge in Grand Swiss-Bel Hotel Medan, with not so good lighting at all, not like it was at the Plaza Medan Fair’s parking area. It was oftenly dark. But suddenly, they brought up a flash-light that shot to every corner of the lounge about every 2 seconds right before Idang Rasjidi performance about to ended. Then i thought, that time was the best and perfect moment to took a shot. Well, luckly i did it, and there goes the first image on this story. So happy you like it!
      Thank you so much Lionel for all your kind words. I really appreciate that🙂

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  3. mas novri…bisa minta foto2 yg idang rasjidi syndicate ga?buat dokumentasi pribadi om idang…makasih sebelumnya mas..🙂

    kl bs bagaimana saya ambilnya? mungkin lewat email atau facebook ya mas?

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